Marketing Plan Templates

If you’re ready to open a business on the Internet, you’ll need a marketing plan in order to succeed. The best way to create one is with a marketing plan template and there are plenty to choose from—many of them available as free downloads.

For example, check out this site for “A One Page Marketing Plan Anyone Can Use.”

http://smallbiztrends.com/2008/06/one-page-marketing-plan.html

Before taking just one example as the way, however, be sure to read several. Do a search on google.com for various choices. Look them over and see which one fits your needs. Then tweak it to include your own special features.

You may also want to check out this web site from SCORE for several free templates tailored to fit a start-up, an established business, or a nonprofit.

http://www.score.org/resources/business-plans-financial-statements-template-gallery

Kinds of Businesses

Will your business be a Limited Liability Company (LLC), an S Corporation or a C corporation? You may prefer a single proprietorship or partnership. Be sure the form of business is included in your plan and that you are familiar with the implications of the choice you make. Not all types work alike. Take the time you need to determine which is best for you. Talk to other business owners and get their perspective and advice. You don’t want to make crucial decisions without full knowledge of what you’re getting into.

Once you know what you want and the details required to get started, engage the services of a tax accountant so you will be aware and up-to-date on the current tax code for small business owners and how they apply to you.

Then it will be time to go over the marketing plan template once again, to polish up your plan, and then begin operating the business of your dreams.