I help you create effective business plans that will impress
- government entities
- government entities
So you have a startup idea and want to transform it into a successful business? You need a business plan.
How many business plans do you think investors see? Most business plans are dull and uninspiring, do you want to stand out?
Have a clean designed, professional-looking startup business plan that is easy to read and understand.
360° View of your Startup
Get a thorough startup business plan that gives you a complete overview of your business.
Problem/Solution statement, market overview, products & services, target market, go-to-market strategy, operations & HR, financial forecasts, and more. You’re covered!Let's Start
Custom Startup Plan
- Tailored to your audience
- Aligned with your branding
- Highlight your idea
- Tell you startup story
- Developed from scratch
- Market Research
- Financial Forecasts
- Industry Analysis
- Product Overview
- Operations & Management
From the Crowd
Get a startup business plan that ticks all the boxes and is designed to highlight your idea and impress your audience.
You worked hard on your startup idea, amplify that with an awesome plan.
Every startup business plan is written from the ground up.
Tell your story and keep your audience engaged.
Over a decade of experience writing startup business plans.
Significantly increase your chances of success.
I work with entrepreneurs on a daily basis and help them transform their business idea from a vision into a reality. If you need a business plan for yourself or to present to others, I provide you with professional advice on every step of the business planning process.
Business Plans for You
Business plans are key to establish a clear roadmap for your business, whether you are in the early startup or growth phase.
You may also want to develop a business plan to present it to potential partners, co-founders, management, and staff to get buy-in on your vision and establish a common goal and direction for your business.
Business Plans for External Entities
Develop a business plan you can be proud of and present it to external entities such as:
- Government authorities to acquire a business license.
- Potential lenders/investors to get funding.
- Landlords to acquire lease approvals.
- Embassies for immigration approvals.
Expert Guidance and Support
As an entrepreneur, you may be an expert in your field and know exactly what you want to accomplish with your new or existing business.
However, especially if you are a first-time entrepreneur, you may have never written a business plan before and might need professional help and guidance along the way.
What can a business plan do for you?
A well written business plan has many benefits, it helps you to:
Your business idea.
Your business concept.
Your value proposition.
Your target customer.
Your business opportunity.
Cost and required funding.
Your goals and objectives.
Your team requirements.
Investors and funding.
Business Plans FAQ
In a nutshell, a business plan is a document that describes all the key elements of your business. Describing what you do, the market and competition, how you plan to sell and market your products and services, how you plan to operate the business, and how much profit can you generate from the business.
A business plan should give a comprehensive overview of your business concept and potential. The following are the fundamental building blocks of a good business plan:
- Executive Summary
- Business Description
- Industry Analysis
- Target Market
- Sales and Marketing Strategy
- Operations and Management
- Financial Model and Forecasts
A business plan is an important planning tool that allows you to evaluate your business potential. It forces you to look at all the key elements of your business, internally and externally, and understand what you really need to launch or grow your business successfully.
A business plan should answer and clarify the following questions for you:
- What is the business idea and concept? What are my goals and objectives?
- What are my products and services?
- How is the industry doing? What is the market size?
- Who are my target customers? What are their needs?
- Who are my competitors? How is my business different or better?
- What is my go-to-market strategy? How will I acquire customers?
- What are my sales and distribution channels? How and where can customers find and buy my products or services?
- How will I run my business on a day-to-day basis? How will I produce my products or services and fulfil customer orders?
- Who will manage my business? How many employees do I need?
- Is this business profitable? What are my costs? What are my revenue streams?
- How much capital do I need to start and run this business?
As you can see, these are all very important questions that are fundamental to your short and long term success.
Typically, a business plan is written for 2 key audiences, internal and external. The main purpose (and content) of the business plan can change depending on the audience it is written for.
Entrepreneur/Founder/Business Owner: To outline key business goals, identify gaps, and use an internal roadmap to achieve business goals.
Management Team and Staff: To motivate and galvanize the team and create a sense of unity and purpose working towards a common goal and clear direction.
Investors: To showcase the business potential and acquire funding.
Landlords: To acquire lease approvals, especially in highly competitive commercial real estate.
Government Entities: To acquire licensing approvals and government funds/assistance in certain cases.
The actual writing of a business plan does not take much time at all, it can be done in a couple of days.
The time-consuming part is doing all the research needed to gather all the information needed to write the business plan, which usually takes weeks and, sometimes, even months to complete.
Most business plans I write take on average around 1 month to complete. This is an estimated average, the timeline could be a little longer or shorter depending on your business model, business size, and amount of research needed to complete the business plan.
Success is never guaranteed, if anyone claims that their business plan guarantees success, you should run away fast.
Think of a business plan as a roadmap for success, it lays out the strategy and tactics needed to reach your goals. How you can achieve those goals is through good execution.
Execution is how well you implement the business plan and adapt to business changes, the quality of your execution is determined by your People, Process, and Product, the 3 Ps.
- People: Your management team and employees, how well you hire will greatly affect your chances of success.
- Process How efficient your operations are, the systems you implement to make sure everything is running smoothly within your business.
- Product: How good your products or services actually are and whether they meet customer expectations.
A business plan is most needed when a business is aiming for a big milestone and you need to plan resources, funding, and strategy to reach that milestone. The two most common scenarios are:
Launching a new business
I would argue this is the most critical time for any business. A Startup business plan is needed to make sure your business gets off the ground successfully.
Growing a business
Whether it’s an expansion in size, capacity, or geographical coverage, growth is a resource-intensive activity, you will need to access to funding, human resources, and technical resources amongst others. A growth or expansion plan documents the roadmap and outlines what is needed to take your business from point A to point B.
Whether it’s for a new startup or an existing business, once you have your business plan in place, it’s good practice to always keep it updated and revisit it annually.