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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 > Saskatchewan

I'm a 32 year old father of 1. I am a contractor of 11 years and handle all aspects of the business.

$1 to $50,000

Canada > Quebec

Young investor looking for experienced entrepreneurs needing small amount to hit the ground running. I have vast experience working with high growth digital startups and established digital companies on top of consulting experience at leading firms. When contacting me, please be sure to be in a position to answer the following: -Broadly speaking, what is your venture? -Who are the principals of the company and what are their track records? -What do you estimate will be the after-tax returns for your investors? -What is the exit strategy? -Who are your advisors? -What do you expect to the costs of asset acquisition and disposition to be? -What is your customer acquisition strategy? -Are the principals current on their personal and business tax obligations? -Who is responsible for reporting taxes to the government? -What are the currency implications? (if any) -How are you complying with securities laws? -What kinds of regulatory issues exist?

$100 to $30,000

Canada > Alberta

Young electrical engineer looking to start investing in startup companies. I have experience supervising large projects under a tight schedule.

$0 to $100,000

Canada > Saskatchewan

32 year old professional teacher and real estate entrepreneur in Saskatchewan. Married to my beautiful wife, we have 5 children. We've built a portfolio of 1 million dollars in Real Estate and are always expanding that business. Looking to diversify our portfolio into more passive pursuits. We are both teachers with 16 years of teaching experience between us in a variety of capacities. We've taken financial courses and been investing for nearly 2 decades. Primary focus has been real estate, precious metals, and energy. We have access to vast networks of professional investors both in Real Estate and in the mining industries. We've taken Rich Dad courses and have networks of mentors who also actively invest. We are interested in a wide range of investment opportunities. Ultimately I would like to build relationships that lead to passive investing. For now we are in a position to hold hands-on or advisory roles. We have joint venture partners who may look to invest as well.

$0 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

I am from Vaughan (Toronto) Ontario, experience in education profession, HVAC company, post graduate in Science & Technology, invested in real estate, looking for opportunities to explore more opportunities.

$100,000 to $1,000,000

Canada > British Columbia

We are a young couple looking for a good return on our investment.

$25,000 to $50,000

Canada > Alberta

Age 24 years, single, Calgary Alberta Canada. Invested in Mutual funds. Very little private investing experience. Want to be hands on to silent.

$1 to $15,000

Canada > Alberta

I just sold my 17 years old business. I am in early 50's, happily married for 25 years and father of 3. I have M.A., LL.B., D.L.L. Degrees and tons of short courses and certificates. I m looking to invest and to be partner in the right business. I am flexible to work as an advisor, mentor or active partner but not only investor. I will refrain from casino, weed, alcohol, film, pork, franchise business, gold mining business, non-halal foods, otherwise I am flexible. My preference will be eCommerce, IT, Training and established companies. I am more picky for the right partner and the nature of the business. I would prefer not to be a silent partner unless it is an established set up. e-mail only - No phone call please until invited and have booked a time.

$5,000 to $100,000