Frequently Asked Questions

I have a unique business idea. Do you know how to do a business plan for my business?

During your consult, Ashley will talk with you about your business and what you are trying to accomplish. The entire Written Success team has experience with a wide range of traditional and innovative industries, and have also helped product and service inventors. Chances are, Written Success can bring you valuable support with a few strategic business plan questions.

Our goal is always to meet your objectives, whether for strategy, funding, partner pitching, crowdfunding, or a combination of these.

That being said, if your idea is something that is better suited for another provider, we will let you know upfront.

How much time will I need to spend?

The time you will need to invest will include 30-60 minutes for the kickoff call plus about 10-15 minutes for draft review to make sure your business plan is completed correctly.

What if I don’t need a complete business plan? Some parts are already done.

If you have parts of the business plan completed or pre-worked, you can send them via email and we will prepare a custom quote. We will gladly reduce the price based on time you are saving the team with what has already been completed. Simply mention this during your free consult.

How do I know if I should hire a consultant, or use a software or template?

If you have done a business plan before, you may recognize that a template or a software can be helpful in the same way that a do-it-yourself tax program saves you some guesswork. These folks have the extra time and general tax knowledge enough to do it all themselves. Usually, these people don’t worry much about the risk of an audit.

Meanwhile, for others, getting help from a tax professional can be a HUGE RELIEF. To them, it is worth the money to save countless hours of work. It is reduces the risk that they are doing something wrong. Best of all, it removes the stress of having to figure it all out alone.

The Bottom Line

If you are willing to do this yourself and need guidance, consider an affordable option like the book How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan Step by Step and the companion template kit.

However, if you feel lost or stressed when you think about doing a business plan yourself, that is an indicator that you need a consultant.

Another sign to consider a consultant is if you are fearful that you will be rejected for funding with a bad plan. Then you should probably save yourself the headache and hire a consultant to make sure it is done right.

When and how do we get started?

When you work with Ashley and the Written Success team, the step by step is simple and we start when you are ready.

To complete your business plan:

  • You complete 20 simple questions about your business (name, logo, owner name, etc.)
  • You and Ashley have a 1 hour kickoff call
  • Within 10-15 business days, your business plan is complete

What are you waiting for?

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