Beyond the “business model canvas” and “lean start-up,” BizPlanBuilder proves to investors, yourself and others how well you know your business, your market, your customers… and that you have the chops and the wherewithal to succeed!

Whether you’re bootstrapping your company, crowdfunding, or pitching angels or VCs to raise capital, a real strategic business plan is the best place to start!

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People may laugh at your business idea…

But wait until they read your business plan!

You have ideas for starting or expanding a business… Maybe it’s unconventional… Different… Perhaps a little complex… Maybe hard to explain… And you want agreement, support and perhaps capital to bring it to life…

You’re not alone. And we need more people like you to make a difference in our world!

This is why we created BizPlanBuilder — to provide a 10,000 foot view of every aspect of your business and simplify the creation of a compelling business growth plan that anyone of any skill level can put into action now.

“Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical plans of action.”
~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

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Here is your complete, strategic business-building, business financing blueprint!  27+ years of evolution, testing, and success… In a business planning software template that produces a roadmap for growth and success — with or without financing!

Over the past 27 years our customers have raised hundreds of millions of capital through angels, venture capitalists, investors, banks, the SBA and corporate management. The BizPlanBuilder business planning software template has proven itself as the go-to business planning system to develop and communicate your business concept to the people who can support you. It’s been refined through the experience of professional consultants and entrepreneurs who’ve used it successfully to develop effective strategies for financing their businesses.

If you need to raise $50,000 – $50,000,000 right now, BizPlanBuilder is the most respected software system to write a compelling, investor-ready business plan!

It’s got everything you need to organize your ideas and substantiate your case for the successful future of your business and return on investment:

  • Fully scripted [swipe copy] sample narrative sections, integrated financial pro forma worksheets, and investor presentation templates you can easily customize for a perfect fit to your business
  • Expert comments throughout, plus step-by-step video guidance make it easy
  • Includes all the supporting documents you’ll need to raise capital!

The better job you do on your business plan, the better deals you’ll make!

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“JIAN’s BizPlanBuilder is our BEST BUY because it cuts through the complexity of developing a plan and helps you produce slick-looking results. Its exhaustive template walks you through the every step from cover letter to appendix, with plenty of samples… BizPlanBuilder also offers a better collection of financial tables, ratios, and projections than any competitor.”
~ Mike Hogan, PC World Magazine

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“We love your software. It’s the best. For years, we’ve been telling our readers to buy it!”
~ Rieva Lesonsky, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur Magazine

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The questions and advice included with BizPlanBuilder are, in our opinion, the best part of the program. We recommend BizPlanBuilder because it gets you thinking about what it takes to start and run a successful business. And with a price tag of $150, it costs a lot less than a consultant.
~ Jeff Dodd, Smart Computing

Turns your vision into reality

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“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.”
~ Flannery O’Connor

It’s why this original strategic business planning software is recommended by thousands of bankers, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, and successful business owners.

BizPlanBuilder organizes your ideas, calculates costs, profits, and expresses your business model with clarity. BizPlanBuilder has evolved incorporating feedback from thousands of entrepreneurs and business planning experts with years of success and experience. It’s like having your own business consulting team at your finger tips!

BizPlanBuilder is actually 3 products in 1:

  • Business Education — What you need to know to establish and build a successful business
  • Strategic Planning System — A logical organization of your entire business operation
  • Investor Presentation — Everything you need to raise capital

When investors start asking you the hard questions, will you have the answers?

Investors want to know what you and your team know.

A business plan is crucial — what you do, how you do it, and how you make money. The process of planning is as important as the plan itself. As a smart entrepreneur, you must must consider every angle.

With BizPlanBuilder you’ll have an adaptive, coordinated, proactive and responsive strategy for funding and/or growth.

“As an experienced financial consultant, I was amazed at the depth of the package and its ease of use.”
~ Tom Devine, The Clayton Group, New York, NY

What every entrepreneur ought know about writing a business plan!

