Business Plan Consulting
Experienced business plan consultants helping B2B firms
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. Working with an advisor experienced in business plan consulting produces a better business plan, in less time.
Even if you’re not looking for external funding, a good business plan makes all the difference. It is your playbook for making the business successful and to make sure that you’ve thought of everything.
Experienced Business Plan Consulting
As your business plan consultants, we’ll advise and guide you through the process of developing a well-thought-out, compelling business plan.
It’s All About Substance
Developing a compelling business plan is not a trivial matter. Of course, you want the final document to look good. But, many entrepreneurs often make the mistake of not putting sufficient emphasis on the substance of the business plan.
It’s all about the content of your business plan. You need to demonstrate in a compelling way your understanding of the business concept and what it’s going to take to become successful.
Most of your effort should go into the “planning” activity itself: which customers to serve, what to sell, how to attract customers, how to beat the competition, and how to become profitable.
In short, the business plan needs to show how you’re going to make money. You’ll need to work on every aspect of the business, you can’t leave anything to chance.
All of this means that good business planning should never be done in a rush trying to get a business plan document “written” in two weeks to meet that meeting deadline with the bank. You need to take the time to do it properly, focused on the nuts & bolts of launching and successfully operating a business.
Business Plan Consultants, Not Business Plan Writers
On that note, we’re business plan consultants, specializing in B2B firms. We are not business plan writers who quickly write up a document in a few days so that you have something to take to the bank. More than likely that document will lack substance and will contain flaws that a loan officer or investor can pounce on. It certainly would not be a carefully thought-out playbook for a successful launch of your B2B firm.
Our approach is much more fundamental, with an emphasis on “planning”. We work with you on validating assumptions, doing research, carrying out analysis, creating sales and financial forecasts. estimating expenses, and finetuning your business model.
All the key facets of strategic marketing are part of developing a good business plan: selecting the right target market, defining what to sell and how, differentiation from the competition, and how to attract and keep customers.
Only after everything that makes a business successful has been figured out does it makes sense to start “writing” the business plan, the professional document for pitching your business idea.
Ask The Right Questions
Developing a business plan involves making decisions about many aspects of the business venture, such as:
- How are we going to make money?
- Which markets to target, and why?
- What are we selling and how?
- How to attract and retain customers?
- How do we stand out?
- What prices to charge?
- Sales forecasts
- Pro-forma financial statements
- How much capital is needed?
- How to pay back the bank or investors?
Save yourself time and aggravation and work with a business plan consultant for a better, faster end-result. As a result, you’ll have more confidence in your business and your chances of success.
Complete Business Planning Support
We have experience in business planning consulting, providing advice and guidance throughout the entire planning process. In addition, we can become an integral part of your team, conducting research, creating financial forecasts, etc. Finally, we’ll help you create the final business plan document for presenting your business venture to the bank or investors.
Selecting us as your business planning consultants gives you these advantages:
Get objective advice on the viability of your business concept, what needs to be improved, why and how.
It's not just about getting funded, but about creating a viable, profitable business.
We'll work with you on creating a well thought-out, compelling business plan for your business venture.
We specialize in working with firms that operate in B2B markets.
As business plan consultants with experience across a broad range of B2B market sectors, we can help you create a compelling, carefully thought-out business plan.
You may be confident that you can do most of the business planning yourself. But, you might want some business advice along the way from someone with a fresh perspective.
We can serve as your Business Planning Coach, guiding you through the process and making suggestions on how to improve the business plan.
You can use our support on an as-needed basis, as much or as like as needed.
You can also take advantage of our business planning coaching if you have already completed a major part of the business plan and just need help to get it completed.
If your existing business plan failed to get a positive response from investors or the bank and it needs to be improved, we can help.
A Business Plan Makeover can range from a minor revision to a complete rewrite.
As your business plan consultants, we'll work closely with you on improving the business plan in the least amount of time.
Do you have a completed business plan, but would like to have it independently reviewed before presenting it to the bank or investors?
We'll review your business plan and give you feedback and suggestions for improvement.
As business plan consultants, we know what a good business plan is. With a fresh perspective, we can give you recommendations about how to improve your business plan to enhance your chances of success.
If you're in the early stages of developing your idea for a business, you may want to carry out a Feasibility Analysis first, before starting the time-consuming process of developing the complete business plan.
The feasibility analysis provides quick insight into the viability of your business idea and may prevent you from putting a lot of time, effort, and money into something that has a low likelihood of success.