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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 > Grande Prairie

Private Investor, broadening horizons and looking to invest in the US market.

$122 to $60,750

Canada > Alberta

Engineer working in Calgary looking for opportunities to invest.

$10,000 to $100,000

Canada > British Columbia

I have more than 25 years of experience with successfully starting software / technology companies. I have hands on experience managing Engineers, software developers and sales teams.

$200,000 to $20,000,000

Canada > British Columbia

Physician looking for the right business opportunity.

$50,000 to $100,000

Canada > Ontario

I'm 42yrs old, married living in Toronto. I currently invest in real estate, and I'm looking to expand my portfolio. Currently I own and manage 6 houses, and I'm very handy when it comes to the renovations. I have a business degree, and used to be in corporate Telecom sales. I'm now a full time realtor and landlord. I'm looking for an investment where I can add value as a business partner, along with capital.

$10,000 to $200,000

Canada > Alberta

Strategic Optimization Specialist, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Masters Business Administration Candidate. Expertise in midstream energy space, including pipelines, processing, and energy generation. Avid ultramarathon runner and world traveler. Seeking to invest in companies from all industries.

$5,000 to $25,000

Canada > Ontario

39 yo looking to get involved in a business that is more aligned to my natural passions. Skill set includes financial analysis, M&A, business cases, and negotiating deals. Worked in automotive, investments, insurance, real estate and technology. I have an MBA and a CFA, combined w an engineering undergrad. Though I have some finance focus, I see myself as a generalist and I'd like to work with someone who values a problem solver's mindset and "get it done" attitude. I manage the partnership activities of a cloud technology provider. This includes relationship management, channel sales, negotiating partnering arrangements and overseeing the company's parter programs. I have been an investor in stocks since 16. Since my late 20s, I adopted a value investor’s approach. I also invest in real estate and am a part owner in 4 properties. I'm looking to get involved with a business that already has earning and at least a partially working business model.

$100,000 to $400,000

Canada > British Columbia

We believe that a bad past is no indication of a bad future, some of the most successful people in our world have the worst credit imaginable, many are even bankrupt (believe it or not). We specialize in an array of business financing and investing for our clients. Through our network; we work with over 1,500 distribution partners, several top 20 banks and numerous small business service providers.

$5,000 to $100,000,000