It can take 40-60 hours to create a business plan that will win capital.
Double that if this is your first time developing a business plan.
Good thing you are hiring a business plan professional!
First, it all starts with a simple phone call with Ashley and her team. During the 1-hour kickoff, we talk through your business needs, vision for your company, and what you need in funding. Nothing complicated.
Over the course of 7-10 business days, the Written Success team will work your business plan. We will not let more than 7 days go by without communicating with you about progress.
(Note: bandwidth permitting, we’ll work with any deadlines you may need.)
Each time we connect, we’ll review what has been done, what will be done next, make sure the quality meets your expectations, and answer any open questions.
Finally, we review the full draft together and make sure you know your business plan thoroughly so you can pitch to your investor with confidence and expertise.
After all, if this is your first time, we definitely want you to feel prepared!
Most importantly: You aren’t alone! We don’t abandon our clients once the business plan is complete.
While you pitch to your bank or investor, sometimes they ask questions that you won’t feel comfortable answering. Simply reach out, we will help clarify anything that comes up.
How Written Success is Different
Clear and Fair Pricing
We don’t believe in hiding information. You can view all prices and offerings by clicking “Pricing”.
You are encouraged to reach out with any questions as you review. If your request warrants an alternate proposal, we can offer you a price based on your particular circumstance. When you are ready to get started, we will send you an invoice, mutual NDA and will schedule our kickoff meeting.
The Price Game
Unfortunately, there is no shortage of providers who will demand a conversation to learn about you before giving any estimate. Many of these business plan professionals are simply analyzing you; they are trying to figure out how much you can afford to pay. Your “custom quote” is likely customized based on how deep your pockets appear to them.
Fortunately, we not only set the new standard on How to Write an Exceptional Business Plan – we know what it takes to develop one, step by step. The Written Success signature process allows the highest quality under predicable pricing. No hourly rates, no change orders, no unexpected charges. Pricing is always transparent and you can see packages here.
Hard Work and Heavy Lifting
Because Written Success is handling all of the research and effort needed to complete your business plan, you will not have to spend endless hours finding all of the right answers. We will have a conversation about your goals, your motivation and intent for the business plan. We will review the following themes:
- Will you pitch your business plan to a bank, investor, or will you use it for your own strategy only?
- Is this a start-up business or a growing business?
- What is your timeline for a completed plan (any upcoming investor meetings already scheduled)?
- How did you decide to become an entrepreneur? What do you envision for your future? Tell your story!
Re-gifting Your Own Information
Since you are hiring a business plan professional, you are not expected to have all the answers. The Written Success team will build a business plan, research the gaps, and help to shape your business goals on paper.
It seems like other providers enjoy making you do the hard work. They will send you a list of over 100 questions, and then they turn your answers into a “business plan” instead of offering tangible value or supporting you as a business plan professional. As you read, it may feel like déjà vu since you provided all the content – and you probably feel like you wasted a lot of time and money.
Clearly, the benefit to partnering with a business plan professional / business plan writer includes leveraging someone who knows what answers you need and how to find them.
As you would expect, Written Success will put in the work needed to write a great business plan, and will consult on feasibility and offer strategy suggestions where appropriate to best position you for success.
Quick Action and Ongoing Accessibility
Your business plan will be started right after the kickoff meeting.
You will be emailed if there are questions, and will be kept updated throughout the next 7-10 business days. Any questions will relate to clarifying how you want or envision certain aspects about your business.
Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (Eventually)
Most providers use sales teams and global writing mills, which can lead to delays, bad data and a final product that feels disorganized and “thrown together”. Oftentimes, you are talking to a senior business plan professional, but he or she is a sales person who is more focused on getting your payment than on helping you with creating an amazing final product.
Written Success is different. We always tell you exactly what happens next, and even check in just to let you know how things are going. Our process is stable and predictable, and we are obsessive with doing what we say. When we say 10 business days to completion, you can bet on that promise!
How Else Can We Help You Succeed?
Your business plan is not finished until you have everything you need. While the vast majority of Written Success clients are happy with what they receive at 7-10 days, some ask for tweaks based on the preference of the banker or investor they are working with.
As a Written Success client, we will support you. Whatever tweaks are required, they will be made quickly and completely for you. We want your business plan to represent you as a very “investable” individual and will work with you to support that goal.
It Was Nice Knowing You!
Other providers will suddenly become hard to get a hold of once your business plan is sent to you. Eventually, you may have questions or need help, and they may offer additional consult … for a fee.
We will not disappear once the business plan is in your hands.
With Written Success, every single team member, from administration to research, is an experienced entrepreneur. (This was no accident!) This means:
- Your plan will be written from a smart business owner’s perspective
- You will always have 1 person dedicated to supporting you, even after the plan is complete
- You will feel how Written Success is a true partner. This is more than a business plan – this is your success, and we want to help you reach as high as possible!