If you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing business you need a solid business plan. And, if you’re trying to raise money, banks and investors require a business plan.
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.
Developing a business plan is much more about planning than it is about “writing”.
Rushing through the planning process is likely to result in a business plan that lacks substance, is not well-thought-out, and 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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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 documents your business strategy. It’s your game plan for launching and operating the business. Developing a business plan forces you to think of everything that’s needed to become successful.
Planing first, then the plan
Business planning involves doing research, carrying out analysis, validating assumptions, creating sales and financial forecasts. estimating expenses, and finetuning your business model.
These are very important aspects of your business strategy and operations that need to be sorted out before writing the business plan document.
You would not build a house without a blueprint. Don’t start a business without a business plan. Work with business plan experts to create a well-thought-out business plan.
Complete Business Plan Consulting Support
Our business plan consultants help you create a better business plan by providing support in areas such as:
Conducting Market Research
We conduct market research to help you figure out which target markets and products are the best suited for your business.
Industry and competitor analysis are also part of this market research.
Developing the Business Model
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.
We help you develop and fine-tune the business model to improve your chances of success and make your firm stand out from the competition.
Creating Financial Forecasts
We help you by crunching the numbers, developing forecasts, and estimating revenues and expenses.
This includes 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
Finally, we help you develop a professional-looking document.
The goal is to present your business to the bank or investors in the best possible light.
Additional Business Plan Services
If you don’t need complete business plan consulting support, we can still help you in a number of ways to make sure your business plan is complete and well-thought-out.
Business Plan Coaching
Even if you’re able to create most of the business plan yourself, you may still need some advice along the way.
Meeting as often, or as little, as you want, we guide you through the business planning process. We help you avoid common planning pitfalls, keep you on track, and act as a sounding board for new ideas. In addition, we make sure there are no gaps in your research and analysis.
Business Plan Update
Perhaps you have an existing business plan that needs to be updated or improved.
From a minor revision to a major overhaul of key sections of the business plan, our business planning consultants can help you.
Business Plan Review
Did you just complete your business plan?
It is a good idea to have it independently reviewed before presenting the business plan to the bank or investors.
We’ll do a comprehensive review and provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.
If your idea for a new business is still in the early stages, it is probably premature to start developing a complete business plan. Conducting a feasibility analysis provides a quick assessment of the viability of your business.
A feasibility study will tell you if it’s worthwhile to commit the effort and money to the development of the complete business plan, or whether you should go back to the drawing board and give your idea more thought.
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
It takes considerable effort to develop a good business plan, especially if you try to do it on your own. More than likely, it’s going to take multiple revisions before the business plan is complete.
Business planning done right is not an individual endeavor. We bring business planning expertise, act as a sounding board, provide a fresh perspective, and give you new ideas. The result: a better business plan. You’ll have more confidence in your business and your chances of success.
Save time and aggravation
Working with a business planning consultant gives you more time to devote to other important tasks.
You can focus more on 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.