Free business plan template

Download a business plan template and start bringing your ideas to life. Choose a one-pager, or multi-pager.

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Download the business plan template

Fill in the form to get a free business plan template as an editable PDF. We’ll send a one-pager and a multi-pager to choose from.

Using these business plan templates

We’ll send you two types of business plan template – a one-pager and a multi-pager. Choose the one that’s right for you. They come with instructions to help fill them out.

One-page business plan template

  • Great for making a start
  • Helps you pin down the main idea
  • Easy to update as things evolve

Multi-page business plan template

  • Ideal for nailing down the details
  • Required by most investors and lenders
  • Good if you face big startup costs

Why getting this business plan template is a good idea

Doing a business plan will improve your idea. It helps you think about your business from different points of view. The process will flag up unseen risks, but also new opportunities.

Aside from helping refine your idea, a business plan will move it forward. It’ll give you a concrete set of steps to go from ‘I should’ to ‘I did’.

Tips to help with your business plan

Don’t obsess over every detail to start with. That will make the plan really long and hard to change. Plus you’ll get bored. Keep it short and concise initially.

Also, these resources might be handy if you need:

Plan on making business fun

Are you looking forward to the bookkeeping and accounting that comes with a new business? Na, we didn’t think so. Xero can automate a lot of that stuff away for you.


Xero does not provide accounting, tax, business or legal advice. This template has been provided for information purposes only. You should consult your own professional advisors for advice directly relating to your business.

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