Many of my business advice clients need help with putting a business plan togehter. They might need a plan for themselves, to help them map out what they need to do, or they might need a business plan to give to a bank, investor or funder.
I spend a lot of my time helping with both kinds of plan.
Example 1: Marketing plan A web design agency needed help pulling together all the different areas of their marketing, so we made a timeline to show exactly how often the email newsletter needed to go out, how many networking meetings they needed to go to each month, and how many new client proposals needed to be put together.
Example 2: A business plan for the bank A software development company needed to raise 100k of investment. They’d tried to write a business plan but didn’t know how to put together the financial projections. I set up all the spreadsheets for them, and wrote one plan for angel investors, and one plan for the banks. They ended up with several offers of investment, and told the banks that they only needed an overdraft for working capital.
Example 3: Social enterprise business plan I worked with a charity to set up a social enterprise to provide employment for the people they worked with, and to generate some money for the charity. We used the same plan to get a grant to get the trading arm up and running, and to be really clear about how to develop the new social enterprise.
Does this sound like the sort of thing you need help with?
Many business owners are too busy running the day-to-day to do thorough planning. Often, people start writing a plan, but never complete it. I’ll help you establish the sort of plan you need – maybe it’s a full plan, but maybe you’d be better off with a chart to put on the wall to remind you of what the important things are, and when you have to do them.
You might need help with the numbers or maybe you have a new product or service you’re thinking about selling and you want to work out if this is a good idea or not. Or maybe you’re worried about cash flow, but don’t have the faintest idea how to do a cash flow plan. These are all areas where I love to help.
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