The following business plan for the fictional firm of "Acme Management Technology" AMT is an example of what a completed business plan might look like. This example is provided as part of the instructions and detailed descriptions included in the Components of a Business Plan. This business plan leads the way by renewing our vision and strategic focus of adding value to our target market segments—the small business and high-end home office users in our local market. It also provides a step-by-step plan for improving our sales, gross margin, and profitability. AMT is built on the assumption that the management of information technology for business is like legal advice, accounting, graphic arts, and other bodies of knowledge, in that it is not inherently a do-it-yourself prospect. Smart business people who aren't computer hobbyists need to find quality vendors of reliable hardware, software, service, and support and they need to use these quality vendors as they use their other professional service suppliers—as trusted allies.
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Last Updated: November 2, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Helena Ronis. She has worked in product and the tech industry for over 8 years, and received her BA from Sapir Academic College in Israel in There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Plan for New Demand Order by Order
This planning task can be performed on the Order Planning page, which displays all new demand along with availability information and suggestions for supply. It provides the visibility and tools needed to effectively plan demand from sales lines and component lines and then create different types of supply orders directly. You can enter the Order Planning page in two ways depending on your focus: From an order that you want to plan for specifically or in batch mode because you want to plan for all and any new demand. The page displays planning lines according to the view filter Production Demand , meaning unfulfilled component lines of all existing production orders.
Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you've spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential sections of a business plan: what you should include, what you shouldn't include, how to work the numbers and additional resources you can turn to for help. With that in mind, jump right in.