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5 actionable tips for creating a business plan successfully

Are you planning on creating a business plan? These 5 tips will help you in making a business plan. Check out the blog to know how to build a business plan.

Write a business plan like an expert in 2021

Do you want to know how to write a business plan? Check out this article to know what is a business plan and what does a business plan look like.

4 Indicators to look for before scaling up your venture

If one were to decipher the startup world from a media coverage perspective, it would probably start with funding and you guessed it right- end with news on funding. The investment lifecycle for VC’s lasts for around 7 years, at which point returns generated from the portfolio is looked into. 

5 Steps to Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding can be loosely defined as the activity of leveraging a large pool of people and raising small amounts of money from them to fund an idea or business proposition. The global crowdfunding industry, according to research, doubled to over $34 billion in 2015 and is poised to overtake VC investment numbers by the end

Startup Funding Roadmap – Pitching to Investors

Funding Roadmap - Pitching to Investors from BPlan Experts ABOUT US:  BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to

Common Pitfalls Encountered by Small Businesses while Conducting Market Research

Risks are part of any business and with limited resources, business owners and entrepreneurs realize that risks need to be calculated and mitigated. Employing market research helps at times to sort out risks involved in a business. The advantages of market research for small businesses range from finding hidden niches and preserving capital to building

Major Barriers for Young Entrepreneurs

We have been doing a lot of research to identify the key factors that stop young people from taking the leap into the entrepreneurial pool and starting their own businesses. Barriers in the business environment can have a negative impact on entrepreneurs, who generally lack experience and access to professional networks. Some of the socio-cultural

Identify whether you are an Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur

Motivational quotes, one-liners, videos and stories about entrepreneurship or lunching of a new venture are all across the globe, possibly to ignite a fire in the belly of people with aspiration, new thoughts and ideas. In reality, aspiration and determination are not enough to be a successful entrepreneur, it takes a lot more than that.

Organic Growth Strategies for Start-ups

Every business should have a specific growth strategy in order to survive, progress and earn revenues. Businesses without growth strategies can be hit by unexpected adversity. A growth strategy can be organic or inorganic in nature. While usually acquisition strategies are undertaken by more mature businesses, investors typically look for organic growth numbers to review

Business Plan: A structured approach

A majority of entrepreneurs accept the need for creating a business plan however, a few often fail to realize that an effective and comprehensive business plan can lay down a road map to success for their businesses. While a professionally crafted business plan does not guarantee success, for entrepreneurs with great business ideas, it certainly

Common Mistakes in a Business Plan

A business plan can typically have different uses, like to obtain funding from investors, or to increase business efficiency. Irrespective of the use, a business plan needs to be well drafted in order to serve its purpose. From an investment perspective, while a well-drafted business plan cannot guarantee funding, it certainly improves the chances of

Business Model for Entrepreneurs – Are you making a fashion statement?

It is interesting to analyze how entrepreneurs react to certain business terms like operations strategy or business model. In my experience, the outcomes range from absolute disdain to an extended discussion around the “nuts and bolts of their business”. Again, it is difficult to generalize, but the more mature a business, greater is the evolvement

Know Your Investors: Customize Your Business Plans

The key step in scaling up your venture is to acquire external funding. While newer and more affable avenues of funding are opening up the competition among fund seekers are also rising exponentially. Let me be very categorical here, investors, whether it’s a bank or a private investment houses like venture capitalists or angel investor,

Entrepreneur’s Road Map

There are no shortcuts to success. The entrepreneurial journey is extremely difficult and challenging but if pursued with a plan, it enhances your chances of success. We at BPlanExperts.com help entrepreneurs to approach entrepreneurship with a structured approach. The board game format shown above constructs the start-up journey, with each block denoting a step closer

An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma- When to scale up your business

Over the years of our working with entrepreneurs, we have noticed that while there is generally a robust understanding about the start-up process and funding requirements, things seem to taper down when it comes to scaling up of the business. While a valid argument is that entrepreneurs seldom get time to think about the “next-step”,

Four Building Blocks for a Successful Business Plan

Business planning is becoming an integral part of the startup ecosystem. A well-crafted business plan gives shape to budding ideas, showcases the unique proposition of the business and highlights the fiscal potential that might attract potential investors to fund the project. At times entrepreneurs draft or invest in business plans which are limited to being

