Y O U R B U S I N E S S  P L A N
TABLE OF  CONTENTS   <ul><li>The TEAM </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Market Summary </li></ul><ul><...
THE TEAM: First who, then what . <ul><li>List any active partners </li></ul><ul><li>List all strategic partners/collaborat...
MISSION  STATEMENT What are you most passionate about?  Why are you writing?
MARKET SUMMARY
MARKET  STATISTICS <ul><li>Who are the market players? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the current industry trends? </li></ul><...
OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>What market trends can you capitalize on? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you reach your audience? </li><...
BUSINESS CONCEPT
WHAT YOU  DO  BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE… <ul><li>List here </li></ul>
WHAT   DRIVES  Y OUR ECONOMIC   ENGINE <ul><li>How are you going to get paid? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your products or ...
COMPETITION
PRODUCT SALES   COMPETITION <ul><li>Who are you up against? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their strengths and weaknesses? </l...
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
OBJECTIVES <ul><li>What do you have to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By month, year, 3 years, 5 years </li></ul></ul>
RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS
RESOURCES <ul><li>How much is it going to cost you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to invest up front? </li></ul><ul><...
KEY  ISSUES
OUTSTANDING  ISSUES <ul><li>What other questions don’t have answers yet? </li></ul>
FINANCIAL  PLAN
PROFIT & LOSS <ul><li>Full financial picture of your business today, 1 year from now, 3 years from now </li></ul><ul><li>W...
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Business Plan Template for Independent Publishers by The Pantheon Collective

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Business Plan Template for Independent Publishers by The Pantheon Collective

  1. 1. Y O U R B U S I N E S S P L A N
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS <ul><li>The TEAM </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Market Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Business Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE TEAM: First who, then what . <ul><li>List any active partners </li></ul><ul><li>List all strategic partners/collaborators </li></ul>
  4. 4. MISSION STATEMENT What are you most passionate about? Why are you writing?
  5. 5. MARKET SUMMARY
  6. 6. MARKET STATISTICS <ul><li>Who are the market players? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the current industry trends? </li></ul><ul><li>Who buys books? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do they buy books? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the most popular categories? </li></ul>
  7. 7. OPPORTUNITIES
  8. 8. OPPORTUNITIES <ul><li>What market trends can you capitalize on? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you reach your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you leverage technology? </li></ul>
  9. 9. BUSINESS CONCEPT
  10. 10. WHAT YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE… <ul><li>List here </li></ul>
  11. 11. WHAT DRIVES Y OUR ECONOMIC ENGINE <ul><li>How are you going to get paid? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your products or services? </li></ul>
  12. 12. COMPETITION
  13. 13. PRODUCT SALES COMPETITION <ul><li>Who are you up against? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul>
  14. 14. GOALS & OBJECTIVES
  15. 15. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>What do you have to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By month, year, 3 years, 5 years </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS
  17. 17. RESOURCES <ul><li>How much is it going to cost you? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to invest up front? </li></ul><ul><li>When will you need cash infusions </li></ul>
  18. 18. KEY ISSUES
  19. 19. OUTSTANDING ISSUES <ul><li>What other questions don’t have answers yet? </li></ul>
  20. 20. FINANCIAL PLAN
  21. 21. PROFIT & LOSS <ul><li>Full financial picture of your business today, 1 year from now, 3 years from now </li></ul><ul><li>What decisions need to be made to maintain a profitable operation? </li></ul>

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