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There are innumerable articles and templates for preparing a business plan for start-ups. But what I found is that most of them are too exhaustive and so a strong de-motivator for an enthusiastic individual who wants to pen down his ideas and present it to his potential investors/advisers.
Immaterial of the scale of the business viz., financial size or employee size, the below business plan is a good starting point. When one has got this right, a large part of planning has been accomplished. Depending on one’s purpose, additional information and more details can always be added.
Being simple and providing essential elements, this business plan is called as Individual Hoshin Plan. The name is derived from ‘Hoshin Kanri’, a Japanese methodology of policy deployment used for several large corporations to successfully deploy their strategies on the ground.