Wondering about what sort of comments make good closing statements for a business plan? The question is more about art than science, but there's a healthy debate about how to conclude the business plan or a presentation of its core contents. Oftentimes, the exit strategy is the last content-driven part of a business plan. If your venture has a clear exit plan or can make a compelling case that "this is the best way to get out of the venture," then that can make for a fine capstone piece for your investors or lenders. Other people choose to focus on the final part of the executive summary, considering this the "conclusion" to the document's central artery. What ways can that be capped off?
• A statement about your expertise in the industry
• A positive word about the projected market
• A restatement about the competitive edge you wield
• A highlight line about the potential financial returns
• A reminder what the offering terms are (or proof that you can pay the loan off on time)
These are just a handful of ways to make a concluding statement. You should ask yourself, what is most compelling about my business? How is the intervention it makes worthy of being funded? If you have a special marketing plan, mention that. If you have a board full of Wharton MBAs, mention that. Whatever you do, have it reviewed so that you know it comes off the right way. Need help or want guidance? MasterPlans has written 9,000 business plans to date (intro and conclusion!) and we'll surely have an idea or two. Call 877-453-2011 to learn more.
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