How I Work

Business Plan Writing Service


I have been a professional business plan writer for over 10 years.

Having worked with many hundreds of business owners, from start-ups to large corporations, I know that every business is different. I do not provide "off the shelf" business plans – instead – I offer a uniquely bespoke and reliable service for both new and established companies.

I don't just write business plans; I also run several businesses, so understand exactly what needs to be included in your plan to make it a success. I provide a highly professional and informal approach. Here's a bit more detail on how I work:

Business Plan Writing Process

01 Free Telephone Consultation
This is where we have an informal discussion so I can discover more about you, your business and the purpose of the business plan. It also gives you the chance to ask me any questions. No hard sell, no sales pitch, just an opportunity to see if we're a good fit and whether I'm the right person to help you.

02 Business Plan Questionnaire
Once we've agreed to work together, I will email over a questionnaire for you to complete (as well my T&Cs). I use the information supplied to begin work on the "body" of the business plan. Ultimately the quality of the plan will depend on the quality of information you provide – so the more detailed the better! That said it is very likely I will need to draw more information from you as I write the business plan. This often the case when we come to the number crunching bit i.e. the financial forecasting. At Step 2 I also ask for a 50% deposit of the agreed fee – please see below for further details on fees.

03 Completing the Draft Business Plan
It can take between 3-4 weeks to complete the draft business plan, depending on the complexity of the plan, the degree of information already provided and what additional details I need from you. I can and often work to specific deadlines, however, this will depend on my workload at the time. Much of this time is spent researching your target demographic, your industry, competitor analysis and developing a comprehensive marketing section. As I mentioned previously, you will receive a completely bespoke and detailed business plan (typically 25 – 30 pages in length). In fact the "draft" business plan I send is near enough the final version in most cases.

04 Review of Business Plan
Once I have sent over the draft business plan, you have 7 days to review and email back any specific amendments. I always urge my clients to read the plan thoroughly at this stage. I then incorporate any amendments in to the business plan, and once the remaining balance has been paid, you will receive both a Word document and pdf version of the business plan, the financial forecasts, appendices – including any additional information I have sourced which you might like to keep on file for reference.


What's included in the Business Plan

My business plans include the following:

  • Executive Summary
  • Financial Summary
  • Business History & Objectives
  • Directors' Background
  • Service/Product Description
  • Market Research
  • Customer Profile
  • Market Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Sales & Marketing Strategy
  • Operations
  • Premises
  • Legal Requirements
  • Management & Staff
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Forecasts
    (e.g. Cash Flow Forecast and P&L Account)
  • Relevant Appendices

 

In addition, I also work closely with a number of accountants and financial experts, so depending on the complexity of the financial forecasts requested (and my workload) I may bring in additional support and help – this is of course included in the fee.

Do you provide a sample business plan?

The short answer is no. For over 10 years I have always maintained the highest level of confidentiality for my clients and as I'm sure you wouldn't want a competitor seeing your business plan, I never share my client's business plans. For assurance and client feedback please visit my results page.

Fees

My fees depend on a number of factors, including the amount of information already provided, the complexity of your business and the financial forecasts as well as how much finance is required. Fees start from £1,400 (far more competitive than many other providers).

I ask for 50% deposit before I begin work with the remaining 50% to be paid before I send you the final business plan. Please ask for further details.

Business Plan Review Service

If you have already prepared a business plan, but feel it needs a professional 'eye' to look over it before presenting it to a bank or lending provider, then I can also help. I will provide a complete and candid review of your business plan and financial forecasts.

You can be assured that my feedback is based on over 10 years of writing business plans, running several businesses, as well as knowing exactly what a lender provider will want to see.

Specifically I will fully review and appraise your business plan, and provide you with any immediate action points to work on. This feedback will be emailed to you and supplemented by a 45 minute telephone or Skype consultation. The fee for this service starts from £375 and is paid in advance.

Contact Me

Whether you require a business plan for a start-up venture or existing business, or want to update your existing plan, I can help. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and I will get back to you within 24 hours.