This article is the fifth in a five-part series on preparing business plans. Each article has been dedicated to creating a plan for starting or running your business. At the end of the series, if you follow the articles and complete each section, you will have a complete business plan you can use to operate your business or seek financing. Each article covers a different topic: Purpose statement, executive summary and business information Personnel and organization Marketing information Current financial information Financial projections We are now almost at the end of the business plan writing process and if you have completed each section, after today‚Äôs section, you now have a business plan you can use to operate your business or seek financing. As was discussed at the beginning of this series, a business plan is a tool for gathering all the important information about running your business and your financial condition…    read more