BUSINESS PLAN WRITING & REVISIONS
A good business plan tells the same story twice, once with words & once with numbers. Get the two out of sync and you lose credibility
A business plan is much more than a story about your business with numbers at the end; it is a balance between persuasion & documentation that satisfies the readers concerns about a businesses viability while expanding his/her vision of it's possibilities. I enjoy writing great business plans because I want to see great businesses get the funding they need so they have a chance to succeed. I primarily write plans for funding or investment but I also write plans for business plan competitions and have had consistent success for clients in each area.
I have a set process I use that keeps the writing moving and keeps the financials & the narrative in sync. It requires at a minimum a few hours of discussion with the business owner and depending on how much research or data gathering needs to be done it may end up being a few days to get started. The more relevant documentation you have and can explain to me the faster the process goes. I try not to deviate from the process and for the finished product the process usually takes from two weeks on the short end to two months or more if you don't really know what you want to do and we have to figure it out as we go.
The grant writing process is a little different but it still starts with a detailed conversation, I am glad to help non-profits seek grant funding as long as they qualify for the grant they want.
I don't write from templates, nor do I endorse their use. I prefer to work on a project basis, with a set number of revisions built in but if you are in a hurry to get started or only want a plan reviewed & tweaked I may charge by the hour.
"Tracy has helped and witnessed our business grow since the beginning (2004). His guidance and knowledge have helped us to make steps in the right direction. He is always pleasant and understanding. He is easy to work with and thinks creatively. Tracy's knowledge and expertise are a huge asset to our business. Our business would not be where it is today without the guidance and consulting we received from Tracy."
Elesaio and Jessica Maestas, Recycled Entertainment