“You won’t be presenting your operating plan to investors in your first few meetings, but you’d better understand how you are going to run the business once you raise capital. A well thought-out operating plan will reflect your ability to allocate resources-people and money-to the highest priority objectives.”
~ Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

“So much of company building I realized was about having a strong foundation. I saw countless “hot” startups rise fast and then fail hard because they didn’t take time to build the right team, the right foundation, and the right operating system to run a company.”
~ Taweed Kadar, Founder & CEO, ToutApp, http://toutapp.com/

Since it’s easier than ever to write a business plan today,
let’s debunk some myths about writing business plans!

Why would anyone avoid writing a business plan, given that having a good one in hand can give you so much leverage? We’ve heard most of the reasons…

It takes too long!
It’s too much work!
I need too much research!
I don’t know how!
It’s not my thing — I’m a salesperson / artist / inventor
I’m not a numbers person!
Somebody will rip-off my idea!
People will laugh and criticize me!
I know what I’m doing, I’m just going to wing it!
I’ll have to be accountable!
Things change so quickly, what’s the use?
Investors don’t read them anyway!
I just need a business model canvas and a pitch deck…

Sure, an investor may give you a meeting with a 2-page summary plan and pitch deck, but to take the next steps, you’ll need many more answers and a solid business plan.

“I didn’t create BizPlanBuilder because I thought people should write business plans. I had been reading and reviewing a number of business plans and I saw some really really great ideas, but most of the plans were so bad there was no way any investor would give them money. My first success was helping a small software company sell to Apple. Since then, my unique approach has helped thousands of others.

Today, BizPlanBuilder offers a scalable, contemporary approach to business planning that prepares you with the answers you’ll need while providing investors all the information they need to write you a check!

BizPlanBuilder succeeds where conventional business plans and business plan software fail because it is novel, deeply insightful, answers the important questions before they are even asked, and it follows a compelling narrative arc.”
~ Burke Franklin, BizPlanBuilder creator

Includes everything you need to plan, develop and produce a comprehensive, investment-grade business growth plan, financial model, and investor presentation for your company

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25+ years refining what investors & lenders actually finance

Our experts have taken the best of hundreds of business plans and synthesized them into the ultimate, hybrid business planning system for you to use — proven time and again for financing, grants and business growth.

Our customers report having raised over $3 billion through venture capitalists, investors, banks, the SBA and corporate management — making BizPlanBuilder the proven tool for developing your concept and presenting it to those who can back you.

BizPlanBuilder is perfect to…

  1. Organize your ideas, develop your business model and strategy>
  2. Start a business from a raw idea
  3. Raise capital from Angels, Crowdfunding, and VC investors
  4. Obtain a loan, line of credit or SBA-backed guarantee
  5. Launch a new product or service
  6. Organize or reorganize your company
    (Includes a comprehensive SWOT Analysis section)
  7. Get your people pulling in the same direction
  8. Convince management to approve project funding
  9. Complete your MBA or win the school competition!
  10. Convince creditors that you can pull out of bankruptcy
  11. Evaluate an acquisition
  12. Ultimately, successfully merge or sell your company!

“As former president of the Connecticut Chapter and active national director of the 8,000 member Turnaround Management Association, I’ve been using BPB in my successful consulting practice since our first conversation 15 years ago. It’s fantastic!”
~ Stephen A. Oster, The Oster Group, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut

The modular and scalable business growth plan that evolves with you!

Before you produce a film,

you need a script.

Before you build a house,

you need blueprint.

Before you get the funding

to build your business,

you need a business plan.

A great business plan…

And you can do it yourself

with BizPlanBuilder!

Who uses BizPlanBuilder?

BizPlanBuilder is for those who intend to raise capital for their own idea or business, whether seed, venture, private equity, strategic, or debt financing. It also doubles as a strategic planning tool for plotting your course and priorities for the future. It’s perfect for people who are, or aspire to be, founders of entrepreneurial ventures, CEOs of successful growing businesses, or consultants supporting business clients.

