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Succeeding is business isn’t easy. The failure rates are high, with more than 95% of businesses failing within the first five years. Studies have shown that businesses that take the time to write a business plan are twice as successful as those that fail to do so! Knowing your market, your customers, and your competitors and where you fit into your market is critical knowledge, as are operational, human resources, marketing, and financial plans. While some may say that too much planning is not necessary, the opposite is also true, and if you fly around by the seat of your pants without a plan, you're far more likely to waste time, money, and opportunity. Business Plan Blueprint will walk you step by step into creating your own “investor ready” business plan, while providing you with the financial model and business plan templates that you can use to build your plan while you follow along with this cutting edge course – created not by some egghead theoretical professor, but by a real world-class active early stage consultant who has helped clients raise more than $200 million!
Within Business Plan Blueprint, you’ll learn how to build your financial model and how to do the critical thinking that leads you to assumptions that aren’t just wild guesses, but based on factual data. You’ll learn how to research the market, customers, and your competition. You’ll learn all of the critical components of what investors want to see in a business plan. At the same time, you’ll be building a plan that can help keep you and your company laser-focused strategically and tactically. Investing in this course will pay for itself many times over as you will avoid mistakes and put together a clear strategic vision for your company!
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|Section 1: Course Introduction|
|Section 2: The Initial Financial Model|
The Financial Model - Assumptions Page
Volume & Pricing Estimates
A Tour of the Financial ModelPreview
The Financial Model - The Details Page
Financial Model Wrap Up
|Section 3: Market Research|
Introduction to Market Research
Free Sources of Market Research
Paid Sources of Research
Introduction to Customer & Competitive Intelligence
|Section 4: The Business Plan|
The Business Plan Template
The Product Section
Operating Plan Introduction
Operating Plan - Launch & Everyday Operations
Operating Plan - The Org Chart
Operating Plan - Timeline
|Section 5: Marketing Plan|
Introduction to Marketing
The Marketing Triangle
The Four P's of Marketing
The Five F's of Customer Needs
Trade Shows & Associations
|Section 6: Management|
Advisors & Directors
|Section 7: Logo Creation|
|Section 8: Financial Plan|
Financial Plan Intro
Explaining Your Assumptions
The Financial Forecast
Financing & Exit Strategy
|Section 9: Risks & Mitigating Factors|
Risks & Mitigating Factors
|Section 10: The Executive Summary|
Executive Summary Introduction
Executive Summary - The Overview
Executive Summary - Problem and Opportunity
Executive Summary - The Solution
Executive Summary - Success Factors
Executive Summary Market Opportunity
Executive Summary Customers and Competition
Executive Summary Other
Executive Summary Long Term Vision
|Section 11: Graphics & Editing|
Graphics & Editing Introduction
Graphics & Editing Inside the Business Plan Template
Graphics & Charts
Proofreading & Editing
|Section 12: Conclusion & Special Offers|
Conclusion & Special OfferPreview
Todd is one of the top business plan consultants in the country. He has consulted with Growth Ventures ranging from high growth start-ups, “closely-held” middle market corporations to new business within Fortune 500 companies for nearly fifteen years. Todd is a business plan expert with a specialty in helping high growth start-ups and business units develop investment grade strategic business plans. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to develop business plans that obtain investment capital.