Colorado Lending Source | Jul. 28, 2020

Do you need a business plan and financial projections?

For startups that are in the early stages of building their business, it's essential to have a comprehensive business plan and financial projections in order to receive a loan. It's important for any lender to have a well-rounded understanding of your company, your founders, and what you plan on using the funding for so that they are comfortable and confident with the project.

There are a plethora of free or affordable resources for businesses to utilize when building their business plan, financial projections, and assumptions....

SBA's Small Business Tools

The SBA's suite of tools can help you at any stage of your business venture, from initial counseling and business planning to contracting with the government and finding seminars to grow your business. SBA's Business Plan Tool provides you with a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

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SBA's How to Write a Business Plan Guide

This guide walks prospective small business owners through all the key elements of a business plan and includes business plan templates and information that is more up-to-date and applicable in today’s small business climate. 

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SBA's 30 Minute Business Plan Tutorial

This course explains the importance of business planning, defines and describes the components of a business plan, and provides access to sample plans and resources that can help you develop a very good business plan.

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC offers free, confidential consulting and affordable training programs. Use their Colorado Resource Gateway which connects Colorado business owners to relevant resources and business development organizations by filtering resources based on Business Life Cycle stage, type of assistance sought, and geographic area.

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Score provides free counseling and mentoring and low-cost training for small business owners and entrepreneurs, both in the planning stages or are ready to go to the next level. Click here to check out local workshops and events

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