  • For Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Inventors, and Consultants
  • Lays a solid yet flexible foundation for continually building your company
  • YOU — Organizes & prioritizes your ideas into a logical & compelling presentation
  • Saves time explaining and promoting your business concept over & over again!
  • Established Companies — Update your annual strategic / operating plan
  • Organize & coordinate all activities, incorporates SWOT analysis and budget — enables your team to contribute and execute
  • Consultants / Coaches — Work with clients to organize & develop their full agenda
  • Enables you to share in the BIG picture and see specifically everywhere you can support your client
  • Baby-Boomers — Retirement?!? Launch a business around your ideas!
  • But first, wisely analyze your concept and project costs and profits — Carefully invest your retirement funds!
  • Business Schools — Incorporate current real-world tools with sufficient rigor to teach business creation
  • Students apply what they’ve been learning and may continue to build their businesses after graduation.

“Hi Burke!
Its been awhile, but I have been using BizPlanBuilder in my own business, and in my capacity as a successful CPA/Consultant, for many years now. It is a terrific product, extremely useful, with output that is well received by lenders and investors. Trying to get my own business to the next level, pursuing growth and acquisitions, immediately thought of you and your products. Can’t wait to receive the updates!”
~ Ernie Neve, CPA, CVA, CTC, CVO of The Neve Group, LTD.

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  • Downloadable Windows App
  • Menu-driven Windows app manages familiar Word, Excel an PowerPoint templatesIf you have Office, you already know how to use BizPlanBuilder!
  • Pre-written Sample Business PlansUnlike every other business plan templates, we actually intend for you to be able to use our copy vs. having to delete it or rewrite it.
  • Includes Integrated Excel Financial Models
    Completely customizable for your businessIf you are an Excel user, you'll love the total flexibility to customize your financial model. Need an Excel expert, look in our Expert Referral Network!
  • Optional: 10-Yr Financial model availableLook under Upgrades for info.
  • Includes PowerPoint / Keynote
    investor presentation templateWe watched and given a lot of presentations over the past 25 years, and we've studied the process even further to provide this compelling template!
  • Collaborate over a network
    or the Internet / DropBoxDrag your data file to Dropbox (or =) and have your partners point their copies of BizPlanBuilder to the same folder.. voila! You can share everything.
  • Buy software once and download itYep, just a one time payment,but stay tuned for update notices.
  • Additional Copies $67/UserSince you purchased the first copy, now you can get more copies for your team at a 30% discount. If you want thousands (or 100), please call us! 1-800-346-5426
  • 60-Day GuaranteeWe want you to be stoked with BizPlanBuilder so you'll tell everyone about it! (Don't tell the investors you used template! Let this be your secret weapon!)
  • Click for More DetailsClick to get a few more specifics about the downloadable Windows version of BizPlanBuilder... Some info may be redundant. :-|

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$97
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$97
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  • Cloud-Based - Windows / Macintosh
  • Enable Multi-User Collaboration Between PC & Mac Users
  • 150+ Sample Plan Templates
  • Tutorial Videos for Each Section
  • Wizard-driven Financial Model
    Includes Excel Models
  • Includes PowerPoint / Keynote
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  • Global 24/7 Secure Access
    Automatic Back-Up & Restore
  • No Contract, No CommitmentUse the system as long as you need it -- You may want to keep it open and allow investors and certain others read-only access.
  • Add Users for $1 / mo eachYou can add an unlimited number of additional users... You also control access as well as read / write or read-only permission.
  • 60-Day Guarantee

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  • <= Includes Macintosh / Windows BizPlanBuilder Cloud-Based - Online
  • Includes ALL the Content from BizPlanBuilder Online
  • Includes Online CRM system
    Keep track of potential investors, customers, team members & others — even projects, deals & calendars
  • Includes Stock Options Builder software
    Compensate consultants, advisors and others who help you get started. Save cash and inspire your people with stock options.
  • Includes LLC Doc Templates
  • Includes PowerPoint / Keynote
    investor presentation template
  • Global 24/7 Secure Access
    Automatic Back-Up & Restore
  • No Contract, No CommitmentUse the system as long as you need it -- You may want to keep it open and allow investors and certain others read-only access.
  • Add Users for $1 / mo each
    Access to All Package Apps!You can add an unlimited number of additional users... Additional users can access all of the apps in your subscription -- You control access as well as read / write or read-only permission.
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  • Click for More DetailsClick to learn more about what we include in this package deal perfect for start-ups and/or for raising capital.

