Planning Your New Business
Let’s face it—starting a business is hard work. It’s especially difficult if it’s your first time without any prior experience of being your own boss. Once you have a great idea for a business, you have to share clear, articulated information on how your business will work, how much money you plan to make, and what type of potential return you can offer to investors who may believe in your business. So when you have your million dollar idea scribbled on a bar napkin or whiteboard, where do you go from there? The obvious answer is to write a business plan!
A business plan is used to share your great idea with others. This helps provide a clear road map of why it’s a good decision to get on board. You can then share the market opportunity and how you plan to fill that need and serve your customers. The business plan will also include a strategic outline of where you are now, where you plan to be and how exactly you will arrive at your destination. All those wonderful thoughts floating around your head, laid out so anyone can easily visualize the big picture.
So how do you create a business plan? You could open up your word processor and start hacking away. You could spend hours scouring the internet for templates from related businesses, or you could use a smarter tool that saves you countless hours and headaches of going from napkin idea to investor-ready presentation. Enter LivePlan.
LivePlan has already done the heavy lifting for you. Simply answer questions about your business idea and LivePlan crafts a beautiful, living business plan that can help you get your concept off the ground. This year Carbon Film partnered with Palo Alto Software, the makers of this awesome program to help spread the word that there’s now a better solution for creating business plans.
To accomplish this goal, we put actual LivePlan customers at the focus of the campaign. No need for hired actors pretending to be small business owners. LivePlan works and the proof is in the pudding (or the Syrup). One the best parts about our job is getting to meet other businesses, find out what they’re passionate about and help share their stories. That’s exactly what we did. For your viewing pleasure, see how LivePlan helps real people build real businesses. If you’re in the process of starting a business, or you’re ramping up for serious growth, download a free trial of LivePlan today.