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Ask Tim Berry: “How do I find a business plan writer?”

Ask Tim Berry: “How do I find a business plan writer?”


So how can I help you find that business plan
writer to write your business plan? I can’t. I’m going to be honest. The most you want
is a coach who’s been through it, who knows how to help you and maybe you want somebody
to become part of the team whose done the process of raising money if that’s what you’re
after. Experience helps. Knowledge helps, but the plan that somebody does for you rarely
works. Your plan will change. Frequently. You have to own it. You have to know what’s
in it. You have to be able to get there, communicate it, and yes, plans are never accurate for
the future. They help you change things but if you don’t manage it yourself, you’re not
going to be able to manage the changing and it won’t help you steer your business, so
yes, I’m biased in this. I happen to believe in Business Plan Pro which I wrote, its conceptual
author, there’s a whole team of programmers now but yes, I believe in Business Plan Pro.
It helps to do the mechanics, it helps to do the financials, it gives you the certainty
that… well that the math and the finance will be right if your assumptions are right,
and it helps you focus on managing the business by a good planning process rather than just
getting some document that somehow it’s going to be done. If your company stays alive, your
business plan will never be done. It will help you manage that company and know that
company but it will be a process that you use to steer the company towards the future
that you want. Want to know why you want to do it? To control your destiny. That’s why
you do it.

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