While templates and samples can be helpful, the key to a good plan is making your own argument—for your unique business—as convincingly as you can.
Don't be constrained by hewing too closely to what others have done. Get feedback on your idea in the fall, prior to the start of the Business Plan Contest.
Receive funding for your start-up for hypothesis testing.
Every seasoned investor knows that detailed financial projections for a new company are an act of imagination.
We look for functional prototypes and customer development and most importantly, scalability.
Can you scale customer acquisition cheaply and measurably?
The other is more organizational an internal in nature.
If you want to get funded by David Mc Clure, then he says he wants to see “a functional product that people are using.
Business plans have long been a critical document for new businesses. If so, what best practices and data can help you create a winning document that will help your business get the funding you need and ensure your venture lasts?
A decade ago anyone you approached with a business idea without a plan would have laughed and shooed you away.