I think one can not argue about the sense and nonsense of a business plan (business plan). First and foremost you deals with its creation to intensively with the own business idea to deal. Here one finds very quickly whether the business model on sand is built, or whether the idea to implement really is in a profitable approach. It also aspects are illuminated necessarily in detail, which one has paid not enough attention to perhaps in the first euphoria.
These are not only the key figures, but also the competition environment and the strengths and weaknesses of the concept in a comparative analysis. “Strengths weaknesses profile” (SWOT analysis) here is the magic word.
From the idea to the finished business plan, it is not a very short walk. It needs really more or less time to prepare his ideas in writing, to deal with the competition about individual studies, to market studies, to prepare figures and to bring the knowledge into an appealing form.
The level of detail is sure depending what you want to do with the business plan. Should investors be excited? To successfully apply the founding support of the employment office? Would it be just his idea to the very personal test? To are the social environments enthusiastic about the idea?
The fact is one in the place. One that once made the work is whether you have only “cobwebs” in mind, or whether it really happened on a profitable idea clear very quickly.
Also if it is to be “only” the application of Foundation support, you shall make no fundamental errors. I would like to explain the prescribed time limits and procedural requirements. I have simply too great concern, that a lost reader of this article relies on this information and this is then something in his pants. My recommendation is to put up here with the competent consultant of the employment office and to ask him to holes in the belly.
My experience shows only that you should definitely consider some things.
The people, in the Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber of crafts or where, the viability of the concept to assess, are not stupid or negligence. You see immediately whether you the concept without its own initiative somewhere has can create. The Web pages that promise against more or less low subscriptions create a guaranteed successful business plan; also know the controllers of the concept…
The outer form of the business plan is important. This concerns both the spelling and the structure of the document. Here you should get help in any case, if you has to struggle with the problems of a word-processing application, or wants to rely not only on the automatic spelling checker.
Sometimes the concept should be read prior to the placing of at least one independent person from friends or family. Since you get always important notes, which were not taken into account by the own blindness.
You should take in establishing time – start so early.
The own abilities on the implementation of the business idea can be described not in detail enough. Already the whole business plan is actually a corresponding proof of personal competence. Nevertheless, a chapter is the references to the experience and training to give. Here, not bobs but fisted!
Carefully and above all realistic with the figures look set. Here you can identify personally very quickly, whether one can… live the times at some point from the idea recognizes also the examiner of the concept quickly. Fantasy sales are not appropriate here.
Quiet insert pictures and graphics. You should be then but also visible/readable.
Detail makes the comparison to the competition. Here, one can show that knows the market and can correctly classify the own idea in the market environment.
Call also the own weaknesses at suitable place in the business plan. So has the development of realistic and to know the own weaknesses means also that it concerned appropriate competences by third parties in the implementation.
This list is even further; however, I would simply recommend that to “Goggling” theme business plan/business plan in detail. Here you’ll find tips of lots of and advice on the subject on the net.
One final thing yet. It is reasonable; also write on the business plan and to adapt to changing circumstances. You can constantly check the business development and early control against if something out of hand. How do you say always: you learn not for school, but for life?