Did you search college students write business plans? It's a fact that some do, though you should carefully consider your needs before engaging one to help you—unless the help comes free, in which case there's probably not much to lose! Business programs at undergraduate institutions all across the country turn out tens of thousands of capable writers every year. Moreover, graduate-level courses offering 2-year MBA programs equip the best and brightest with a whole range of business development tools that can help you get a plan written. That said, make sure anyone you retain gets asked these questions first:
• How many business plans have you written?
• What is your mechanism/software for developing the financial model?
• What timeline will the plan development follow?
• What do you need to know from me?
• What revisions terms do you offer?
• How is a final plan delivered, are there printed copies available?
The key questions should revolve around experience (both in business generally and in business plans specifically) and the writer's ability to model the financials, or vice versa. Remember that the ability to build an integrated pro forma model and the ability to research, write, and edit compelling content for a plan are generally two very different skill sets. Some brilliant modelers can't write to save their life, while some of the best writers for business documents simply don't have the know-how to make a working financial model. Want to get everything you need in one place? Call MasterPlans today. Our team of experts touches on every part of the plan and we're your best resource in the industry! Toll-free: 877-453-2011.
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