BUSINESS PLAN INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCORE INTERACTION

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE NEEDING HELP WITH A BUSINESS PLAN.
UPLOAD TO US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

This form should be completed by you and provides a fill in form for the sample expenses.  Only fill in those costs that apply to your business and add any others that are not listed and do apply to your business.  Do some homework to obtain these costs. For example, speak to an insurance broker, real estate agent, accountant, lawyer and any other suppliers or service providers you may be dealing with.
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This form describes the written section of the plan.  Only use those sections that apply to you.  Avoid redundancy.  Use MS Word or similar program to make it easy to upload to us.  Brevity and to the point is essential.
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This form is required by banks and certain lenders.  Your personal net worth is examined to determine if your personal guarantee of re-payment of loan is viable.  Even if your business is a Corp. or LLC, they will require the personal guarantees of the shareholders. Do not upload this information to us at this stage.
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Substitute existing numbers to conform to your business.  Use for each service or product to sell.  This sheet applies to four categories.  If more are needed let us know and we will provide a sheet to accommodate your situation.
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SHORT FORM OF BUSINESS PLAN
For a very simple plan use this form as an example, for text only.  Financials as suggested above are still required.

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WE WILL COMPLETE FINANCIALS AFTER YOU UPLOAD THE INFORMATION REQUIRED ABOVE TO US.  
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 Top 10 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer

1) What is the need that your business exists to satisfy?

Every business exists because of some noticeable opportunity that you have discovered within the market. So you must clearly define the need and/or problem you are solving with this business.

2) How will your business satisfy the need?

Introduce and describe the business itself. Consider including a mission or vision statement with objectives detailing how the business satisfies the need in the market.

3) How does your company differentiate itself?

Describe your business model and competitive advantage. This will help you to outline how the business will sustain its position within the market.

4) Who will be the key players in the business?

Name the management team, board and advisers to the business. Highlight their expertise and experiences.

5) How big is the market you are entering?

Only after understanding the industry you are entering – its size, attractiveness and profit potential – can you truly justify the opportunity.

6) Who will you be targeting as customers?

Narrowing down your target customer will help enhance and define your marketing strategy.

7) What will be your most effective marketing and promotional strategies?

Once you’ve identified your target client, you’ll need to develop and implement a strategy on how best to reach them (e.g. PPC, television, radio, social, etc). And this in large part will be influenced by where your target client consumes information.

8) What are the economics of your business?

Define your revenue streams including pricing structure, costs, margins and expenses.

9) How much money is required to get your business started and generating revenue?

Identify needed capital requirements by determining where your business stands today, and what is needed in order to move forward.  Also, if you are in need of outside funding, what will be the sources and uses of funds requested.
10) What needs to happen to break-even?

Play around with financial projections and forecasts to determine the volume of sales needed to cover your expenses and to become profitable.  Include monthly breakdowns for the first two years.
Whether your objective is to find an investor, get a business loan or just improve the way you run your business, your business plan must answer these key questions.  Remember, there is no right or wrong answer, but addressing these questions will help you build a roadmap for your business.  And, of course, the better the map, the greater the likelihood that you’ll reach your destination!