Stop right there:
You don't need a business plan just yet, you need some people. Those people
will be your business plan.
Yes, you could walk into a bank with a 10 page document explaining how and
what you are going to do with their money...or you could walk in with signed
checks from 10 paying members and say "see, they're already willing to pay
Developing the community before you think "business plan" is critical,
because your business plan is likely to NOT jive with the people you're
ultimately trying to reach.
There are some great recent posts about community development roadmaps, and
I have one that's a little more abstract that I crafted after seeing MILK at
the end of last year:
im always developing something
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Trevor <trevord...
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Trevor I live in Mississauga, Ontario which is very close
> to Toronto for those of you who aren't familiar with the area. I'm
> relatively new to the concept of coworking but I'm so excited that
> this exists. I have been thinking about creating my own space and I
> would like to start preparing a business plan. I don't really know how
> to get started writing a business plan are there any good templates to
> use? Can anyone suggest a good starting place?