This information serves the dual purpose of satisfying the requirements of lenders and investors.
Potential investors will want assurance about the owner’s ability to meet the financial needs of the business.
You should conduct secondary and primary research to determine the costs associated with startup.
Secondary research would be to read material from secondary sources on cost of assets or services.
You will need to explain all of your expenses, the amounts, the necessity of the expense, etc.
This will be important in obtaining a business loan or justifying the required capital contribution and ownership interest of each owner.The financials are so comprehensive, most potential investors read the business summary, the founder bios, and the financials to determine whether they are interested in the business.These statements constitute the projected financial future of your business.Many entrepreneurs depend too much on their own time and efforts to carry out business functions.While this may be necessary, it pulls the entrepreneur from his/her primary tasks – planning and organizing resources to develop the business.The financial plan lays out the entirety of revenue, expenses, profit or loss for the company.All of the figures estimated in prior portions of the business plan come together here.Primary research includes contacting providers of venders of the necessary assets/services.Overestimating the stated costs will give you some room for accommodating unforeseen costs.Below we go through multiple sections of the business plan that meet the above purposes.Note: Depending on the use of the business plan, it may be advisable to remove certain sections for a specific purpose.