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When I first started working with business plans back in the late 1970s, the average plan was much longer and more complex than what I see today. That might be because business plans are more common than they used to be--they're used more and more often and by more people. It might also be a matter of trends among bankers and investors who read business plans. Or it could be because people have less time to waste wading through documents.
Use bar charts to show, at a minimum, sales, gross margin, net profits, cash flow and net worth by year. Three-dimensional bars look slicker, but two-dimensional bars are usually easier to read. Make sure the numbers are obvious. Stacked bars make totals easier to visualize. If your sales divide into segments, stack the bars to show the total. Use pie charts for market share and market segments. Show tasks and milestones as horizontal bars with labels on the left and dates along the top or bottom. Most people call this a Gantt chart. Show only the major tasks and milestones, because too many details make these charts hard to read. Always put the source numbers close to the charts in a summary table so readers can reference them quickly and recognize the numbers in the charts. And never leave a business plan reader unable to find the source numbers of a chart. That's frustrating. Don't use a chart without referencing it in the text. If source numbers aren't completely obvious in the summary tables, make sure you specify which appendices contain the detailed numbers.