Just search specimen business plan looking for a sample business plan file you can review? Curious about what a funding-ready template looks like, or eager to see an example of an actual company's working business plan? The ideal business plan specimen is something of an open issue. Purists say that the business plan is a personal endeavor that a CEO should write him or herself and continually update as business operations evolve. More function-oriented consultants believe that a business plan is designed primarily as a fundraising document that should be written by someone with industry expertise and a good grasp on your business and its competitive position. But no matter who writes your business plan, the best specimen will always be one that covers:
• The addressable market, as you see it
• The target customers for your business
• A list of companies that compete against you
• Marketing ideas for your venture
• The way you plan to use capital
The specimen business plan ought to leave your investors with the impression that you have the ability to grow their money. Showing a theoretical return on investment is important, but your funders will need to perform their own analysis to figure out what their involvement will be. A financial model for your business plan will need to plot out three years of sales and expenses (for a bank loan) or five years of projections if you need to show the plan to investors or VCs. Talk about the market and industry, your business and why it's unique, and the marketing plan you can put in place. Bios for the team and a personnel plan are also important inclusions. MasterPlans has more than its fair share of business plan specimens and we can use parts of them to our advantage as we consult on your project. Call us today to learn more 877-453-2011.
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