Do you remember leaving school with an average grade in English and now years later you want to raise finance for your start-up business… but you have never written a business plan. These business plan examples are just for you.
If this is you, read on…
My name is David. And on this short web page I want to tell you how I discovered a simple, easy and unusual way to write business plans even if you struggle with business English.
You see, if you feel the way I used to before I wrote my first business plan you probably experience things like:
- Brain block. This happens when you hit a brick wall because you don’t have the answers and you don’t know where to start.
- Fear of failure because you can’t see how to get over the hurdle of raising finance for your business… and people close to you can’t imagine you being a success.
- Doubts about your ability in convincing a loan provider with a degree and other providers of finance, that you have business experience and can be a success.
I get it. I’ve been there and that’s why I’ve found a trusted solution.
Look. When I started in business, I was in a bad situation. I was made redundant by my employer after eight years of loyal service.
Things got a whole lot worse. The economy had tanked and my redundancy package was meagre, to say the least. I was paid the statutory minimum pay off.
Companies weren’t hiring and I had to pay the rent, the usual bills and provide for my family of four.
I would often look at my bible and say to myself, why has God forsaken me. From the age of four, my parents and grandmother dragged me to church and I developed a strong faith.
Yes. My faith took a dive but I always believe in overcoming adversity. I was in defiant mood to take control of my own career and financial destiny.
I tried everything, including doubling up on jobs that would pay me slightly more than the price of the train fare… just to stay afloat. I even tried working for free to prevent gaps in my résumé (CV).
Just as I was beginning to doubt that things would get better, I had a breakthrough.
I landed a short-term job for three months to manage the inventory for a start-up business.
The business owner asked me to write a business plan and help him present it to his bank to raise finance to expand his business.