Business Plan Writer for Companies Raising Capital

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Are You Ready to Receive Financing?

Are You Ready to Receive Financing? As a business plan writer, many entrepreneurs come to me to raise money. Here’s a simple quiz to determine if you’re ready to receive funding. Answer the following questions truthfully with a response of Yes or No: Question 1.   Have you […]

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Grant for Virginia Construction Companies

Grant Money for Virginia Construction Companies Are you a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) construction company owner in Virginia? Do you (or can you) get business with the Virginia Department of Transportation? Then here’s a program for you. The Virginia Department of Transportation has a division called the […]

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Money for Maryland Companies Interested in Exporting

Money for Maryland Companies Interested in Exporting I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jessica Reynolds of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. We discussed Maryland’s ExportMD grant program. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. The state of Maryland has grant funds for early stage and mature companies that […]

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After You’re Financed – Getting Money Is Just the Beginning

After You’re Financed – Getting Money Is Just the Beginning You may think it’s all over now that you’ve received financing, but your journey has just begun. Your reputation as an entrepreneur depends upon your ability to effectively take $1 invested by banks or institutional investors and […]

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How to Use Advisory Boards to Receive Funding

How to Use Advisory Boards to Receive Funding While your senior management team works on the day-to-day operations of attracting, servicing and retaining customers, smart entrepreneurs also recruit Advisory Boards. They are the great secret weapons of today’s fastest growing companies. An Advisory Board (which are different […]

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Book Review – Built to Sell

Book Review – Built to Sell Last night, I read the book Built to Sell by John Warrillow. I picked it up and I couldn’t put it down. I read it in about three hours. It’s great for all of us who are writing business plans in […]

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Business Plan Financial Forecasts

Money, Money, Money -Creating Financial Forecasts for Your Business Plan **Excerpt from Cheree’s book – Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed Years ago, I worked for a small company that grew from $50 million in annual revenues to over $200 million during the five years I […]

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3 Additional Tips for Creating a Business Plan Investors Will Notice

3 Additional Tips for Creating a Business Plan Investors Will Notice Two weeks ago, I was honored to be featured on MSNBC’s Your Business. I wanted to give 3 additional tips to my viewing audience.   Tip #1 – Design is important Yes, a book IS judged […]

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Top 7 Things Angel Investors Look For Within Your Financial Forecasts

Top 7 Things Angel Investors Look For Within Your Financial Forecasts When an investor reads your business plan, they usually pay special attention to the financial forecast. Your financial forecast is comprised of your Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Forecast, and Break Even Analysis. […]

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Writing Business Plans for Food Manufacturers

Writing Business Plans for Food Manufacturers You’re an entrepreneur that’s created a great food item – how do you write a business plan to attract investors? I have 3 quick tips for you in your quest to get funding:   1. Discuss why your business (not necessarily […]

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