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Canadian Investment Network

Business Plan Tips

What Investors Are Looking For In A Plan

Investors, whether angels or VC's, are looking for the same things when reading a business plan. They want to know how big the opportunity is, whether this is the right team to exploit the opportunity, who the competition is, what the risks are, and why they can expect this team to implement successfully. Your job in writing the business plan is to address these questions convincingly and clearly.

Emphasize Your Real Strengths

Highlight what your team brings to the table. If your business hinges on a particular competency (for example, understanding the procurement process), your plan will be more persuasive if one of your team members knows something about it and that is brought out in your plan. Rather than including generic resumes of team members, tailor the resumes to draw out the experience each member has that will make him or her a valuable contributor.

Get To The Point And Make It Clear And Comprehensive

Investors see many business plans. A 20-page plan which clearly lays out your business is far more likely to be read than a 100 page plan. Today, some entrepreneurs are using a 15 slide Powerpoint presentation. If your text is short and punchy, you won't need to repeat yourself, because the reader won't be bogged down keeping ten chapters in their head. Reading the same thing over and over, even if it's in different words, can get really tiring. The more you use brevity and give each concept a single home in your document, the more people will want to read it.

Write In Plain English

If you can't explain your idea in English, either you don't understand what you're talking about (What is a transaction enabled atomic journaling database server, anyway?) or you haven't simplified the idea enough. Think, revise, and try again.

Get Rid Of The Hype

Yes, we know you will be the "premier insert product category here of the Internet, achieving 99% market penetration with 60% customer retention in 3 months". Your product will reach "new heights in customer experience through the use of personalization and one-to-one profiling and customization". It will be "user friendly" because you will be creating a truly "ecstatic customer experience". It is a "quantum leap forward" in the marketplace for product category here. Um, yeah. Believe me, we've read it before. About a dozen times today, in fact. (And by the way, the phrase "quantum leap" really doesn't mean anything.) Stick to a tight, simple explanation of your idea. Convince your reader you'll be the best because your idea is the best, not because you can string a dozen buzzwords together.

Use Quantifiable Information

In each section, back up your assertions with solid facts. Even if you are a new venture and cannot give specific figures on the performance of your business, quote figures for the industry or your competitors. These real figures carry more weight than your assumed projections and give more reality to your plan.

Choose A Huge Market

Especially in the internet world, investors are looking more at the market than at the detailed specifics of your financials. Choose a market that is big enough to be an obvious good opportunity. A business which targets teenage girls who listen to music and has a reasonable chance of capturing 90% of the girls that are online is a huge opportunity. A business which targets net-savvy SAAB mechanics who need prosthetic limbs is not.

Canadian Investors

Canada > Ontario

I am a semi retired investment banker with a large investment fund and access to high net worth clients. We are looking for above average ROI.

$100,000 to $500,000

Canada > Alberta

I Have been in venture capital for 1 year now, between myself and my group of accreditted investors we can raise capital for almost any project we see viable. Experience has mostly been in Oil and Gas as well as commercial and residential development projects. Prior occupation- i was an agent for a land development firm I look forward to meeting future business partners and expanding our business together.

$10,000,000 to $1,000,000,000

Canada > Ontario

A management consultant by background - have helped Fortune 500 companies in identifying and executing strategies for growth, process improvement.

$0 to $100,000

Canada > Manitoba

PhD in Electrical and computer engineering.

$10,000 to $20,000

Canada > Ontario

Individual investor. Hands off involvement. Preference is debt - 0-5 years.

$0 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

I'm an established finance professional who is interested in building wealth. I'm a real estate investor and work full time in wealth management industry. My business ventures have been through business partnerships within real estate.

$10,000 to $80,000

Canada > Ontario

I am currently a small business owner in the home improvement/renovation space. My background is in advertising, marketing and sales and I have grown my current business from the ground up to over $3.5 million in sales. I am looking to invest in people rather than products/services, so the space of the opportunity is less important to me than the person/people running the business. I am open to discussing various scenarios in terms of involvement and passive vs. active investments. I am an individual looking for investments through my holding company.

$10,000 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

I am 54 years old, married, semi retired and live between Stratford Ontario and London England. I moved back to Canada recently after spending 24 years working overseas all with the same financial institution.I lived and worked in London England for 8 years, Sydney Australia for 4 years and most recently Hong Kong for 12 years.Most recently I was the Asian CEO of Capital Markets and Managing Director and Head of Wealth Management Asia Pacific for a large Canadian Bank. I was also personally managing Ultra High Net Worth clients and their respective businesses and family offices throughout the globe. I have sat on many boards and have a large global client contact list.I still advise many Ultra High Net Worth families and corporates on investments, structural issues, regulations, compliance. They would include but not limited to infrastructure, technology, multi asset class and real estate businesses. I invest privately but also with my contacts globally.I can be hands on if needed.

$10,000 to $250,000