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Old 04-03-2008, 12:34 PM
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Default Purchase of a Business Plan

We are an emergent company with a unique project. We've recently encountered a problem with our business plan.

Having written several drafts and purchased all kinds of business plan samples/softwares/templates etc, we still see that haven't overcome our problem.

Our idea recently is to purchase a business plan (in TORONTO) on organization of manufacture/financing which has been already used (and possibly proven) to use as an example in writing our own.
We've come to understand that this is the last option at this point. Hope to hear your opinion and ready to discuss purchase of a b/pl with an interested party at
Thank you
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:08 PM
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I think that my company can help you. We have a 20 year history in helping start-up businesses write successful business plans, or we can take a look at the business plan you already have and quickly identify any holes or weak areas and tell you how to fix them. We are based in Springfield, Missouri, but we operate on a very large scale. Check out our website and give Amanda a call at 417-869-VEGA (8342). I really think we can help you get off the ground!
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:52 PM
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As an attorney working with small and start up businesses for more than 15 years, as soon as the business plan is written it is outdated because you continue on with your business on a daily basis. The plan is considered a "living, breathing document" in my opinion. The U.S. Small Business Administration at has sample "free" business plans.

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Old 04-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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Default Advice from someone who reads Business Plans for a Living

We go through thousands of Business Plans - that's what I do for a living - assisting institutional investors to find right companies to invest.

The #1 reason we reject business plans - the plan is too generic.

My advice to those who think of raising private capital -- ALWAYS write your Business Plan YOURSELF. You can get a template at SBA or use software.

To me personally, the plan’s look is not important. The substance is the most important - your modeled financials and the business model.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:57 PM
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I have several I've written clients in Chicago, however not in your industry. Contact your competition in other areas that you won't be directly competing with, ask if they can help. Or at least who they used to write their plan. Good luck.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:40 AM
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I don't understand.

A business plan has to be written specifically for the eyes of whoever it is targeted at. I really can't see how anyone could write a business plan but the people who live and breathe that business.

Employ a specialist writing company to work on it with you - by all means, and that's not a bad idea at all. But I really can't see how you can buy or even copy a business from another business.

It'd be like taking the sales-pitch a timeshare salesman uses and trying to use that to sell cars.

Just my onion of course
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:06 AM
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My advice--don't purchase a plan and copy it. A business plan is usually not the most exciting thing to write for most people (even if they are fully invested in their business). It takes time and thought. Work with a consultant/advisor on writing your plan but make sure you are fully involved. If you work with a company that simply asks you a few questions and come up with a plan, be hesitant. Your consultant should work with you so that you are giving all the information about your company and business idea and that consultant is simply guiding you along. Good luck and if you have any questions, visit my website and contact form page.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:16 PM
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How on earth can you puchase a bussiness plan?? It comes from the head and the heart, what you think and what you want. Just get the main topics that need to be covered....a couple of glasses of wine...and start rambling. Then get someone to "clean" it up lol
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:45 AM
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I dont think its a good idea to purchase a business plan. You can do it on your own of course with the help of your mentors, etc. In order to complete your business plan you will be conducting quite a bit of research.

The type of research you will be participating in during the planning stages of starting a business include examining annual reports of other companies that sell similar products or services, conducting surveys on various consumer groups, and establishing test markets.

and oh yeah i browsed in this site and found some business plan here:

Im not sure if its free, is it?
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:57 AM
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I think the idea behind buying a business plan is to benchmark against successful organizations (that follow the same or almost the same plan)

while it is not wrong to benchmark against competition, it is best to come up with one's own plan of course
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