You will write this section last. The Executive Summary will be the most critical piece for the bank or grant reviewer. If this section is not written in a brief format and written well, the bank or grant reviewer may not go beyond the first page of your business plan.
Ideally, the Executive Summary will be no longer than one page and if it is two paragraphs, even better. In some grant applications, they may be extremely specific about the length and content of this section.You may have a version of this section for you, your bank, and a grant application.
For the first paragraph, you will identify:
Second and Further Paragraph(s):
If you are writing a grant, it is important to be savvy about the popular or “buzz” words and how to use them correctly. Make sure you understand them and believe them before you commit yourself to them on paper. For example, if you say you are committed to organic principles and have an embryo transfer program, plant genetically modified seeds, use pesticides for bugs on your calves, or do not pasture your goats - then you are not grasping the basic concepts of what organic means.