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Definitive Business Plan, Second Edition, The by Richard Stutely

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Creating an outline document

When you begin setting up your first business plan, start by defining the broad details for the page layout. You will probably find that the following characteristics are set in one place on your word processing application.

Page set-up

Paper size

If you operate in an international environment, you could format the page layout so that you can print your document on A4 paper for ISO-influenced readers and US letter size paper for American-influenced recipients. This simply requires leaving enough space at the bottom of the page so that there is not too much text to fit the shorter US letter paper. US letter paper is 11 inches/280 mm long, A4 is 11.7 inches/297 mm. US letter paper is a touch wider (8.5/216 against A4's ...

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