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Why you? Why BizPlanBuilder? Why now?

“Do you have a business plan?”

Shark tank asks for a business plan

Every one of the sharks on ABC’s The Shark Tank have asked this question. Have you ever heard them ask for a business model canvas?

You’re investing your own money as well as money from friends, family and others — Plus the next 3-5 years of your life…

Go with the wrong business plan software because it was free, cheap or too-good-to-be-true and investors just know — and they’ll toss it in the trash. It’s worth it to do it right. Get the business plan used by  more than 2 million entrepreneurs, 160 colleges & universities, 1,200+ consultants, and is responsible for funding countless businesses. It always looks unique and compelling, never cookie-cutter.

“I made a deal with a large corporate partner for over a million dollars.
They funded my entire operation to publish 100 of the greatest books on CD ROM.”
~ Steven DeVore, President, InteliQuest, Danville, CA

Why it works so well for so many…

Rather than having to research, organize, answer questions in a vacuum or write from scratch, we’ve synthesized the best solutions from many sources and provided them as examples for you to customize to fit your business.

There are no blank pages, so there’s no writer’s block. (See the example below under “Compare for Yourself”)

“This is the first program I have seen that begins the process and inspires you to finish!”
~ Robert Taylor, Taylor Sudden Service

 

With BizPlanBuilder, you’ll…

  1. Tell your story & articulate your value proposition
  2. Visualize and communicate the big picture
  3. Organize and prioritize your ideas into a logical and compelling presentation
  4. See your business through the eyes of investors & lenders
  5. Model your business using fully integrated pro-forma financial worksheets
  6. Prove to investors that you have solid concept and a clear path to success
  7. Present a clear explanation of your use of funds with milestones
  8. Show a Cap Table covering several rounds of funding + IPO or acquisition!
  9. Introduce your team members (and / or identify needed skillsets)
    (
    Investors bet on the team, not just the jockey.)
  10. Consider solutions for every part of your business
  11. Establish the best structure for your business
  12. Develop a compelling summary plan and investor “pitch deck”
  13. Learn exactly what to include in your business plan and what to say from the first page to the last. There’s a sequence. You need to follow it.
  14. Collaborate over a network or the Internet and share the planning process
  15. Understand your deal and establish a strong footing for negotiating your funding deal
  16. Learn from step x step instructions woven throughout — with video tutorials and expert commentary to explain each section and offer best practices
  17. Includes comprehensive Handbook of Business Planning
  18. Fluently answer investors’ & lenders’ questions and ease any concerns
  19. Have a focused, prioritized use of funds (spending plan)
  20. Maximize your credibility – from first impression onwards
  21. Have the confidence in your business and yourself to inspire confidence in others
  22. Begin preparing your Due Diligence book

Top Ten Reviews: BizPlanBuilder!

 

“…Everyone knows that functionality is important, but all those pretty words and numbers won’t help you when you get up in front of a committee of investors asking how the numbers were derived.

The distinction of BizPlanBuilder over other business plan software is the extensive step-by-step help, the wealth of documentation and business articles to help with strategy and business development, and the range of internal and online help and support.

While other business plan software applications can help users create formatted and professional-looking plans on paper, what BizPlanBuilder does in addition, is help users create an understanding of their business to help sell themselves to investors and bankers.

That is, after all, the whole point of building a business plan, and BizPlanBuilder provides all the tools; the user need only bring passion and desire to see it through.”

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The antidote to “500 sample business plans,” the “Business plan in a day”
and the “Free” Business Plans!

