How to Write a Business Plan
Originally published: 17/01/2017 10:20
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How to Write a Business Plan

To-the-point business plan format methodology aimed at 15-20 slide length.


(This content is originally from Sequoia Capital. For the original article, please visit )

Many companies, like Sequoia, like business plans that present lots of information with the fewest words possible.

Hence, the Sequoia team has made a business plan format that will only need within 15-20 slides to lay out all your information!

  • Step n°1 |

    Company Purpose

    Define the company in a single, declarative sentence.
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  • Step n°2 |

    Your Problem

    Describe the pain of the customer (or the customer's customer).
    - Outline how the customer addresses the issue today
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  • Step n°3 |

    The Solution

    Demonstrate your company's value proposition to make the customer's life better.
    - Show where your product physically sits.
    - Provide use cases.
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