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    What would you add to this list of business plan questions?

    Business Description
    - Give a one paragraph description of your business.
    - Where is your business located?
    - What services does your business offer?
    - What value does it add to the marketplace?

    Management Abilities
    - What are your qualifications?
    - How will your experience contribute to the success of your business?

    Business Strategy
    - What is your business strategy?
    - What are the strengths of your business strategy?
    - What are the weaknesses of your business strategy?
    - What are the key strategic opportunities you have identified in your marketplace?
    - How will your business take advantage of these strategic opportunities more effectively than your competition?
    - How do you intend to maintain your competitive edge?
    - Describe the key challenges you face and how will you overcome them?

    Legal Structure
    - Will your business operate as a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or an LLC?
    - How will your legal structure decrease your business's exposure to risk?

    Financial
    - How much will you personally invest in your business?
    - How much money are you seeking from banks?
    - How much money are you seeking from private investors?
    - How long until you plan to break even?
    - How long until you plan on making a profit?
    - What will your start-up costs be? Be specific, describe each and the cost.
    - What is your sales forcast for each month of the entire year? List each month's goal.
    - What will be your monthly operating expenses? Be specific, describe each and the cost.
    - What will your monthly fixed costs be? Be specific, describe each and the cost.


    Mission Statement
    - What is your business?
    - How will your business succeed?
    - What values are important to your business?
    - How does your business improve the lives of your customers' and employees'?

    Marketing Slogan
    - What is your marketing slogan?

    Market Analysis
    - What are the positive NATIONAL trends that will affect your business?
    - What are the negative NATIONAL trends that will affect your business?
    - How will you take advantage of the positive trends and deal with the negative trends?

    - What are the positive REGIONAL trends that will affect your business?
    - What are the negative REGIONAL trends that will affect your business?
    - How will you take advantage of the positive trends and deal with the negative trends?

    - What are the positive LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY trends that will affect your business?
    - What are the negative LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY trends that will affect your business?
    - How will you take advantage of the positive trends and deal with the negative trends?

    Customer Analysis
    - What is your current customer base?
    - Who are your target customers? (age range, education level, occupations, average home value)
    - What zip codes do they live in?
    - What do your customers want?

    Competition Analysis
    - Who are your competitors?
    - How many employees do they have?
    - What is their estimated sales volume?
    - What services do they offer?
    - What is the quality of their product?
    - What is the price range of their product?
    - Who are there customers?
    - What are their strengths?
    - What are their weaknesses?
    - Are they a direct or indirect competitor?

    Labor
    - How many employees will you start with? Full or p/t?
    - What will the hourly labor wage paid to employees be?
    - What will your total annual labor hours be, see below?
    * Jan total billable hours =
    * Feb =
    * Mar =
    * Apr =
    * May =
    * Jun =
    * Jul =
    * Aug =
    * Sept =
    * Oct =
    * Nov =
    * Dec =

    * Yearly total billable hours =

    Equipment
    - What equipment will be needed?
    - How much will it cost to obtain this equipment?
    - Where will you store the equipment?
    - How much will it cost to store the equipment?

    Advertising / Promotion
    - How will you advertise or promote your business?
    - How much will you spend doing each per year?
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    Types of expenses.

    Different expenses you will want to include in your business plan.

    Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, Insurance, Gas, Equipment Payments, Equipment Maintenance, Advertising, Truck Payments, Phone/Cell/Internet, Office Supplies. Or others.
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