BUSINESS PLAN WRITER
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I’m an experienced Vancouver-based Professional Business Plan Writer.
Tailor-Written Business Plans
Every Business Plan Writing Service I offer produces 100% unique, tailor-made business plans. They are fine-tuned to each client's distinct business model and capital investment needs. My business plan writing work benefits from my full business planning expertise. With brilliant results!
I can comfortably say I am one of the best business plan writers in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia.
No Agents...No Templates
No assistants or secondary agents do the business plan writing narrative. I use no standard templates or copy/paste schemes. (If you insist on using a template try the Futurpreneur Business Plan Writer)
My research and business plan services process covers all the bases:
The opportunity from the market need generates a new product or service (solution).
The size of the opportunity. The level of competition. Other potential internal and external threats to the venture.
Marketing and operational strategies and tactics are detailed. The size of investment required to start and grow the new business.
My hand-crafted business plans range from 20 to 60 pages in length. It depends on the complexity and level of detail required.
Business Plan Writing Services can conclude in as little as a few business days if urgently needed. Typically 2 to 6 weeks of concentrated effort is the norm.
Why Hire A Professional
Business Plan Writer Service
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
I assess business plan requirements with experienced eyes. I’ve spent ‘decades’ preparing successful plans and I know what gets results. As your Vancouver business plan expert, I increase the probability of you getting your investment or loan money.
I have a wealth of investor and lender requirements knowledge. I know what their expectations are. I'll ensure your business plan contents are designed to win their favour.
Not only will you increase your odds of getting the full funding you are looking for. You’ll also be able to launch your new business project with full financial force. And get the returns you expect over the long term.
Needless to say, as your business plan consultant, you benefit. You have time to do more valuable and productive work. Better than spending dozens of hours preparing a low-impact business plan on your own.
My business plan writers cost is definitely a positive ROI investment!
THE 'UNIQUE' BENEFITS OF CHOOSING
Business Plan Writer Vancouver
Benefit 1 - Get Funding Support...for Any Amount...for Any Business Need
I’ve helped my clients get investment capital since 2010. Here are a few examples:
$30 Million - Spa and Wellness Centre - Build and Operate (Saint Kitts and Nevis Islands, Caribbean)
$20 Million - Luxury Villa Holiday Resort - Build and Operate (Bali, Indonesia)
$1.5 Million - Yoga Garment Company - Startup (Denver, Colorado)
$500K - Cold Pressed Juice Production - Startup (Bali, Indonesia)
$375K - Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility - Startup (Ibiza, Spain)
$75K - Furniture Production - Facility Upgrade - (San Francisco, California)
Benefit 2 - Canadian-Operated with Worldly Experience
I operate BizPlanPlus. I'm a Canadian with a 20-year career as a Product Manager, Business Strategist, and Director of Market Development with:
2 Canadian Telecommunications service providers (Telus and Bell Mobility),
3 Silicon Valley and SE Asia High Tech companies (Octel Communications, Lucent Technologies, Nokia)
General Manager in the SE Asia holiday hospitality industry (Exotiq Property Management).
Since 2010 I have provided business planning services through BizPlanPlus. Clients are fresh entrepreneurs and seasoned business developers. They operate from Bali, SE Asia, and globally in several other countries. However, Vancouver has been the permanent home of BizPlanPlus since 2021.
Benefit 3 - Exclusive...to You
I work with only one client at a time to assure 100% undivided attention and effort. There are no ‘teams’ of unknown people handling your business plan writing. Just me, exclusively.
I have worked with many clients at the same time before. They were short-changed by shared client work focus. Some or most of the work went to less-invested business plan writing ‘team’ resources. Business students, freelancers, or junior internal business writers.
Benefit 4 - Greater Vancouver and BC Only
I live and work in the Greater Vancouver municipal area, the Lower Mainland, and the province of British Columbia. I know and appreciate your local British Columbia business context.
Awareness of your local industry, market conditions, and unique business climate is a requirement for quality business plan writing.
Benefit 5 - We Begin with a Blank Page
My commitment is to write business plan narratives without relying on pre-formatted templates, fill-in-the-blank software applications, or copy/paste plagiarism from prior business plans.
Expert business plan writing doesn't follow a linear path. Each plan section informs previous or following sections. The document matures until it's completely finished (like painting a picture).
Every plan I write starts with a blank sheet of paper (actually a fresh Google Docs document).
The narrative writing grows from a series of collaborative client and writer discussions. Through in-person and video or telephone calls. My own relevant industry, market, competitor, and regulatory research is also added.
