When you are doing business planning, it is thrilling to develop a business plan that has a great introduction. This article is the first 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 will cover a different topic: Purpose statement, executive summary, and business information Personnel and organization Marketing information Current financial information Financial projections A business plan is a tool for gathering all the important information about running your business and your financial condition all in one place. Most people think of business plans only when they are seeking financial assistance from outsiders. However, a well-done business plan will help you…    read more