VIDEO: How to Write an Executive Summary for Business Plans

In this video Ivan explains how to write the Executive Summary for a Business Plan. You can apply these writing guidelines to any document that requires an executive summary. If you have a question, please leave it on the YouTube channel.

How to Write an Executive Summary for a Business Plan

Executive Summary Tutorials

How to write your first Executive Summary

Think of the Executive Summary as the Cliff Notes of your main document. It gives you the gist of what’s involved – a  snapshot, the key highlights – without having to read the entire document.

What’s the purpose of an Executive Summary

In this tutorial, we look at how to write an effective executive summary. We’ll explain the difference between an executive summary and an Introduction, then look at how you to improve the tone, narrative, and language.

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What should be in an Executive Summary?

In a business plan or technical report, where does the executive summary go? Should the Executive Summary go before the Table of Contents?

How to write the Executive Summary of a Business Plan

In a business plan or technical report, where does the executive summary go? Should the Executive Summary go before the Table of Contents?

Sample Executive Summary for Business Plans

You get one chance to make a first impression. Slow down and pay special attention to the Executive Summary. If investors don’t find it interesting, the rest of your document…

Two Types of Executive Summaries

What’s the difference? Can you get away with a one-page executive summary?

What should be in an Executive Summary of a Business Plan?

One of the questions for new business writers is whether to put the executive summary before or after the table of contents.

Business Plan: Excel Templates

Some of the Excel spreadsheets include a Balance Sheet, Break-even Analysis, Cash Flow, Competitive Analysis, General Demographic Profile, Personal Financial Statement, Profit and Loss Projections, and Sales Forecast.

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