Business Planning For A Successful Startup
A well-written business plan will give your start-up the best chance of receiving the financing it needs. Here are our top 10 reasons why you should hire Sharp Business Plans to help write your business plan:
1. Your plan will reflect the wisdom of our years of real-world business experience.
We have real-world business experience. Other business plan writers may not be familiar with the nuances of business and misunderstand the opportunities and obstacles of your growing business. We’ve been writing business plans for people like you for over 35 years. You get the benefit of those years of hard-earned expertise. From our decades of experience, we understand the challenges of starting and growing a business. We know investors and lenders, and what they will need to see in your business plan.
2. We will examine your business idea closely to make sure it is feasible and we will help improve your idea, if necessary.
In our first, no-cost, no-obligation meeting, we will challenge your assumptions about your business idea. We never agree to write a business plan unless we think your business has a reasonable chance of success. We don’t need to take your money, we want to make you money! If changes are required, we will rethink your idea, and come up with a better, more viable one before we start writing. And there is no charge for this essential review.
3. We work with you in simple English, not “Accounting or MBA.”
Unlike other business plan writers, we don’t try to use long words that can confuse or try to prove how well-educated we are. We use information that we get from you in your own words and then we write your business plan in the words and style that the lender or investor wants to read. We believe in personal interviews and in-depth consulting to make sure we get a detailed picture of your new venture. In our experience, personal interviews are the only reliable way to obtain the information and insights necessary to write the best business plan for you.
4. Your plan will be custom-prepared, not written to fill a template.
Our experience indicates that a template tends to make your plan indistinguishable from every other plan the bank or other investors have seen recently. That’s why we sit down and consult with you in detail, so we can craft a customized business plan uniquely for you.
5. We set no arbitrary limits on the number of revisions.
Most business plan writers emphasize speed and limit you to two revisions — after that, they start charging extra. We don’t. We do our best to create a business plan for your start-up that’s right from the very first draft. But we know that the strongest business plans come from a process of writing, review, and re-writing, which can mean several revisions. That’s why we don’t set an arbitrary limit on the number of included revisions.
6. Your plan will be tailored to the financing sources you want to reach.
Industries and funding sources have different business plan requirements. The most effective business plans consider the type of start-up business you have, and are targeted to the point of view of your lenders or investors.
7. Every business plan we create is scrutinized and approved by our professional accountant.
For investors, financial statements and revenue projections are the most important section of any start-up’s business plan. That’s why we scrutinize every business plan we write from an accountant’s point of view. Accountants can spot when financial assumptions and projections are reasonable and attainable so you have a useful tool as well as a working document for your start-up.
8. Sharp Business Plans connects you to the Canadian business community.
We have decades of business experience. Our wide network of contacts includes business leaders and owners. We would love to recommend your company, or arrange introductions that can help speed your venture on its way.
9. You will receive a free, customized financial model with your business plan.
To figure out the effects of a variety of internal and external factors, we use a financial model with the right variables to make sure every business plan is accompanied by a strong financial model.
10. The Better Business Bureau gives us its highest A+ rating.
That means our work is conducted to the highest business standards of honesty, reliability and integrity. In fact, our parent company has been in business since November 1981 and our President, Barry Sharp, is the former Chair of the Better Business Bureau.