Thursday, September 14, 2017

Business Plan Writer Reviews & What To Ask Your Business Plan Writer

My intent was to write a yearly review of business plan writers and consultants back when I wrote the blog post 2014 Summer Review of Business Plan Writers and Consultants, but I was too busy writing business plans and reviewing my competition didn't make the top of my priority list.  Nevertheless, I like to review the landscape of business plan writers so that entrepreneurs understand the options available to them. 

Business Plan Writer Reviews


In the past I gave a quick review on business plan writers Cayenne Consulting, GrowThink, software Bplans.com, MasterPlans.com (software), PlanitBusiness.com (whom I met online via a Twitter chat), Butler Consultants and of course my services via NicholasCoriano.com and MicroCapCompany.com.  A recent search for business plan writers turned up others such as; gobusinessplans.com, businessplancity.com, liveplan.com (a division of bplans.com), and a host of business plan writers on upwork.com & fiverr.com (freelancer websites).  While some have no clue how to develop of a business plan, other companies and business plan writing services have top notch talent in-house to write your business plan and financial projections. 

My advice when sorting through this maze of business plan writers is to carefully vet each potential professional. Other websites commonly give reviews and the longer the business has been established, the more likely they are to be credible.  Give them a call, reach out, if they don't answer...this is a tell tell sign that they may not have availability to focus on your business plan right now.  Review their resume to make sure that the person writing your business plan has the experience and know-how to develop a business plan that is tailored to your needs. 

What To Ask Your Business Plan Writer


A few questions you should ask a business plan writer before hiring them include:
  • How many business plans have you written?
  • What types of business plans have you written?
  • Are you a full time business plan writer?
  • Do we have to meet in person to write the business plan?
  • How long does it take to write my business plan?
  • How much does it cost to write my business plan?
  • What information do you need from me to write my business plan?
Of course, I am an extremely bias writer currently.  After all, I'm reviewing business plan writers....as a business plan writer.  Get enough information to feel comfortable.  I have written a more in-depth list blog post on "Things to Consider When Hiring A Business Plan Writer".

Options For Entrepreneurs to Write a Business Plan


Well, there are really only two options, you either
  • Hire someone to write your business plan, or
  • Write it yourself (with the help of some software or a business plan template)
If you need to hire someone, please do consider my business plan writing services I offer on NicholasCoriano.com and Cervitude.com.  If you are looking to write your own business plan, make sure it's complete and has all the appropriate sections.  I put together a series of free videos on YouTube adequately titled "How To Write a Business Plan" where I go over how to write each section of the business plan including the executive summary, the company description, the SWOT Analysis, market research, the marketing plan, management summary and organizational planthe financial projections, and the conclusion

Nevertheless, I hope this post was helpful. 


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About the Author: Nicholas Coriano, JD is an Entrepreneur &  Business Consultant.  He has worked at Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange and is currently a partner at Cervitude Intelligent Relations.  Learn more about him here. He is the author of Rules For Entrepreneurship available now on Amazon.

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