Lucas955

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Hello. I have a lot of business ideas. One of them is writing a business plan. I have a partially written business plan and I want to go through it with investors. The problem is that I have written a skeleton and info on how to sell and information as it sells worldwide statistics .... Now I will write down the risks but a little groping. The worst thing for me is to write down how much money I would need for what and then estimate the turnover, margin, profit, etc. I do not know how to write it. I have two business models to represent the brand and the other to sell new products. For brand representation, it is a long bargain and a long wait. In addition, I think that it would be good if you used the name, capital, a firm well-known businessman who is more likely to entrust his brand. But how should I write a turnover and margin if I do not know her and I have no way to find out. I can roughly estimate her. Any ideas, tips? When a business plan with a max of 5-6 A4 pages is enough, right? I want to throw him something almost in the final version then it can still fine-tune.

PS: I write the business plan according to the Internet model. The problem is that everyone can say completely different in structure.
 

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When writing for investors, the thing they usually focus on is your profit projection. This usually means the return of investment or ROI. The ROI is relatively easy to compute.

ROI = (Net Profit / Cost of Investment) * 100

Once you have both, it's best if you can show an increasing ROI for at least 5 years.
 

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Investors want to first know if this is a business. Then they want to know if you understand the industry or business - their investment is really in you and they want to know you can make it happen.
The sales numbers are estimates but should be based on meaningful research (like talking to prospective customers or through other market research). The rest of the numbers should be relatively easy to structure.
The important thing for investors is whether you can make it happen, what success have you had before, what is the Plan B or C or D if A doesn't materialise.
I would say that a business plan of only 4 or 5 pages would be extremely thin as this is often the length of the Executive Summary and Introduction.
If you're interested here's a link to the structure and format that I use
 

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Make sure to perfect your executive summary, the most crucial part of a business plan. Make a great sale by geting your investor through negotiation.
 

Lucas955

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Thank you for your advice. Putting it together so far fine tuning the costs then somehow the turnover and profit ....

If I have another idea but there I do not know the profit because it would depend on long-term negotiations and only to acquire and represent the brand together with the investor-its name and capital would rather convince the brand to its representation- can it also base business plan?

ROI = (Net Profit: Investment Cost) x 100?
Is that right?

Thanks a lot
 
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Investors want to first know if this is a business. Then they want to know if you understand the industry or business - their investment is really in you and they want to know you can make it happen.
The sales numbers are estimates but should be based on meaningful research (like talking to prospective customers or through other market research). The rest of the numbers should be relatively easy to structure.
The important thing for investors is whether you can make it happen, what success have you had before, what is the Plan B or C or D if A doesn't materialise.
I would say that a business plan of only 4 or 5 pages would be extremely thin as this is often the length of the Executive Summary and Introduction.
If you're interested here's a link to the structure and format that I use
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Hi! thank you for sharing this idea and platform. It will help a lot I'll recommend this for some entrepreneur that is looking for a concrete business plan.
 

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Among the many other employee costs that are due, business payroll costs are one of the most difficult ones to a payroll manager. These are costs incurred by an employer to compensate all its employees, including compensation and the employer’s share of payroll taxes. Hope you will find this information helpful: 8 Tips to Reduce Your Payroll Costs
 

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As an investor, I can confirm that the executive summary and the introduction are the most crucial parts. Investors get dozens of business plans a day, and usually quickly run through the exec summary, if it looks good they'll shortlist and review it later or send it for review to an employee.

PatrickM is also right about the fact that the investment is most of the times in you as a founder, rather than the idea itself. That's why it's important to present yourself as an expert in this industry, showcase your previous experiences and skills.

Happy to have a look at a draft of your business plan and help you figure out the main issues. I might also help with financing if it is a great idea that you have.
 

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