“The real difference between the business plan that always works and the traditional business plan is in how you think and feel about the plan–it’s your attitude and your relationship to the plan that will make all the difference.”
~ Micheal Gerber, E-Myth

There are many options when it comes to business plan software and templates

A competitor offers a web-based business plan as well as 500 sample plans — actually based upon a bicycle store or a coffee shop(?!?) That may be OK for a very simple business, but if your project is even slightly more ambitious and you want capital from “smart money,” then BizPlanBuilder is the business planning system for you.

Another competitor promises you can write a business plan in just 8 hours(?!?) That’s great marketing hype and very attractive, but designing a respectable business — even with the best business planning software on Earth — will require more time than that before you commit your hard-earned money, the next few years of your life, and your credibility with investors.

And then there’s the free business plan offered by the SBA…
(Are government employees really qualified at building businesses?)

Only BizPlanBuilder incorporates real text intended for you to use!

(Much more than just blanks to fill-in or generic copy you have to rewrite.)

Like most people who have compared, we think you’ll find that our content is actually more useful.

And, the fact that no other online/software planning system has the praise given to BizPlanBuilder for overall ease of use, quality and sheer success of its users.

Compare for Yourself — Here’s one example of why BizPlanBuilder is better!


Here’s a sample of what you get from the SBA, some banks, crowd funding sites, and others who offer FREE business plan templates:

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Really? That’s it? Right, that’s all they give you!

NOTHING!

What we’ve done is HARD,
but that’s what makes it easy for you!

Click on this actual page from BizPlanBuilder
and you’ll see what we mean!

“God (or is it the Devil?) is in the details!”
All of our apps include this quality of content.

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Green text is expert comments — it doesn’t print
Go ahead copy it. Use it. Make your plan better!

You cannot BS your way through these projects!

Do so at your peril! They’re being read by real people with a real interest in your business, not a teacher’s assistant in a hurry to meet friends for a beer!

Pre-scripted copy you can actually use!

All JIAN’s apps & templates are built with pre-scripted text intended for you to edit and actually use. No blank pages, no writer’s block. And you’ll learn a lot in the process, but you can easily customize them for your specific business needs.

Reality requires more rigor

It takes a lot to build a successful business. JIAN’s tools make it easy to implement your key foundation building-blocks because we’ve already done the heavy-lifting: the research, the content, financial models and worksheet calculators, the presentation decks…
We care and it shows in our products.

Dr. Goetzow compares BizPlanBuilder business plan template over Business Plan Pro

Josh Chouinard recommends BizPlan Builder business plan software template

“Your software produces plans that are equivalent to some of the best plans I’ve seen. I have tried using another software, Palo Alto Software (Business Plan Pro / Live Plan), but was not anywhere near as satisfied with the results.”
~ Dr. J Goetzow, San Francisco, CA

I’ve used a similar template from the SBA, but theirs gives the user about the same level of instructional detail as assembling Ikea Furniture – vague and unhelpful haha. Jian is very straight-forward and easy to use so far!
– Josh Chouinard, Team Lead, The Chill Group, Portland, OR

BizPlanBuilder delivers the best of thousands of successful business plans!

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… and many prefer it over the business plan software found at the top of the search engines!

“I have used both Business Plan Pro and Biz Plan Builder in my past management positions. With all the so-called sample plans in Business Plan Pro, it’s easy to think you have the final product. You really don’t—it’s not really that user friendly especially if you are not comfortable writing the narrative. Instead, with JIAN’s BizPlanBuilder, it’s much easier for me to help a client develop a professional business plan that I don’t have to entirely rewrite.”
Sajata Strong, Area Director, Clark Atlanta University SBDC, School of Business Administration, Atlanta, GA

We’ve incorporated input from thousands of customers and studied thousands of business plans, investors, lenders, deals and other business planning software over the past 25 years — and combined the best content and functionality into the BizPlanBuilder business planning system.

