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Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is an effective method of pitching new potential start up companies in any industry. Ensuring you have a business plan in place is essential when attempting to get funding or when taking out loans, regardless of the investment amount you are seeking.

Create an Executive and Company Summary

Writing an executive and company summary gives insight to potential loan officers, investors or angel investors you are pitching to for your company. Include details and information related to your company, its launch and growth gives an idea to individuals who may be interested in investing.

What You Offer

Provide details of what type of content, services or products your new business has to offer. Understanding the full workings of what you provide to consumers is essential to help with appealing to the right investors or bankers in your field.

Market Research

Conducting an adequate amount of market research is also necessary to ensure the potential investors or partners that you are well-aware of future growth and the outlook of the market you are working in.

Future Strategy

Including a future strategy and a plan of action to help grow your business in one year’s time, five years along with 10 years is a way to appeal to more potential investors who are seeking a quick return on their investment. The more you know about growth and expansion in business, the easier it is to reach individuals who are genuinely interested in the brand and company you are creating.

Management Structure

Understanding proper management structure and how you plan to use funds with new management or employees is also imperative if you have rapid expansion in mind for your business. Be sure to only utilize funds when entirely necessary if choosing to expand with new employees to keep investors from finding other companies to invest in.

Financial Goals and Needs

Sharing financial goals and needs is a must in any business plan when you are seeking funding from a bank, angel investor or a potential partner who is interested in joining you. Include overall expenses, margins along with growth potential numbers to keep investors interested in sharing their own wealth in order to expand your own business.

Knowing how to create a basic business plan outline helps to increase the odds of being financed or given a loan when looking to launch a start up of your own.

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Jonah Engler

Former Stock Broker and Financial Expert, Jonah Engler is a New York City based entrepreneur who writes about entrepreneurship, investing, public relations, and other topics that fascinate him. Engler explores Entrepreneurship through his Mobile Phone Franchises in the NYC area.