What are the required resources you will need for your company?
Project out monthly financials for 3 years to give a realistic overall picture of each of the following:
Questions you should answer within your business plan:
Start with the RMA Annual Statement Studies resource; however, if you cannot find your Industry classification code in the RMA source, try using Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios or Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios.
You may try searching some Microsoft Templates. You can narrow to some many specific ideas like:
Five Year Plan (Service Industry)
Five Year Plan (Manufacturing)
Start Up Costs
Five year projection worksheet
Statement of Cash flows
Consider company size in you calculations. Use the following databases to see financials of other companies in the industry. FirstResearch shows an average for companies in the industry, and the other resources are for specific companies.
Note- The RMA Annual Statement Studies is online as eStatement Studies and the Buisness Plans Handbook has examples of financials for most of the business plans contained within it.