How to Make a Business Plan in PowerPoint

by Louise Balle

1. Load PowerPoint and press "CTRL + N" to start a new document. Click "From Designer Template" from the "New" panel.

2. Choose a template consistent with the theme of your business plan. For instance, if your business plan is regarding a phone business try to find a professional template that contains a picture of a phone. Most PowerPoint templates come with three main elements — a cover slide, title page slides and content slides where you can place your bulleted lists of information.

3. Enter the title of your business plan on the cover page of the chosen template. Add the name of each proposed business owner along with the date.

4. Enter each section of your business plan on each title page

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slide of the presentation. That includes the executive summary business description and marketing plan.

5. Summarize the details of each section of your business plan using bullet points on each content slide. PowerPoint requires brief concise bullet points. Focus on the most important details and expand on the information later when you perform your presentation.

6. Create your financial statements and any charts in Microsoft Excel, which is PowerPoint's sister program. Copy (CTRL+C) the information you've entered in Excel, then paste (CTRL+V) it to a blank PowerPoint slide in your "Financials" section toward the end of the presentation.

7. Save your PowerPoint business plan and update as needed.

  • Compose a full written plan in a word processing document to supplement your presentation.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration: Write a Business Plan

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