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Old 02-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
Claire Brevidoro
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Looking for a service to help write business plan

Hi Everyone,

Although I have contacted Again Faster and 321Go Project, I don't think either of them offer specific help in writing a business plan. I need to write this to apply for my business loan so that I can open my gym. Anyone know of any service that helps do this? Or any other tips. I have also downloaded the sample business plan from dontbuyads.com, but it didn't seem to help me much.

Or if any of you would be willing to share your business plan for me to use as a reference I would really appreciate it!

Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

id recommend http://www.liveplan.com WFS.

It basically walks you through the whole process, includes cashflow forecasting, balance sheets etc
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

Hey Claire - there's a LOT that goes into a business plan, starting with asking yourself some hard questions about what you WANT in life, and how the business will support those things (time? money? love?)
There are many steps between that introspection and actually iterating HOW you'll do it, WHEN, and WHO will help. While using the plan on dontbuyads.com (which was our end result two years ago,) can serve as a good template, it's not the whole process. It helps by providing an example of what the end result should look like, not showing all of the steps to get there. Similar to watching a professional OLY lifter do a clean and jerk, and then starting with PVC or a medicine ball. Coaching really helps. I had two professionals help with mine, and would pay their rate ten times over.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

Thanks Chris. I am very well aware how much thought goes into these beginning stages of a business plan. I am 100% sure I am doing the right thing for me and my life. Which is why I need someone to help me write a good plan. I am looking for some guidance and support in writing the plan, as I have never had to do this before and I want to make sure its complete and accurate, etc etc etc.

Matt- Looks like a very interesting thing. I will definitely look more into that!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

Local business colleges could help- try and get it written as a part of a student project.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

I haven't used this but found it the other day.

http://web.sba.gov/busplantemplate/BizPlanStart.cfm wfs
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #7
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Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

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I haven't used this but found it the other day.

http://web.sba.gov/busplantemplate/BizPlanStart.cfm wfs
Good link, I think it could help out a lot with a rough draft. That in turn can become a strong plan.
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