If you visit www.sba.gov you can see information regarding the aspects a business plan should include. You can also visit with your local SCORE or Small Business Development Center can also help you through the steps of putting together your business plan. A business plan will be your map for success. Some of the main parts will include outlining your products/services/management team/financial projections/marketing plan/etc.
Chuck Fuller is senior vice president, business development for Entrepreneur Media and helped found Entrepreneur.com. He has more than 20 years of experience with the company and has developed relationships with companies such Yahoo!, Google, MSN and AOL.