How to write a business plan

The business plan is a written concept that provides a structured and detailed description of the various steps involved in planning, launching and running a business.

Our free template is part of a kit put together to help you develop a business plan that is solid and well-structured.

It is based on the requirements of Germany’s promotional banks (LfA, KfW) and the savings bank Stadtsparkasse München.


Business plan templates

The business plan template is available in English language and can be downloaded to a pdf file.

It offers a complete overview of the the written presentation and the financial section.

If you plan to use your business plan to help convince banks, investors and other key contacts to support you, we highly recommend writing it in German.

A German template can be downloaded from our website to a Word file (written presentation of the business plan) and an Excel file (financial section of the business plan).

The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy offers additional information and checklists in English, French, Italian, Russian and Turkish on its website


Our information and advisory services

Contact us to arrange an individual and in-person consultation (German, English) to discuss questions you may have or to receive feedback on your business plan.

French and Spanish language are offered subject to availability

Call us at +49 5116 – 1759 to arange an appointment.