Example Business Action Plan
Keep it short. The average length of most business plans is shorter now than it used to be. You can probably cover everything you need to convey in 20 to 30 pages of text plus another 10 pages of appendices for monthly projections, management resumes and other details. If you've got a plan that's more than 40 pages long, you're probably not summarizing very well.
Get your business license. You can't do business without a business license. Later on, having one also will make it easier to figure out your new venture's tax information. A quick visit to the U.S. Small Business Administration site can show you almost everything you need to know. Enter information about your location, choose the appropriate type of license, and the site's resource describe what you'll need to obtain your license.