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The basics of a business plan for development professionals (English)

A business plan is not only for private sector companies that seek financing. It's rigor encourages a thorough assessment of every important aspect related to the feasibility and sustainability of a project or enterprise. It covers topics that are sometimes overlooked or insufficiently addressed in development projects such as: market orientation; market analyses; detailed operational procedures; intangible assets; and realistic financial projections. Therein lies its value to development initiatives: providing a thorough, private-sector style strategy to help ensure a well-planned and viable project. This paper presents the concept at a basic level for enterprise development projects.


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The basics of a business plan for development professionals (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.