“We’ve used BizPlanBuilder ourselves a number of times: for an SBA loan, a line of credit, Angel Investment, JVs, and mostly to pitch people on what we’re doing!”
Burke Franklin, Creator of BizPlanBuilder, JIAN, Santa Barbara, CA

If your business is unique, you’ll benefit from our industry cross-pollination approach that gives you a lot more to work with!

Includes proven financial models to help you budget & forecast costs, profits, cashflow, valuation and any investment deal

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“The purpose of financial projections is to tell your story with numbers — a story about opportunity, resource requirements, market forces, growth, milestone achievements, and profits. Your job is to create a numerical framework that complements and reinforces the vision you’ve painted with words.”
~ Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

Whether you’re writing a formal business plan for investors or developing a meaningful forecast for your business, BizPlanBuilder incorporates a full set of business financial models.

They are completely configured, fully integrated and tastefully formatted. There’s no need to be a spreadsheet or financial expert. We created “Assumptions” pages to make it easy for you to enter, update and experiment with your business model. All formulas have been developed and independently tested by qualified and practicing business consultants who hold valid CPA certifications.

BizPlanBuilder’s financial models are completely integrated and show all of the math

Enter your sales, expense, growth and other assumptions, and let BizPlanBuilder do the calculations. Show how believable numbers can add up — unlike other financial models (Input⇒ BLACK BOX ⇒ Output), here you’ll see the math, and be able to explain “how you got there” in a clear and logical manner.

Easily see “what-if” when you change scenarios

BizPlanBuilder automatically calculates totals, percentages and ratios to show at a glance how much money you’ll need, when you’ll need it, and how soon you’ll make a profit. It’s easy to update too — If you change a number, the worksheets automatically recalculate for you. Now you can easily produce investment-grade financial statements ready for angels, venture capitalists and any bank.

  • Quick-fill assumptions pages enable easy top-down or bottom-up forecasting.
  • Project sales by product/line/marketing channel – including seasonal & mix adjustment.
  • Worksheets calculate figures & create impressive tables to support your plan.
  • Customizable HR planning pages help you plan staffing, payroll and space requirements.
  • One-click access to answers, market stats, resources
  • 34 ratios defined & measured with free access to BizStats to compare
  • Sensitivity Analysis – Unique 1-page “What-if…” best/worst case scenario worksheet)
  • Business Valuation – 3 common models + the average of all 3; calculates ROI & stock give-up
  • Capitalization Table – Helps you plan stock allocation thru 4 rounds of financing + IPO/Sale
  • Investor “deal” analysis – How much will investors make; How much will you make?

 

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“We’ve been using your financial model for financial analysis, partnering, M&A, and VC analysis here in Silicon Valley and in Europe. I have used a few other programs like MoneySoft that cost $1500+ and yours are better, more accurate and more detailed. I can trust the integrity of the BizPlanBuilder financial models.”
~ Geir Ilstad, Prudent Management, Los Altos, CA

Includes the all-important investor presentation template

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Give the business plan pitch that wins the deal!

Present a compelling story to investors and lenders. “Pitch” your deal with our proven PowerPoint® / Keynote® investor presentation template — (We also recommend the book: Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff)

“I first learned of Jian’s BizPlan builder capabilities while attending business school in San Francisco, CA over 12 years ago. Since then, I have used this software to develop and update my business plans for businesses I started and ran, and successfully secured $500k in funding twice during this time.
Funders appreciated the level of detail in the write up of the plan, plus the correctness and detail of the financial pro-forma presented to them – it provided them with a tangible proof of my entrepreneurial capacity and success potential. They supported this belief by funding me. That is what happens when you wisely utilize the right tool to get the job done.
These plans were created easily using the Jian business plan software. All of these plans were created in a matter of a few days! What a huge time saver!
Today, I am a successful business consultant. I recommend Jian business plan software to my clients in need to develop and update their business road map!
You guys ROCK!”
~ Claudia Cody, Cody Consulting

Expert comments throughout give step-by-step direction

To watch a brief overview of the web-based BizPlanBuilder online business plan app, click here...

