Free business planning templates and guides available on the Australian Government’s small business website are proving popular, with more than 250,000 downloads in just 12 months.

The templates, developed in consultation with prominent financial institutions and business advisors, are an important first step for new businesses.

A business plan provides direction, helps keep a business on track and is usually a requirement if a small business operator is seeking finance.

Templates and guides for developing business, marketing, and succession plans are available via the website.

Access the free business planning templates here.

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