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How To Write an Executive Summary

Watch more Business Communication videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to write an executive summary for a business plan with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Write business plan Research and write the rest of your business plan first. An executive summary is a highly condensed version of the entire business plan, and should be written last. Step 2: Include the main points Outline the main points of your business plan in the summary. Include details of the legal structure, the founders, employees, and who is in charge. Tip If the business is new, write about the experience and background of the founders and key personnel of the business. Step 3: Define your competition Define your market and competition. Mention any previous achievements of the business. Most importantly, include how much money is needed and how that money is going to be spent. Tip Limit the executive summary to three or four pages. Step 4: Make it interesting Craft the executive summary with style and a strong voice so that it is interesting to read. The summary should compel the reader to want to hear more about the business. Step 5: Put at the beginning When finished, place the executive summary at the beginning of the business plan and you're ready to send your plan off to prospective clients and investors! Did You Know? According to the Center for Women's Business Research 2009 report, 10.1 million U.S. businesses are female-owned.
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