Benefit 6 - Financials from the Ground Up
You will need financial projections to support your business plan writing narrative. I build them the same way I write the narrative...from the ground up!
I don’t cut corners by using preset spreadsheets to force-fit your Pro-forma details. It all begins with a discussion. And results in 100% tailor-made income and cash-flow statements and balance sheets.
Benefit 7 - Over-the-Shoulder Client Controls
Witness your business plan's written narrative and financial spreadsheet work as it progresses...like you are looking over my shoulder.
We use the shared document features of Google Docs and Google Sheets. And you have the authorization to comment and edit as the documents take shape. All in real-time with me or any other time you like, 24/7. Version control is also automatic...nothing gets lost in the cloud.
Benefit 8 - Ongoing Support
I won't abandon you once your business plan writing is complete and investor-ready.
Go ahead, pitch your plan to secure business capital. I am always ready for a call or in-person discussion to help prepare or debrief (no added fee). I’m invested in your results too.
Also, I am an experienced business performance coach. It is common for me to continue working with my business plan clients, throughout their business startup, and beyond.
Schedule Your FREE Business Plan Writer Assessment
Please accept my free business plan writer assessment, without obligation.
I’ll give you a verbal overview of my business plan proposal including a set fee quote on the spot. If we both agree, I’ll follow up with a formal agreement via email.
Yes, I Write All Types of Business Plans
Business Plans for a range of specific purposes.
As a professional business plan writing expert...
I write them all.
Should I Consider Using BizPlanPlus Business Coaching?At any stage of enterprise life cycle (including startup) a solo-entrepreneur like you needs to get out of their head as it becomes increasingly filled with business minutiae. Very often, as minutiae-mania gathers momentum, you begin to loose focus on important management issues...then serious 'problems' begin to arise. If fortunate, you can turn to a family member or friend to help with solutions, but eventually that resource runs out of patience...and the minutiae and troublesome business issues continue to mount. My business coaching is an offer to be your 'thinking partner'. Methodically, we work together to step back from the time-consuming 'busy-work' and discover the root-cause of the most critical problems first and the incremental solutions. Very soon, positive results begin showing up in key performance areas as minutiae-mania subsides. Business Coaching engagements are for a minimum of 3 months. Normally there is 1 one-hour coaching session scheduled every 1 or 2 weeks. (Pricing Information)
Why Should I Hire BizPlanPlus For My Business Plan?The primary benefits I provide are the dedicated level of individual client attention coupled with my high level of experience. I dedicate 100% personal attention to only one client at a time...no juggling mutiple business plans. I don't use business planning assitants/MBA students or content copy/paste, or fill-in-the-template techniques to speed the work at the expense of my 100% guaranteed quality output. My related business planning experience is extensive (30+ years): 20-year high-tech product management and business planning career in Canada, Silicon Valley, and SE Asia. Started BizPlanPlus in Bali in 2010 as a solo-consultant with business plan clients around the world. I repatriated to Vancouver, BC in 2021 and introduced BizPlanPlus to its new Canadian home.
What Process is Used to Develop My Business Plan?In my Free 30 Minute Assessment with you, I gather all the top level information I need to determine the scope-of-work involved to prepare your business plan. I verbally commit to the fees for my work, get your approval, then follow-up by email with the written scope-of-work and fees in a BizPlanPlus agreement. You are required to pay 50% of the agreed fees at this point in order for work to begin. I start by gathering all the known internal information you have determined or collected. All of this input is reevaluated and utilized as required. I simultaneously undertake all the external research required (e.g product/service, market opportunity, industry factors, competition, internal and external risk assessment, etc.) The following outline represents the logical topics addressed by all good business plans, but can be adapted as needed to increase the impact of the plan's story narrative. Executive Summary (Produced after all the other sections are completed) Situation Analysis Product and Services Description Proposed Business 'Model' Industry Overview Market Opportunity Competitor Analysis SWOT Analysis (Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats) Marketing Plan Operations Plan Financial Projections and Plan You are able to see exactly how the business plan is coming together and make on-page comments through the use of 24/7 available document-sharing on Google Docs for the plan's narrative, and Google Sheets for the included Financial Statements. Our meetings during the business planning process are 'as-required'. Once a first draft of the plan is finished you pay the remaining 50% of the business plan fees. After any last-minute edits I turn the Google version into final copies (hard and soft copy) for your use with investors/lenders. When included, a business plan 'Pitch-Deck' it is prepared at this time. Professional graphic design enhancement of your plan or pitch deck will be done at this point, for a separate fee based on how elaborate the design work is.
