I have noticed that many Bark users want help with their business plans. In response, I have put together a package offering, which includes
A manual, Creating the Perfect Business Plan, describing how to start a business and write a business plan.
A sample PowerPoint presentation of a business plan
A sample Owners Agreement
A sample Non-disclosure Agreement
A sample Confidentiality and Non-compete agreement.
The manual, together with two hours of consulting, is available for $500.
Why Listen to Me?
been directly involved in getting startups off the ground and obtaining or helping to obtain financing for them;
consulted with multiple startups as to strategy, business plans and financing;
taught a course in entrepreneurship at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin;
been employed as CFO, CEO and president of privately- and publicly-held companies; and
consulted with businesses, ranging from startups to companies with sales of hundreds of millions of dollars, and in industries from high tech to manufacturing to distribution.
a certified public accountant, although this manual and my associated services are not intended to involve or provide any certification or accounting or tax advice, unless we specifically agree otherwise in writing. You should consult your accountant on all accounting and tax matters.
I am not
a lawyer. Nothing in this manual or in my associated services should be construed as legal advice. You should consult your attorney on all legal matters.
I have founded
Acceleration Strategies, LLC. to provide financial and strategic consulting to businesses. You can learn more at www.accstrat.com, and you can contact me at email@example.com.
Following is the Table of Contents of Creating the Perfect Business Plan
Why Listen to Me? 4
How to Use This Manual 6
Getting Started 7
Picking a name for your company 7
Deciding what form of organization your company should have 9
The Agreement of Owners 10
Operating Agreement 11
If you are going to incorporate, which state(s) should you incorporate in? 11
A quick discussion of nexus in an internet age 12
Corporate documents – certificate of incorporation and bylaws 12
Getting a federal tax ID number (EIN) 13
Picking your team in a virtual age 13
Picking your location in a virtual age 14
Social media will probably be important 14
What about intellectual property? 14
Raising money 17
The Business Plan 19
Thinking About the Business Plan 19
Why have a business plan? 19
Some General Thoughts 19
Key Components of a Business Plan 20
The value proposition 20
The elevator pitch 21
Customer Validation 22
The Written Document 22
Rules of the road 23
Business plan document outline 23
The Executive Summary 24
A General Description of the Company 24
The market for the company’s products and services, including competition 25
How the company is going to get to market 26
Operations, manufacturing and distribution, including location and space requirements 26
Research and Development and Intellectual Property 26
Management team 27
The business model 27
Specific adjustments for specific audiences 28
Primary reasons some business plans fail 30
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