If you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing business you need a solid business plan. And, if you’re looking for funding, banks and investors require a business plan to understand how you’re going to make money.
We’re business plan consultants, not business plan “writers” who quickly write up a document in a few days so that you have something to take into the meeting with the bank or investors.
Rushing through the business planning process is likely to result in a business plan that lacks substance, is not well-thought-out, and that contains omissions and flaws. A weak business plan reduces your chances of getting funded and jeopardizes the successful launch of your business.
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The “writing” part of developing a business plan is relatively easy. However, careful planning and thinking through all aspects of what it’s going to take to make your business venture successful, not so much.
Even if you’re not looking for external funding, a good business plan can make all the difference between success and failure.
The business plan is your playbook for launching and operating the business and to ensure that you’ve thought of everything that’s needed to make the business successful.
Complete Business Planning Support
Our business plan consultants provide cover-to-cover support for the development of your business plan, such as:
Conducting Market Research
We conduct market research to help you decide which target markets and products are the best suited for your business. This activity includes industry and competitive analysis.
Developing the Business Model
In essence, the business model describes how your business is going to make money. Developing and fine-tuning the business model is a key aspect of business planning.
Creating Financial Forecasts
A good business plan needs to include comprehensive financial models, such as profit & loss forecasts, cash flow analysis, sales forecasts, an overview of start-up expenses, the cost of go-to-market launches, sales & marketing expenses, payroll expenses, taxes, etc.
Writing the Business Plan
Last, but not least, we create a professional-looking document for presenting your business to a loan officer or potential investors. We make sure that your business is presented in the best light possible.
Additional Business Plan Consulting Services
If you don’t need complete business planning support, we can still help you in a number of ways to make sure your business plan is complete and well-thought-out.
Business Planning Coaching
Even if you’re able to do most of the business planning yourself, you might still want some advice along the way.
We guide you through the process, help you avoid the common planning pitfalls, keep you on track, act as a sounding board, and suggest areas for additional research, to name a few.
Business Plan Makeover
If your business plan needs to be updated or improved, a business plan makeover may be the right approach. This can range from a minor revision to a major overhaul of key sections of the business plan.
Business Plan Review
Did you just complete your business plan? It is useful to have it independently reviewed before presenting it to the bank or investors.
We’ll do a comprehensive review of your business plan and give you feedback and suggestions.
If your idea for a new business is still percolating, it may be premature to start developing a business plan. A feasibility analysis is a quick assessment of the viability of your business idea.
The results of the feasibility study will tell you if it makes sense to commit time and money to the development of a business plan, or whether you should go back to the drawing board.
Ask The Right Questions
Developing a business plan involves making decisions about many aspects of the business venture.
You need to start by asking fundamental questions, critical to the success of your new business. As your business plan consultants, we work with you on developing sound answers to these questions.
A better business plan, in less time and with less aggravation
It takes time and considerable effort to develop a good business plan, especially if you try to do it on your own. More than likely, you’ll be going through multiple revisions before the business plan is complete.
Our business plan consultants work with you to produce a better, more complete business plan, in less time and with less aggravation. You’ll have more confidence in your business and your chances of success.
Working with a business planning consultant gives you more time to devote to other important tasks, such as developing your product, lining up potential investors, putting together your management team, hiring and training employees, negotiating with suppliers, and so on.
Interested in learning more? Please contact us to talk about developing a compelling business plan for your business.