How Does BizPlanPlus Determine the Fee for a Business Plan?I charge a fixed fee for a Business Plan (it includes Financial Projections). My fee is determined by: The scope-of-work...the tasks and documents you require help with. The sophistication and requirements of your investor audience. The extent and quality of your existing materials, including earlier business plan drafts, financial projections, market research, competitor analysis, etc. The clarity of your 'business model', marketing, sales and operations strategy, financial plans, etc. Your ability to participate in preparing the business plan, and the financial modeling. The complexity of your industry, market and business model. The availability of good primary and secondary research information. The requested timing...'rush work' requires a premium fee. Because of these factors, the fees for a typical project...the preparation of an investor-quality business plan, financial forecasting, and investor presentation 'pitch deck', can range from a height of tens of thousands of dollars for companies wanting VC (venture capital) investment to narrowly a few thousand dollars for smaller enterprises wanting bank loans or regular investor funding. If you are considering 'price shopping', remember price alone is not the whole story. You wouldn't decide to buy one car versus another based on price alone – because, you know there are lots more competing features and benefits to consider.
Can BizPlanPlus Help Me Raise Money?I sometimes make informal introductions to potential investors or investment advisors/brokers. In general, I advise my clients to use advisors/brokers approved by the IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) the self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers.
Can BizPlanPlus Guarantee My Business Plan Will Raise Money?The short answer is "no". No business plan writer can honestly guarantee investor funding. An impressive plan is essential, but the plan by itself doesn't ensure you will raise money. Ultimately, you control how well you present to investors, and how convinced they are with your response to their questions. I will advise you, but it’s your well-prepared business plan plus 'you' that collectively convince investors to fund your business.
Maybe you had the luxury of time to draft your own business plan.
You now want it reviewed by a business plan writing consultant.
I will scrutinize your plan from the perspective of potential investors.
My review service is economical and guarantees your business plan is of the highest quality.
There are 3 levels of business plan review services
Half hour to review your business plan materials
Half hour client discussion
2 hours reviewing your business plan and a written assessment of the business plan and financial model
Half hour question and answer discussion with business plan expert guidance
6 hours spent reviewing your materials.
1 hour in-depth written assessment with on-page improvements to the business plan and financial model.
1 hour consultation to review your questions with added guidance.
Additional hours at your request $149/hour
My Client Engagement Process
CLIENT ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
1. OUR INITIAL MEETING
We meet to assess your business plan writing needs.
I provide you a firm verbal business plan writing fee with general terms
2. FOLLOW-UP EMAIL
I follow-up with a formal agreement (it details the scope of work, estimated duration, fees, etc.)
3. WORK INITIATED
(Following Initial 50% Fee Payment)
1st Collaboration Meeting to collect your relevant business information
5. WRITING THE NARRATIVE
A Google Docs document is shared with permission for you to visit my work at any time.
You can track progress, provide on-page comments and minor editing.
7. ONGOING COLLABORATION
As needed, we collaborate in real-time (in-person, video call, telephone, and email).
We review the ongoing development of the narrative-writing and money-modeling process.
9. PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Final copies of the business plan are produced physically and digitally then handed over to you for use with investors, lenders, and others.
11. PITCH DECK PRODUCTION (Optional for an Added Fee)
Based on your provided information and initial guidance. I research your market, industry, customers, competitors, etc.
4. MY RESEARCH
Based on your provided information and initial guidance.
I research your market, industry, customers, competitors, etc.
6. FINANCIAL MODELING
I create financial models in Google Sheets with the same shared controls as Google Docs.
The models are based on details in the written narrative plus added financial input from you.
8. FINAL DRAFT REVIEW
(Final 50% Fee Payment)
After ‘unlimited free revisions’ all requested changes are incorporated into the written plan and financials
10. FULL GRAPHIC DESIGN TREATMENT
(Optional for an Added Fee)
If requested, I will provide a beautiful and impactful full-on graphic design of all the business plan materials.
I am also invested in seeing your business plan pitching efforts produce successful results.
As my client, I am always available to chat (in-person, video call, telephone, email, etc.).
Let’s discuss any aspect of your real-life efforts to receive funding capital to move your business plans ahead.
WHAT DOES THE
I get a lot of questions about the proper business plan contents and the number of pages. Opinions range from a simple one-page business plan to a few dozens pages. The section names and contents vary considerably as well.
I believe it’s best to get unbiased input on this question from a well-recognized authority.
