Plan that documents the viability of a company
In its business plan, a company outlines its business model and its medium-term goals. The main reason for writing up a business plan is to give providers of outside capital – and in particular venture capital companies – a means of evaluating the company’s approach and development potential. Important components of a business plan are thus the investment plan, financing plan, liquidity plan and profitability forecast. The planning period usually spans three to five years.