Category Archives: Planning & Strategy

We help clients develop or fine-tune their strategy and business planning process, by providing both internal and external diligence. Results include a company mission, a focused business plan for future growth and profitability, and funding proposals and introductions.

What is Business Planning?

Many clients come to us looking for someone to write their business plan.  They think it is like ordering Chinese Food – “a little of this, a little of that and I’ll stop by later to pick it up.”  If you simple want a business plan to follow what you are looking for is  franchise.  They develop the product mix, set the pricing, figure out the marketing and hand you a plan to follow and execute.  And it’s a perfectly viable way to get into business.  But that is not what we do. #business #businessplanning #businessplan

Developing a Business Plan

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The 9 Buzzwords That Can Kill Any Business Plan

If written effectively, a business plan can serve as the blueprint for a startup’s success. It’s a roadmap that guides founders from A to B, a tool for wooing investors, and a way to keep fast-growing teams focused. Forget the debate about whether you need one or not. (You do.) The more relevant question is what to include and what to leave on the proverbial cutting room floor.

While there’s no magic formula, there are certain elements that all great business plans should have—and those that should be avoided at all costs. In recent years, those on the receiving end of these documents have seen what you might call buzzword creep, empty rhetoric that serves as a distraction from otherwise good ideas.

Great ideas are often doomed by terrible pitches. Here’s a list of startup cliches that should be avoided at all costs — from a guy who has read tens of thousands of business plans.

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