“Ideas” do not change the world

“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.” – Sue Grafton We often hear that an idea can change the world. It’s true, it can. However, an idea alone does not mean anything. It’s the execution that really counts. Over the years, we have helped several startups

Solving The Startup Puzzle – what every ENTREPRENEUR must do

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to entrepreneurs and startups to include ideation, feasibility. business

What do investors look for in your business plan? – Startup Funding

“A killer business plan does not guarantee funding but definitely increases your chances to get funding.” Funding depends on a lot more factors than just a business plan. For example, the management team, business model, risk associated and various other factors influence the decision of an investor. With our experience of working with over 250

An entrepreneur’s three-step guide to operational sustainability

You have leveraged an outstanding business plan to acquire a round of funding. The venture looks really promising and as an entrepreneur, your million-dollar business is all set to take shape. What else do you need, as all the hard work is done and the world is your oyster. On one aspect, a lot has

10 mistakes you should avoid while planning your business

Business Planning is one of the key pre-operative steps on which an entrepreneur must invest their time and energy. Business plans are the foundation block to any business, irrespective of the size and industry. Most entrepreneurs do not carry a formal training or functional know-how on how to draft business plans, the idea is to

Entrepreneur’s Roadmap – Idea to Implementation

ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to entrepreneurs and startups to include ideation, feasibility. business

5 Myths About Business Planning

Entrepreneurs are some of the most creative and intelligent people that this world has to offer. Intelligence, knowledge, skills, attitude and aptitude are a must to get a successful venture up and rolling. But having these doesn’t necessarily make one a successful entrepreneur. There is a secret ingredient to the overall mix and that is

Get your Venture Funded

  ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to entrepreneurs and startups to include ideation, feasibility.

Starting your Business

  ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to entrepreneurs and startups to include ideation, feasibility.

Off shoring or Apt shoring – BPlanExperts bridges the great divide for entrepreneurs and small businesses

Over the past couple of years, BPlanExperts has been working with entrepreneurs and small businesses to define and execute state of the art business plans. As one of the global leaders in business plan consulting, BPlanExperts has successfully delivered over 300 projects across 50 countries.  By using its’ robust and cutting edge methodology, BPlanExperts has

Business Planning & Startup Strategies

  ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED BY: BPlan Experts (www.bplanexperts.com) BPlan Experts is one of the world’s top business planning and startup consulting firms. With over 1800 clients located across 80 countries, BPlan Experts is an authority in startups and entrepreneurship. BPlan Experts specializes in providing end to end support to entrepreneurs and startups to include ideation, feasibility.

The Business Planning Process

Business plans are decision-making tools. There is no fixed content for a business plan. Rather the content and format of the business plan is determined by the goals and audience. A business plan should contain whatever information is needed to decide whether or not to pursue a goal.

Why do you need a Business Plan?

This might look apparently as a redundant article to “Usage of a Business Plan” but these two are different. This is mainly from your perspective, why you need a business plan. If someone assumes that a business plan is a management gimmick or a waste of time, they cannot be any farther from the truth. Business plan gives you the direction, the plan and many other vital decision making points discussed below.

Outline of a Business Plan: Overview

A business plan is a formal document which is best if follows a definitive structure. Although there is no hard and fast rules of following a specific structure but it always helps to get the information organized. Moreover the audience of your business plan is primarily a seasoned professional and would expect to see a definitive format. I personally take the conservative path of following a tried and tested structure which has worked in many scenarios.

Uses of a Business Plan?

There are many important reasons for drawing up a business plan. Some of the most significant are the following: * Getting an integrated view of your business By preparing your business plan, you get an integrated view of all issues regarding your business. For example, it helps you to identify better your target clients, outline

The ABC’s of a Business Plan

A business plan is a comprehensive, written description of the business of an enterprise. It is a detailed report on a company’s products or services, production techniques, markets and clients, marketing strategy, human resources, organization, requirements in respect of infrastructure and supplies, financing requirements, and sources and uses of funds. The business plan describes the past and present status

What is a Business Plan?

A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.

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