Business plan

Plan that documents the viability of a company

In its business plan, a company outlines its business model and its medium-term goals. The main reason for writing up a business plan is to give providers of outside capital – and in particular venture capital companies – a means of evaluating the company's approach and development potential. Important components of a business plan are thus the investment plan, financing plan, liquidity plan and profitability forecast. The planning period usually spans three to five years.

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