Beyond that, it's logical to have all the material relating to markets (the Industry Overview, the Marketing Analysis, the Competitive Analysis and the Marketing Plan) together.However, there's no reason why the Management Plan section couldn't directly follow the Executive Summary, for instance, if you want to play with the order.
If the goal of your business plan is to get funding, it's wise to make sure that your management plan includes an advisory board as a management resource.
A description of your business's physical location, facilities and equipment, kinds of employees needed, inventory requirements and suppliers, and any other applicable operating details, such as a description of the manufacturing process.
(In the case of a new business, this last document will be a cash flow projection.) The instructions on writing the Financial Plan section will show you how to prepare all of these documents.
In addition to the sections outlined above, at the end of your business plan you will also want to include any additional information that will help establish the credibility of your business idea, such as marketing studies, photographs of your product, and/or contracts or other legal agreements pertinent to your business. The Executive Summary, being an overview, needs to come first.
A description of your funding requirements, your detailed financial statements, and a financial statement analysis.
Business Plan Vs Business Proposal
This part of the business plan is where you will present the three main financial documents of any business, the balance sheet, the income statement and the cash flow statement.
This section will also include a summary of your business's place within the industry.
(Here's a Business Plan Example of the Industry Section to serve as a model.) An examination of the primary target market for your product or service, including geographic location, demographics, your target market's needs and how these needs are being met currently.
The main concern of an RFP is finding the best solution.
Additionally, contracts resulting from an RFP may have looser or more flexible pricing (for example, if additional materials and manpower are needed due to unprecedented issues, like water damage or wood rot).