Business planning

Business plan template

How to use the Small Business Hub business plan

This template will help you create your own business plan. We cover the main topics you should consider before you start your business, plan the growth of your existing enterprise, apply for finance, or plan a feasibility study.

If you need further advice before you start, read our guide to business planning, which contains more detailed descriptions and examples.

Using the template 

Start off by downloading the template and saving it locally so you can return to it later.

This template's a guide - some of the sections may not apply to your type of business. Work your way through the plan by filling in the empty boxes section by section, and feel free to add or remove sections if you need to. This is your plan so go ahead and tweak it until it fits you and your business perfectly.

We’ve designed the template to be as stress-free as possible, even if you haven’t used Microsoft Word much before. For instance, if you delete a section, the numbering of all the remaining sections will update on its own. Also, the boxes you fill in will automatically expand as you’re typing if you need the extra space, without changing the rest of the table.

It’s easy to add a section and make it look the same as the rest of your business plan. Just highlight a line that has the formatting you’d like to copy, click on the paintbrush on the top left of the home page then click on your new text. Hey presto - it’ll look just like the section you’ve copied.

Once you’re done with this introductory page, feel free to delete it. The same goes for the guidance notes and prompts we’ve included in italics throughout the template. You can keep them, delete them or save them in another document to refer to another time - it’s entirely up to you.

Happy planning and good luck with your business!

Handy tip

We recommend you share your business plan with your business advisors or accountant, especially if you’re planning to use it to apply for business lending. If you’d like to discuss your business banking needs or plan, speak to your ANZ Small Business Specialist. They’ll be more than happy to help.

Download the free ANZ Small Business Hub business plan template


Building your business plan

Open our interactive online Business Plan tool and start creating your business plan today.


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