We offer quality expertise and a maximum of professionalism at prices which are quite unheard of. The following are excerpts from our quality manual for BrainHive business plan writers.
We would like to show these to you for you to better understand the way we work, how we assure quality and how much thought we invest into our process planning. Let us begin by talking about the minimum volume of the written portion of the business plan that is expected for projects which are best classified by the size of their required capital. Because the more investment is required, the more detail potential investors will usually ask.
Please note that the following specifications are net volume specifications. This means that these are the volumes without cover page, table of contents page, visual elements etc. We will roughly calculate each page to have about words of text. Usually 3 to 6 pages will be added through cover page, table of contents page, overview page and a varying number of visual elements in the forms of charts, diagrams, product illustrations, screenshots, 3D model animations etc.
On average, the written portion of business plans will amount to 18 to 25 pages. It all depends on the specifications of the business plan recipients.
As mentioned, there is a tendency of course to force more elaborate and detailed plans, the higher the capital requirements for the enterprise. Sometimes though, clients will already have conducted talks with their investors and even small investments can require long plans. Therefore, mind your briefing, which will usually contain a notion as to the required gross volume.
Therefore, especially on your first draft, be attentive to heed above volume guidelines set out for you, also since quality assurance analysts are paid by the page and clients rarely will reimburse us for extra business planning costs incurred through quality checks of overdelivered text volume. The following are some different tables of contents for different business plan classes that we produce at BrainHive. The standard table of contents serve you to both understand how we usually compile our business plans as well as see how diverse business plans can be to suit different client specifications.
If you would try and look up standard table of contents for business plans in six different books you would get seven different answers. However, the wheel needs not to be inefficiently reinvented over and over. Business plans serve one core purpose: Getting funded which is another way of saying "convincing people". This allows us to work more fluidly, having for every project one or more pacemaker business plans from which we can draw inspiration and each time write a plan that is a little bit better than the one before.
While some projects invite you to make generous use of generic text blocks to quickly compile your business plans, take extremely good care while doing so. Producing original business plans not only is a question of professionalism but also enrich our business plan library with fresh intelligence, increasing over time our potency as a consulting firm and making it in turn possible to convince more and more potent clients to chose us over our competitors.
The above said, the existence or nonexistence of a decent sample or template plan is priced into the budget of that particular plan to keep our prices competitive. Make good use of our library and your life easy for yourself. Not reinventing the wheel over and over means efficiency, through which we remain accessible and able to deliver world-class plans even to entrepreneurs who are not able to shell out thousands of dollars for their business plan before even knowing whether or not they will be able to successfully secure funding.
As a BrainHive analyst, you are expected to keep a professional, sober and serious tone at any moment of your business plan creation process. Especially when talking about the founder or indeed relating to any person or entity by name, be sure to keep it neutral, professional and friendly.
This also goes for competitors and the way we talk about competitors, government bodies, market situations etc. Never aggressively, never in absolutes or dramatically negative. Some of our clients have asked for corrections to make a business plan sound more enthusiastic.
We always warn against talking in superlative terms or sound over-optimistic, because it can weaken the credibility of the business plan and make the business plan recipients assume inexperience. Of course we can write a super enthusiastic plan if the client explicitly wants this. Normally however, we like to keep it extra-sober.
On the other end of the spectrum, we of course will never write a plan which leaves a trace of doubt that the business venture could fail. Our business plans have the purpose to prove to potential investors and creditors that the business investment is a sound and safe one.
If a business venture is highly unlikely to succeed, we tell the client beforehand during the consulting stage of the project. If the client insists, we might still take them, do the best we can and set them on their merry path. The following are the basic formatting guidelines for BrainHive business plans. As a normal business plan analyst, you are to not produce PDFs, watermarked or password-protected deliveries or indeed send us anything other than the open MS-Word document.
Creating your business plan, note that everybody likes a little color in such a great big chunk of sober, serious business writing. You are expected to have at least three visual elements in your business plan. Depending on the volume, it can be a lot more still. Not only charts and diagrams that you come across during your market research are potential candidates for being copy pasted into the plan, web screenshots for instance of maps, products etc.
Relevancy is key — make sure whatever visual elements you put into the plan has a legitimate reason to be in that same exact spot. Do not use the visual element simply for the sake of having a visual element there. As much as it is sad to deliver a desolate, dry text desert, the damage caused by raised eyebrows of business plan recipients over out-of-line or arbitrary visuals is sadder still.
If you are making specific numerical claims or citing someone in the market analysis or if you are featuring a diagram or chart, it is useful both for us as well as for the client if there is some kind of reference as to where you found that particular piece of data.
Certain projects, especially when we are writing a business plan which is part of an academic assignment, will require you to expose your sources in a very detailed fashion according to the respective national citation guidelines valid for that client, which will be communicated to you in your briefing.
When processing a normal business plan assignment, it is not necessary for you to show the exact link of the page where you found the material and make an elaborate footnote with the Microsoft office footnote tool — however, of course we appreciate your extra effort.
What you definitely have to do is mention the name of the medium where you found the figures , for instance a certain market research Institute, magazine or a white paper of some large consulting firm. Put it right there in the body content, embedded harmoniously in the head sentence of the paragraph in which you mention it.
Switching sources or mixing statements from different sources, make sure it remains reasonably clear from which sources the respective statements are derived from. While again you do not need to necessarily include the link, it is important to also show the date of the publication in question.
The quality of a business plan lives to considerable extent off of its market analysis, and the market analysis lives off of concrete, reliable figures that give the reader an idea about the volume and the growth of the market in question. For most projects, you will have no difficulty to find ample market intelligence data floating around in the World Wide Web.
Simply intelligently using Google you will already find a host of useful articles that you can sift through for relevant figures. When things get tough, you can help yourself to a large number of websites which will usually carry exactly the kind of market data that you are looking for. When you are dealing with a particularly specific topic, sometimes you will need to become creative in the sense that you construct your market analysis deductively or inductively remember you must always find a way to interpret the market data so that the reader of the business plan will be convinced that the business endeavor will be successful.
Simple stuff really, but it takes a little practice before you have the routine of pulling together a sufficient number of pieces of intelligence which might be useful for constructing your case that will leave investors feeling sure about their investment.
Once you get the briefing, you should as soon as possible review all the files that we sent you and decide if the material is complete enough for you to draft up the first business plan version. If things are unclear or the briefing material is incomplete our lead-managing consultants only do a quick review on completeness and do not study in detail all the briefing material , you will need to collect all your questions and remarks about possibly missing briefing material in one email which should already be written and phrased well enough for us to pass on directly to the client without further touch-up.
Therefore, when compiling this email, make sure that you cover all the questions and that you write in the correct tone and free of typos to make workflows smooth and efficient. When hiring new analysts, we most often struggle with mistakes born out of carelessness.
Our quality assurance analysts are responsible for improving, logically validating and visually checking business plans one last time before they are passed on into the hands of our clients. These expensive, experienced and well-trained analysts must not be regarded as a sort of elementary school teacher responsible for correcting avoidable mistakes. Pricing varies a lot depending on the type of plan you need and the amount of research you bring to the table.
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