BUSINESS PLAN SERVICES
WHO WE ARE?
Business Cardinal are experienced professional business plan writers who write high-quality, bespoke business plans to help you attract investors, secure a bank loan or obtain approval from landlords or regulatory organizations.
Most people struggle to write a business plan, and most self-written business plans are not good enough to get funding.
You will get more than a business plan; you get a complete business service that helps you achieve your goals. Your business plan will be structured using our Business Success Formula, which lays the foundation for your success.
Our business plans are bespoke; they are written just for your business. They include market research, competitor analysis and financial projections (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Business Valuation & Break-Even Analysis). Our business planning service’s primary goal is to help you to the next step in your business development.
Whether you need a business plan for:
- A business loan or startup loan
- To secure investment from Angel Investors, VC’s or Crowdfunding platforms
- Get endorsement for an Innovator Visa, Startup Visa or Sole Representative Visa.
- Send to a landlord to secure a property
- Test the viability of your business.
- To manage your business performance.
Our business plan writing services will help you every step of the way.
Our business plan writers have several years of experience working in various industries and have managed to help hundreds of entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
TAILORING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN TO A SPECIFIC PURPOSE
A business plan is not a one-size-fits-all document: it should achieve a specific purpose. We have experience in preparing business plans for:
- Family & Friends Seed Funding:
You are pitching to people who already know and trust you, so you need a simple document that explains your business concept and explains the risks (namely, that your investors can lose their investment). A short, simple business plan or pitch deck is often sufficient in this case.
- Angel Investor and Venture Capital Funding:
You are pitching to wealthier, more sophisticated investors either individuals, groups, or funds. They don’t know you, and there are many other entrepreneurs competing for their investment dollars. Your pitch deck and/or executive summary is often the first thing they look at. While they may not request a business plan until getting into due diligence, every detail of your business plan should be committed to memory whenever you have a conversation with these investors.
- Bank Funding:
You are seeking a loan from a local bank to finance asset purchases for a brick-and-mortar business. Most banks will ask for a basic business plan and financial forecast if you haven’t been in business for at least a few years.
Banks always carefully consider the risks before issuing business loans, so they need to know that you have also considered all risks associated with your business and acted to mitigate them. They need to feel confident that you will be able to make the repayments and that your business is not going to face any serious financial challenges. We cover everything from sales projections, trading accounts, and cash flow forecasts. All details are clearly defined and identifiable, indicating the long-term financial position of your business.
Many commercial landlords want to see a business plan so that they can see how a new tenant in a retail location plans to become a success. They don’t want to invest in a lot of tenant improvements, only to have the space vacant again in a year or two.
- Franchisee Business Plan:
Many franchisors require prospective franchisees to submit a business plan to prove that they understand the business concept and the local market.
We can create bespoke franchise plans for our clients based on an in-depth understanding of their business and company values, helping to ensure you have a franchise model that works for you. Let us support you by writing a business plan for a franchise that will properly present your skills, competence, and background. The business plan will clearly demonstrate your ability as an applicant to run a franchise successfully and it will comply with all franchisor requirements
- Partnership Business Plan:
When an early-stage venture seeks a partnership with a more established business, it will need to produce a business plan or partnership proposal explaining how the relationship will work: the objectives, the opportunity, the roles and responsibilities of the parties, the implementation plan, potential risks and rewards, and a general argument for why the more established company is better off partnering with you than not.
- Enterprise Level Plans:
Large, established firms often develop business plans as they consider new initiatives.
- Traditional Business Plans
Many elements make up a business plan, regardless of what the business entails. A business plan that is written correctly will help to deliver a clear and concise vision of how the business will succeed, while convincing your audience to believe in it. Our business plan writing service aligns itself with your business, ensuring that it works in every possible way.
- Business Plans Tailored for Investors
Investors have high expectations, regardless of whether they are an angel investor or a local investor. A business plan that is tailored correctly will increase the chances of an investor taking notice of your business and we understand that first impressions count. Business Cardinal specializes in helping entrepreneurs to get funded by preparing believable and persuasive quality investment materials.
- Nonprofit Business Plans
Just as with a for-profit business, nonprofit businesses also require a plan to help explain how it intends to achieve its mission in more specific detail. It can also be used to outline a new project or venture the organization is planning. Your nonprofit business plan will clearly present the problem and the solution that your project is offering. The document will comply with the investor requirements for nonprofits who receive either private or public grants.
- Power Point And Pitch Decks
Take your presentation to the next level, using our professional help with illustrative designs and graphic representation. Beyond the beautiful presentation also is the written content by our experienced writers. As a result, what you get is a total package that will keep your audience in awe.
- Business Model Canvas (BMC)
BMCs works in conjunction with the Value Proposition Canvas and other strategic management and execution tools and processes. Business model canvas are used to describe, design, challenge, and pivot your business concept. Our competent writers can help design a model that exhibits your business beyond your expectations.
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF A BUSINESS PLAN?
Contrary to widespread belief, there is no “right” way to structure a business plan; in fact, they can take many different forms. Here is a typical business plan outline:
- Executive Summary:
A brief (typically 1-2 page) overview of your plan. If your executive summary doesn’t captivate your audience, you won’t get very far.
What need do you plan to address? It had better be a large opportunity that many customers will be willing to give you their money in exchange for your offering.
