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Examples and in-depth walkthroughs to help you write every section.

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Structured how investors and lenders expect so you can spend less time formatting.

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Covers key information from your full plan and is built to work with our free business plan template.

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Instantly provide a snapshot of your business and convince stakeholders to read the rest of your plan.

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Executive summary FAQ

This executive summary template includes a pre-designed outline, step-by-step instructions, fill-in-the-blanks document, and an exclusive offer for LivePlan.

An executive summary should include a business overview, problem statement, solution description, target market, competition analysis, team overview, financial summary, funding requirements, and milestones and traction.

The executive summary should be as brief as possible—ideally under two pages.

tart your executive summary with a compelling introduction that captures the reader's attention, outlining your organization, the problem you solve, your skills, and why you're best suited to address the problem​.

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