Business Plan Academy Waiting Room

Business Plan Academy Officially Begins May 31st…But Don’t Wait to Get Started!

Welcome! I’m so excited to get to work with you in this live round of Business Plan Academy! On this page, you’ll get a quick view of what’s next in the process, and some helpful resources that may come in handy. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access while you are getting ready for Go Live!

Your Business Plan Journey: Bird’s Eye View

Before Go-Live
Onboard Questionnaire Completed and Kickoff Session Scheduled
Live Week 1
Group Module Mastermind & 1:1 Strategy Kickoff with Ashley
Live Week 2
Group Module Mastermind & 1:1 Check In
Live Week 3
Group Module Mastermind & 1:1 Check In
Live Week 4
Group Module Mastermind & 1:1 Check In
Live Week 5
Final Draft Review Session with Ashley

Things You Need To Know

Here's What Happens Next

  1. Click here to download the Onboarding Questionnaire
  2. Click here to schedule your Kickoff session with Ashley
  3. Send the completed Questionnaire to Ashley 3 days before your scheduled Kickoff call

How to Contact Ashley during Academy

Have new questions or draft content to send to Ashley for your next strategy or check in call? Great! Simply:

  • Email updates and attachments to [email protected]
  • Please include your business name in the subject line
  • Try to clarify context: for example, send a link to an article, but be sure to also include “this article may be helpful for the market research sections” or “I wonder if I should adopt this strategy for the business, what do you think?”

What Happens During Draft Share

Typically, full draft share happens in the last week of Business Plan Academy. Once your business plan draft is ready, email it to Ashley, this is her chance to review your finished product and make sure it is complete and ready!

Final Steps for Your Completed Business Plan

The final steps in your business plan effort are as follows:

  • Your business plan draft is approved by Ashley
  • You will PDF the final and save it on your computer or print it for easy access
  • You will be able to share your business plan with partners, lenders, investors, or use for your own strategy map

Then, you will have a completed, polished, professional grade business plan!

Future Revisions

Since you have the editable files for your business plan, you have full power to edit and update any changes needed once the business plan is completed.

However, if you’d like Written Success to review future changes and updates after business plan completion, one complimentary review is included in your Academy Enrollment. Feel free to note the review process:

  • Email [email protected] and include “Review Request” in the subject line
  • List the changes and updates made to the plan
  • Within 3 business days, you will be given a response and suggestions for changes or approval of the updates

Helpful Resources

Free NDA Agreement

If you need an NDA to use as you share your business idea with others, feel free to use this one.

Click here to download an editable Mutual NDA document.

Help With Investor Funding

Are you preparing for investor funding? Download this free resource showing where to find investors once you have a finished business plan.

Note: Ashley Cheeks is the resident Pitch Consultant for several investor networks and can offer you a free pitch prep session before you work with any Written Success investor site partners.

Help With Bank Funding

Interested in applying for a bank loan or an SBA underwritten loan? Download this helpful resource to prepare and know what to expect.

Help With Crowd Funding

Interested in learning more about launching a crowdfunding campaign? Download this helpful summary sheet to get started.

Logo, Website, Marketing Support

Need a recommendation for a great website provider, logo developer, or marketing guru? Include this request in your onboarding questionnaire about your specific needs – she’ll talk with you about your needs and will offer the best providers for what you are looking for.

Let’s Build Something Great Together!