Feeling inspired to start a business, but don’t know how to write a plan? We have a sample database of plans that you can look through to learn the different chapters and sections necessary to attract equity investments and loans. Add your favorite articles, videos, podcasts, and more to your Queue so you can enjoy them anytime on any device. You can visit our small business encyclopedia to learn more about business plans or our FormNet area to get the necessary forms to get started. Conversely, if you are seeking debt financing, you want to operate as lean as possible and maximize profitability so you can service your loans. Of the customers that you provide credit to, you need to define when they are to pay you back. The faster, the better your cash flow will look like. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there.