In this edited excerpt, guest contributor Kaye Vivian, an expert in writing business plans, offers advice on how you can improve your business plan content and presentation. Know your competition. Be prepared to name them and tell what makes you different from and better than each of them. But do not disparage your competition. Know your audience.
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How to Write a Business Plan (Like a Pro)
Tasks, to-do lists, meetings, and more. Amidst that rush, the idea of writing a good business plan—much less following a business plan template—often feels time-consuming and intimidating. After all, when done right, business plans have enormous payoffs. And yet, more than 1 in 10 prospective business owners said they do not intend to write a business plan.
How to write a simple business plan
Every business needs to have a written business plan. But, how do you write a business plan? However, getting started may be difficult to do. Read everything you can about your industry and talk to your audience. However, your profile can be used to describe your company in your business plan.
The business plan admits the entrepreneur to the investment process. And the plan must be outstanding if it is to win investment funds. Too many entrepreneurs, though, continue to believe that if they build a better mousetrap, the world will beat […]. A compelling plan accurately reflects the viewpoints of your three key constituencies: the market , potential investors , and the producer the entrepreneur or inventor of the new offering.