FAQs

We've answered some of our customers most common questions

Have a look through the FAQ's below and if you have any further questions please contact us.

Do I need a professional business plan?

Businesses looking to secure funding from investors, lenders or venture capitalist firms are likely to benefit from hiring a professional business plan writer who has expertise and experience in successfully gaining funding. They know what a business plan should and shouldn’t include, which means the final product will be exactly what your lender or investor wants to see.

If your plan is for strategic purposes only, having a professional business plan writer on your team can be advantageous, they are not directly involved with your business, allowing them to be completely objective, sticking to the facts.

The cost of hiring a professional business plan writer can often be offset when you consider the many hours you might spend researching all of the elements your plan should contain.

How long does it take?

Once you’ve decided to use our services, we’ll set about arranging the most appropriate way for you to brief us on your business, whether that be by email, phone, skype or a face to face meeting at a location convenient for you. Once we have all of the information required we ask for 2 weeks to deliver your bespoke business plan.

How much will it cost?

We recognise the need to control costs, so we offer our planning services on a number of fixed price packages. Our consultants are happy to discuss your proposition and advise on the most suitable package for your requirements, so you’ll know upfront what is included and how much it will cost.

Will you provide me with full confidentiality?

Absolutely. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with one of our services the first thing we’ll do is produce a Terms of Engagement document, this document will give you full confidentiality.

What are the payment terms?

We require 50% of the payment once you’ve received our Terms of Engagement. If we’re meeting with you face to face, we’re happy for you to pay at the beginning of the first meeting. The final instalment will be due on receipt of the completed proof of plan.

What information will I need to provide?

If you decide to go ahead with one of our business plan writing services you will need to have a  fully developed business model and strategy and be able to make all information available e.g. your expected sales, costs, overheads, market and competitor research.

If you need us to help with information provision and/or development of the business model and strategy then you will need to use one of our business plan writing consultancy services.

Can you provide me with a sample plan?

We provide all our clients with full confidentiality, and would never share even a censored plan with a third party without our client's prior permission. There's no “one size fits all” template for a successful business plan, however if you would like an idea of the general topics covered, you can view an example of our work here.

Will I be able to meet with my consultant?

We provide a number of packages to suit all requirements. If you decide to go ahead with one of our plan writing  only packages your consultant will communicate with you by phone and email. If you decide our full business planning consultancy services are more suitable for you, the package will include face to face meetings with your consultant at a location convenient for you.