Business Templates

Business Templates

Welcome! As you start to develop your business idea, here are some resources to help you get started.

Business Outline (Sample)

Business Concept, Customer Problem, Product/Services, Target Market, Sales/Marketing Strategy, Business Model, Competitors, Competitive Advantage, Financial Plan.

Esquema de Negocios (Ejemplo)

Resumen de la empresa, Problema de cliente, Productos y servicios, Mercado Objetivo, Clientes, Ventas/Estrategia publicitaria, Modelo del negocio, Competencia, Ventaja competitiva.

Business Start Up Checklist

This is an exercise to help you organize your thoughts, ideas and needs to start your business.

Lista de Requisitos para Abrir Un Negocio

Este ejercicio le ayuda a organizar sus pensamientos, ideas y necesidades para abrir su negocio.

Cash Flow Template

With this spreadsheet you can enter your financial information and figure out your cash flow.

Business Plan Outline

This is MERIT’s Business Plan Outline template. You can use it to fill out your own business plan.

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MERIT to Launch Second Phase of Financial Empowerment Academy

Salem, Oregon – Tuesday February 20, 2018 – In a motivating influence for the Willamette Valley community, MERIT (Micro Enterprise Resource Initiatives and Training) continues providing comprehensive financial and business resources for local business owners and families.

MERIT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, located in downtown Salem’s Center for Business and Industry, and has been helping determined individuals blossom into prosperous business owners in our community for over 13 years. True to their philosophy, MERIT has been a resource in providing training and workshops for local entrepreneurs and business owners who wish to take their ideas to the next level.

Through Initiatives such as group classes, IDA’s (3 to 1 matched savings), lending circles and coaching; MERIT has helped seed the foundations of main street businesses throughout the Willamette Valley.


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