The relevance of the research topic is due to the fact that a properly developed business plan of an enterprise allows you to plan and optimize resources for obtaining the best financial result. You can not get a stable success in small business without proper planning of activities, continuous monitoring and analysis of information about the state of target markets, the position of the most formidable competitors and about their own prospects and growth opportunities. The purpose of the Master thesis is to carry out market analysis and create a draft business plan for the formation of a new small business in the field of catering. The object of the study is the catering company LLC «Catering +», Ekaterinburg. The subject of research is the process of business planning in the process of creating a new small business organization in the field of public catering. In the course of the master’s thesis, all the tasks were accomplished and the goal of the work was achieved. In the course of theoretical and practical research, issues of increasing economic efficiency were raised, project summaries, marketing and financial plans were developed. A profit and loss plan was drawn up, as well as an analysis of relevant measures was carried out in order to reduce the payback period of the project.