I went to the U.S. Small Business Association. The agency that provides advice and funding to the 30+ million small businesses there.
They produced a comprehensive 4-page guide SBA RECOMMENDED BUSINESS PLANS & LENGTH and here are the high-level section suggestions.
I very generally follow their recommendations, but with a lot of flexibility to accommodate my client’s needs.
Part 1: INTRODUCTION
High quality presentation binder containing the plan pages
An Attention-Grabbing Cover Page (1 page)
An Enticing Executive Summary (1 to 2 pages)
Table of Contents (1 page)
Use page numbers and dividers to navigate easily through the plan.
(3 to 5 pages)
Part 2: MARKET ANALYSIS
Here you clearly demonstrate your knowledge about your specific market/industry.
(9 to 22 pages)
Part 3: COMPANY DESCRIPTION
An overview of the primary elements of your business and how they mesh together.
Include details regarding your business type and the contributing elements that ensure your business is successful.
(1 to 2 pages)
Part 4: ORGANIZATION &
Add your firm’s organizational chart, company ownership, bios of your management team, and meaningful facts about the board of directors.
(3 to 5 pages)
Part 5: MARKETING & SALES STRATEGY
Define your marketing approach.
There is no single direction; your own strategy is part of your unfolding company planning process and unique to your company.
(4 to 6 pages)
Part 6: PRODUCT & SERVICE STRATEGY
Define your service or product, emphasizing the benefits to potential and current customers.
Focus on the areas where you have a distinct advantage. Identify the problem in your target market for which your service or product provides a solution.
(4 to 10 pages)
Part 7: EQUITY INVESTMENT & FUNDING REQUEST
Identify the amount of capital you plan to or have already invested in the business.
Identify the precise amount of investment you will need to startup and run for a period. Tie it specifically to the Financial Projections.
(2 to 4 pages)
Part 8: FINANCIAL DETAILS
Develop these details after you know the industry and set financial objectives. Now you are able to set out resources capably.
This is by some measure the most important section and worthy of an added review by your accountant. Your accountant is also welcome to participate in the financial model development.
(12 to 25 pages)
Business Plan Consultant
When you set out to hire your business plan consultant/writer it will likely be your first time. Here are some very important considerations. This list will save you from getting the wrong writer for your needs.
Never Completely Turn Over Your Business Plan to a Writer
It’s never a good idea to just turn over the writing of your business plan to a business plan expert like me. Yes, I have the great skills and experience to deliver an impressive business plan for you. But, your own business founder contributions are a core ingredient. When the business plan writing ends without quality input from a founder, it always shows.
'You' Are A Core Ingredient
I'm excited about business plans. But, investors and lenders don’t contemplate a business plan as a stand-alone document. First, they want to know the people behind it and how they discuss their business ideas. If they are interested in you, then they’ll spend time diving into your business plan details.
So, choose the best business plan writer for your needs. But be prepared to contribute critical details. Begin collaborating in the first writer/client meeting and throughout the entire writing process.
Qualities of A Good Business Writing Service
Choosing the best business plan expert service for you is challenging. They range from expensive large multi-location, multi-staff providers, all the way down to hourly freelance writers on cheap platforms like Fivver.
Here are a few questions you can ask any writer you are considering:
Are They Local to My Market?
A writer situated hundreds or thousands of kilometers away may be skillful, but may not be familiar with your local or regional market conditions.
Are They Dedicated/Exclusive to Me?
Do you get full priority over other clients? Or are you one of many? Will they be the only professional working on the plan or do many hands in the firm handle it?
How Much Business Writing Experience Do They Have?
This can be measured in terms of years spent writing and doing related professional work. It can also be measured by geographic diversity (local and international) and multiple market niche varieties.
Is There Service Fully Customized?
Ask if they use any standard business plan template applications or existing plans for reference. Good writers start with a blank page and build an excellent plan with wholly fresh information.
What About Their Fees?
Are their services pre-packaged with set fees, or are their fees based on a good assessment of your needs and a customized scope-of-work to meet them? And a well-articulated proposal?
Don’t be swayed by published fees for writing, great business plan writing is not a commodity. Educate yourself about the details. Be rigorous in your evaluation of the features/benefits you get for the price.
Are you comfortable with the writer's collaboration and review specifications and their included number of business plan narrative and financial model revisions?
Speed of Delivery?
Can they meet your deadline requirements, even if it's just a few days? Are there added fees for meeting tight deadlines?
Are you on your own once the business plan is done? Or, does your business plan writer take an interest in being involved and offering support during your investor pitching process?