Leading Business Plan Consulting Firm Releases 2009 Business Plan Guide

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Growthink, the largest business plan consulting firm in the country, today released the 2009 edition of the Growthink Business Plan Guide. One of the most popular free business planning resources on the Internet, Growthink's Business Plan Guide has been used by more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and business owners, and has been part of the required coursework at leading business schools, including the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

2009 Growthink Business Plan Guide

2009 is an extremely challenging time to raise capital. If you are competing for capital in this environment, you are wasting your time if your business plan is not excellent. It is more critical than ever to have a compelling, persuasive business plan.

Growthink, the largest business plan consulting firm in the country, today released the 2009 edition of the Growthink Business Plan Guide.

Growthink's Business Plan Guide provides entrepreneurs with a proven framework for developing effective business plans for raising capital and achieving business growth.

One of the most popular free business planning resources on the Internet, Growthink's Business Plan Guide has been used by more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and business owners, and has been part of the required coursework at leading business schools, including the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Dave Lavinsky established Growthink with partner Jay Turo in 1999 as a business plan writing firm, capitalizing on the explosion of companies seeking venture capital funding during the dot-com boom. Over the past decade, Growthink business plan writers have advised more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, start-ups, middle market companies, and Fortune 500 clients. Armed with Growthink's business plans, clients have raised more than $1 billion in capital.

Growthink co-founder and President Dave Lavinsky created the Business Plan Guide to share knowledge and insight gained from over 10 years consulting entrepreneurs and business owners on their growth and financing strategies.

According to Lavinsky, "2009 is an extremely challenging time to raise capital. If you are competing for capital in this environment, you are wasting your time if your business plan is not excellent. It is more critical than ever to have a compelling, persuasive business plan."

In the Business Plan Guide, Growthink reveals:

  • The 3 ingredients of a compelling executive summary (p. 8)
  • The most common error businesses make when sizing markets (p. 11)
  • How to address trends that do not support the company's objectives (p. 11)
  • How and how not to describe competitors in the business plan (p. 15)
  • The criteria that investors use when judging partnerships (p. 19)
  • The one section investors spend the most time scrutinizing (p. 23)
  • How to validate critical financial assumptions (p. 24)
  • Why most investors will not sign non-disclosure agreements (p. 26)
  • The value of an outside perspective during the business planning process (p. 26)
  • The appropriate length of a business plan (p. 27)
  • How to incorporate investor feedback into the business plan (p. 28)

To download Growthink's Business Plan Guide, follow this link: http://www.growthink.com/business-plan-guide.pdf

About Growthink:
Since 1999, Growthink business plan consultants have developed more than 2,000 professional business plans. Growthink clients have raised more than $1 billion in capital. Clients benefit from Growthink's distinguished team of experienced advisors, proven business plan methodology, and unparalleled quality and service.

Call 800-506-5728 or visit http://www.growthink.com/businessplan to learn more about Growthink's business plan writing and consulting services.

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