Self-Employment Steps for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Helping a Consumer Start a Business

Business Plan Checklists

Operations Plan Checklist

Operations Plan Checklist
Item   Needed    Included 
Materials description and supplier relationships
Business location and reason for its selection    
Operation costs
Addresses need for and includes if appropriate necessary licenses, permits and zoning, insurance, tax ID, and ownership forms
Capital equipment list, description, and costs
Describes production methods including labor projections, safety precautions and environmental safeguards
Describes the management format and organizational structure    
Describes staffing requirements, staff qualifications, and wage rates    
Lists any services, such as bookkeeping or cleaning, that will be outsourced    


July 1998, 1st Revision June 1999, 2nd Revision February 2001