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Chrm Message From: hr.hitesh Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 11/09/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 02/12/2015 07:53:14 Points: 120 Location: United States

Dear community colleagues,

I have a business idea that I'd like to pitch to angel investors and/or vc's. Prior to that,  am told that I need to have a business plan in place. With no experience of having ever worked on something like this, I am requesting your inputs how such a draft can be initiated and what could go thru in this document.

Will be keen to learn whatever input you can please share.

Thanks,

Hitesh

 

Chrm Message From: proftandon Total Posts: 88 Join Date: 11/09/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 02/12/2015 07:56:15 Points: 440 Location: United States
The nature of your business, target audience, development phase and outside capital are some of the factors that can determine the precise outline of your plan.

 

Chrm Message From: rajul Total Posts: 45 Join Date: 11/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 02/12/2015 07:58:27 Points: 225 Location: United States
Hitesh,
 
Let me share with you a brief outline of how such a plan can be:
 
I) Executive Summary
 
A) Objectives
B) Mission
C) Keys to Success
 
II) Company Summary
 
A) Company Ownership
B) Start-up Summary
C) Company Locations
 
III) Products or Services
 
A) Product/Service Description
B) Competitive Comparison
C) Sales Literature
D) Fulfillment and Delivery
E) Technology to Support Sales
F) Future Products/Services
 
IV) Marketing Plan
 
A) Market Segmentation
B) Target Market Segment Strategy
C) Target Market Analysis
D) Competition and Buying Patterns
E) Main Competitors
F) Distribution
G) Business Participants, Partners, Affiliates
 
V) Strategy and Implementation Summary
 
A) Pricing Strategy
B) Sales Strategy and Sales Forecasts
C) Milestones
D) Strategic Alliances
 
VI) Management Summary
 
A) Organizational Structure
B) Management Team
C) Personnel Plan including Planned Pay Structure
 
VII) Financial Plan
 
A) Funding
B) Key Financial Indicators
C) Important Assumptions
D) Starting Costs
E) Break-Even Analysis
F) Projected Profit and Loss
G) Projected Cash Flow
H) Projected Balance Sheet
I) Business Ratios
 

I hope this can be of some help.

 
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