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Jon Sutton

Executive Director, Empowering Students

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How long is an ideal business plan?

I run a non-profit called Empowering Students. We have two goals:

*Provide students the resources to get involved with service
*Motivate them to do the above

Right now, we're a rather small team of 5, with a Board of Directors of 5 more and a handful of volunteers. Our original business plan was written the night I conceived the NFP -- ergo, two pages. I redid it over the past week and it comes out to around twenty two pages. I looked online at several resourced and 22 pages is well within reasonable limits. I will probably prune it down to 20 to remove some drivel and/or repeated comments, and keep in mind that there is a cover page and a table of contents, so really 18 pages of solid information. Is that too long?


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    Apr 11 2012: I've planned out action plans for 6 months, 1 year and 2 years.

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