A description of how your product or service will fulfill the need.
- Business Model:
What is your customer value proposition? How do you intend to make money? How will you create customer value and how will you deliver it your customers?
Who is the customer, what are their characteristics, how many of them are there, and how many can you reach before your competitors do? What is your total available market?
How will you get your product in front of your customer, and how do you persuade them to buy it?
Who else is working to fulfill the need, either directly or indirectly?
- Competitive Advantages:
What competitive advantages do you have that will allow you to get – and stay – ahead of them? Do you have some unique, protectable intellectual property?
What qualifies you and your team to pull this off?
What milestones have you already achieved?
- Operating Plan:
What are the nuts-and-bolts of your business?
What can go wrong with your plan, and how can you mitigate these risks?
- Financial Plan:
What financial resources do you require, and how do you intend to use the money? What are the key assumptions underlying your financial forecast? Is there a viable exit plan?
- Management & Staff:
Probably the single most important factor in any effective business plan. Describe the management team in terms of experience, talents, connections, etc. What additional resources will you need to make the business succeed?
- Investment Opportunity and Exit Strategy for Investors:
hat will investors get for their money or their time? When and how will they be compensated?
- Financial Projections:
This includes monthly cash flow projections (with all revenue sources and expenses included), pro-forma financial statements, marketing and sales costs, taxes, office space, development costs, etc. We also provide clear and detailed explanations of the assumptions behind the financial projections.
- SWOT (Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities / Threats) Analysis
- Supplementary Materials:
Patents, trademarks, trade agreements, letters of reference, etc.
A professional business plan ties all of the above together into a self-consistent document that serves as a roadmap for your business.
OUR BUSINESS PLANNING PROCESS
Our business plan consultants each have their unique approach to how they work with clients. They will describe their approach during your initial discussions with them so that you understand what to expect as we progress.
Having said that, here is an example of how a business planning engagement might proceed:
- Initial discussions to understand your needs.
- Review your existing materials (draft business plans, financials, market research, competitor research, etc.).
- Follow-up discussion to agree upon the scope and fees for the engagement.
- Preparation and execution of an engagement agreement.
- Several in-depth interviews to better understand the details, develop strategies, and agree on all major elements of the Business Plan and Financial Forecast.
- Conduct additional research and formulate additional strategy and tactics, as needed.
- Draft a Pitch Deck (Investor Presentation) and review it with you to ensure that all parties agree on the big picture. Note that the Pitch Deck will have many gaps at this point; we will use placeholders and incorporate facts, figures, and financial projections as they become available.
- Draft the Executive Summary and review it with you to ensure that we all agree on the next level of detail.
- Prepare an outline of the Business Plan.
- Fill in details of the Business Plan. Obtain and incorporate your feedback as we go.
- Customize our Financial Forecast for your business. Populate assumptions with rough, educated guesses. Work with you to refine the assumptions. Teach you how to use the model so that you can explain it to your audience with confidence.
- Finalize all deliverables, including editorial review and additional graphic design/layout work if needed.
- Coach you on the best way to deliver the Pitch Deck and on how to address questions.
- Provide ongoing support, including making minor updates to the deliverables at no additional charge for up to 90 days following the delivery of final documents.
Of course, we understand that every client has different requirements and we will tailor our approach to meet your needs.
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE US FOR YOUR BUSINESS PLAN:
- We are Better.
We start by learning more about your business and listening to your ideas. Then, we identify key areas of opportunity and provide you with recommendations to accelerate the growth of your company.
- Experienced Consultants
We partner you with a senior consultant who has helped clients in over 100 industries to raise capital and grow their businesses.
- Strategic Advisory Process
We don’t just document your ideas onto paper. We brainstorm, research, and recommend the best strategies to grow your business.
- Fully Customized. No Templates.
No templates or long questionnaires. We strategize with you to build a customized plan that represents your unique vision.
- Cost Effective & Results Driven
We understand that time is money. We handle all the leg work giving you more time to focus on growing your business.
- Over 500 million naiira in Funding Raised
We understand the requirements of all lenders and investors. Our clients also get access to our investor and bank network.
- Growth Strategy Implementation
We can also help you with creating a website, generating leads, implementing effective marketing campaigns, and a lot more.
- Market Research Access
We have access to reputable research databases, including IBISWorld, Mintel, Statista, Frost & Sullivan, and Forrester.
- Best Quality, Competitive Pricing
We provide the highest quality business plans in the industry at rates that are half of the price that some of our competitors charge.
The core purpose of any business is to sell its offerings to its target customers. To do this, you devise a plethora of strategies, tactics, and plans. The business plan is the foundation of your investor package. However, most entrepreneurs are too busy with other priorities such as developing products, finding customers, and recruiting a team – to prepare a compelling business plan. While that is important, your sales ultimately depend on the value you provide to your customers through your products and services.
Business Cardinal are professional business plan writers who can help you start your business, secure investment, get a Startup Loan or secure an angel investor. Our business plan writers will ensure you will not have to worry about whether your business plan is good enough to be seen by an investor, bank or endorsement company.
Our business plans are of a high standard, so you will be able to speak to key stakeholders knowing you have a professional business plan to back up your business proposal.
If you would love to engage us for this service, please call us on 08023200801 or request us to send you a proposal by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our customer enquiry form for more details.