Business Planning

Your business plan is the story of how you create and sustain your news organization. It helps you focus your ideas, make action plans, show funders how you will measure your progress and impact, and minimize risk and prevent financial losses. We cover the basics of business planning in our Startup Guide (chapter 6) and offer additional resources here for established news organizations.

Maintaining Your Value Proposition

Business Model Canvas

This tool for creating a business model, introduced in the Startup Guide, can also be used to assess and enhance your current business plans, evaluate new opportunities and develop and implement new strategies and business models.

Maintaining and Updating Your Business Plan

  • 1-Year and 3-Year Plans*
  • Sample Business Plans*

Budgeting and Financial Projections

IRS Requirements

* Check back later for this section.