Business plan writer

ethanvnethanvn subscriber Posts: 1
edited December 2008 in Business Planning
Hi,
I need to write a business plan to acquire funds from venture capital but I am not very good with writing.  Can I hire someone to write the business?  Should I concern that the person who wrote the business plan can use the plan to start the business?  Does anyone know any legit companies that write business plan?
 
Thanks,


Ethan.

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  • StartUpSmartStartUpSmart subscriber Posts: 0
    Hi Ethanvn,
     
    That is exactly what we do with a focus on arming entrepreneurs with tools, such as a plan, to pitch their concepts effectively to investors. A plan is only one tool that you should consider having in place when approaching VC. We can help round-out your offering.
     
    I`d love to learn more about your business. Please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected]. (There are several good business plan experts in this forum and I wouldn`t be concerned that any of them would take your plan to start the business)
     
    I look forward to the conversation!
     
  • robertjrobertj Tampa Bay, Floridasubscriber Posts: 0 Member

    Hi,I need to write a business plan to acquire funds from venture capital but I am not very good with writing.  Can I hire someone to write the business?  Should I concern that the person who wrote the business plan can use the plan to start the business?  Does anyone know any legit companies that write business plan? Thanks,
    Ethan.
     Ethan,There are a number of "legit" resources who offer business plan services - including us.Our methodology is to assist clients in developing the plan because we beleive it should be your plan. Furthermore, a plan, while an essential element in the funding process, is not all one needs to successfully acquire capital - so we work with our clients to ensure they are Capital Ready. I suggest "interviewing" several providers before you make a choice. Send me a PM if you would like to arrange a conversation. robertj12/5/2008 10:21 AM
  • RetiredMember5RetiredMember5 subscriber Posts: 0
    There are a lot of companies and consultants on the internet that write business plans.  However, for some free and/or inexpensive templates, check out our FREE entrepreneur guide, we include a number of suggestions.
  • strategicratingstrategicrating subscriber Posts: 0
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