20 Jul 09 3:10 am
I think business plans can be a two-edged sword, obviously if you fail to plan, you plan to fail but you can also create a monster and get caught up in the whole analysis paralysis.
That aside even a simple business plan in Word can be all you need (and you'll want it in a format that you can send to the bank etc. if you're applying for finance and a format that you can easily change and update).
Check your local government business website - I've found they often have good business development tools.