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Where can I get HELP with making Business Plan?

Veteran

Erick Liggons Chicago, IL

Want to open SAFE Center to get Disahvantaged children off streets.

7 March 2018 5 replies Small Business

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Advisor

Gerald Mannikarote Houston, TX

Hi Erik,
Business plan templates are available abundantly on the net. You could easily google business plan and find templates.
Here's a link to the Small Business Administration that provides steps for getting a business started:
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide
Warm regards,
Jerry

8 March 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Elliot Young Brooklyn, NY

Great Software to use is BizPlan Builder. Even an older version. Intuitive and can be used for a variety if business types. Then go to people like SCORE to get advice on how to tweak it.

If you have the money to out into a plan made for you and guarantee funding I have someone that does plans for every branch of the military, government, Fortune 500 companies etc. Reach out.

Elliot Young
eyoung@uniworldbusiness.com

Advisor

David Akre New York, NY

Standard business plans cover these topics:
Overview
Strategy
Size of Opportunity
Risks
Returns
Management

In this case follow the formula as much as possible. Keep it to less than ten pages, excluding the financials. If someone likes what they see you can then show them the proforma financials. In this case the financials have to focus on all expenses to run the center.

Find other similar centers, call them, and ask them what they used to get started. If they send you what they used you'll have a huge leg up.

Best of luck.

Advisor

James Watters Norman, OK

Google BusinessPlan.com

Advisor

Rob Pianka Lancaster, PA

Hi Erik,

Find your local SCORE office and start working with a business mentor. It is free and they are good, very good. https://www.score.org

Here's something directly to the point:

https://www.score.org/resource/expert-tips-non-profits

Hope this helps,

Rob Pianka

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