Why Do I Need a Business Plan?
Creating a business plan can be one of the most eye-opening times for you as an entrepreneur. Many of you will find that this stage is fun and easy, while others will find this stage hard and painful. Regardless of which group you fall into, this is a necessary stage for most businesses. It’s also important to reference back to your business plan as you grow and update your financials to gauge your success, or if you are looking for additional rounds of funding.
If you are seeking funding from a bank, the SBA, Angel Investors, or VCs, you should definitely seek the help of a professional. Many times you will find that a professional is reasonably priced for the amount of knowledge and effort you get. You cannot afford to have a sub-par business plan when seeking funding. You should talk with several professional business plan services; get different opinions and price quotes. See if you get along with the person and if you trust them. Many times, these same companies that can help you craft a solid business plan can introduce you to other funding options that you may not have considered or heard about.