The aim here is to make your presentation engaging and easily readable.
Whether you’re looking to fund your own small business, or looking to raise money from investors, the business plan below that we've created for you (that you can customize in minutes, not hours! One way to lessen the everyday stress of running a business is to have a plan — a business plan, that is. A plan ensures that the direction you’re headed is clear to you, your employees, and any potential outside investors.
Whether or not you’re seeking funding right now, or in the future, a business plan can serve as a beacon that guides you throughout the weeks, months and years in your company purpose.
It’s worth noting that, as you progress with your startup business, these selling points may change when you learn what’s most important to your customers.
As with any business, the key is to remain agile.It's all about the team.
This gives your audience an idea up-front of what you’ll cover, and communicates that you, as an owner or employee, are organized and focused.Make your mission known.
Much like the Title page, the Mission page (page 3) is a branding exercise.It’s no secret over here at Beautiful HQ that we love entrepreneurship.But we're not gonna lie and say it's all cupcakes and butterflies either: the stresses of growing a company with limited resources, tight budgets, and never enough hours in the day.A great mission statement goes beyond simply saying how you’ll create a successful, profitable business.It answers the “Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.Here is where you prove you have an in-depth understanding of the industry you're about to enter.Having detailed the competition previously in your presentation, it’s now time to look at the industry as a whole. What new statistics matter to you and your business plan, and how will you use these trends to prosper?Make it unique to your company, make it memorable, keep it real and, just for fun, imagine it on the bottom of a coat of arms."For further elaboration, you can provide 3 key "motivators" for starting your company under your mission statement if you have room.Feel free to add emotion here, with a founder's story or personal passion. After our inspirational mission statement, it’s now time (page 5) to present your business idea.They say that “a good management team divides the tasks and doubles the success.” To this end, having a credible, reliable group of people involved in your business — even simply as advisors — adds further validation that your business is on to something great.Use this page (6) to introduce key shareholders and team members and reference how their relevant experience and unique skill set will help support and grow your business. This page (7) provides some clarity as to who your target customer is.