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Video Tutorials Explain Every Section
Brief 1-5 minute video tutorials accompany every section — Coaching you on what investor and lenders are looking for in your business plan.

Throughout every section, we’ve inserted expert advice, comments and suggestions to explain what to do and why, and help you side-step mistakes.

The next best thing to having us do the work for you is to have an expert sitting next to you as you write your business plan. Here’s an example from the online version showing the tabs and a sample coaching video with each section.

We include lists, links, samples, ideas, anecdotes and lessons others have paid for dearly. Sometimes it’s a bit irreverent, but you need to understand it like it is. We explain issues and give clear, sensible advice in a step-by-step format. (Only you will see them — they don’t print.)

The financial models in BizPlanBuilder also include roll-over help on all key number-entry cells so you’ll know what to do.

“Very easy to learn and use. I’ve seen no other business plan package that comes close to what this one can do. Overall Rating: A+”
~ Joe Miller, Editor’s Choice Magazine

Collaborate with your team to write your business plan

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Secure, multi-user access enables unlimited collaboration over a network or the Internet

Collaborate on your business plan and business plan financials with friends, business consultants, partners and even investors! Work from your office PC, home PC or laptop to easily access your files.

Designate an unlimited number of additional users to collaborate with you.

  • Management Teams — Share the work and get your plan done better and faster!
  • Consultants — Create plans and keep connected with your clients
  • Incubators / Accelerators — Oversee and better manage your client companies
  • Educators — Teach and participate with your student teams
  • Investment Bankers — Quickly make changes and update plans>

This is true multi-user file-sharing for collaboration

  • No email file back & forth confusion
  • Control other users’ access: None / Read-Only / Full-Edit
  • Section by section Check-Out & Check-In prevents overwriting each others work! Ugh!
  • Works with DropBox and other file-folders online — you can share files securely over the web

What better way to gather input and inspire action?

Sure, you can tell everyone one exactly what you want them to do, but if you want a high-performance team, you need to include your team and advisors to paint the whole picture together.

Now it’s easy enough to share the work and gather their ideas and solutions they can buy into and follow.

It’s like a brochure for your business — Print copies and give them to everyone who can help you! And you won’t have to keep telling everyone over and over and over…
Your people can take the right actions in support of your big ideas because they have your movie script!
BizPlanBuilder makes it easy to engineer changes in your company and engage everyone’s support.

“BizPlanBuilder helped us get our new project rolling. Each team member could take a field and work that section independently.”
~ Sandy Churchill, Key-Tronic Corp., Spokane, WA

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The business plan software template for lean start-ups & bootstrapping

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How much of your business can you build before (or without) financing?

Over the years, we’ve learned that what impresses investors most is how much you can accomplish with what little you have. Prove that you’re resourceful and investors are often inclined to bet on you.

  • Raise capital if / when you need it
  • Tell a great story with organized facts and good numbers
  • Implement ideas that help you generate revenue from the beginning
  • Do everything you can to build value in your business… make deals, barter, trade — build value before seeking investors

What if you could finance your business without money?

If you’re starting a business for the first time, there is a lot to think about and do, but now you’ll have a complete blueprint template for putting your new business together. You must make the best use of the money and resources you have. If / when you want funding, you’ll have an excellent proposal that addresses all the questions and possibilities.

Even experienced business planners report how useful BizPlanBuilder is even as a checklist to remind them of everything to consider before presenting to investors or lenders.

 

Finally… Launch your Minimum Viable Product?

This is an exciting time! Be prepared for investors!

True Story: Darrin wanted to start a jet charter service, how much capital did he need to raise?

“Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.”
~ Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Think & Grow Rich

How this BizPlanBuilder user inspired a nice man to give him 2 LearJets… so he could start a jet charter business!

Some time back, Darrin Perdue had three partners, with ten years combined flying experience, and a vision for a jet charter company. His plan was to first raise money and then buy a jet. The first investor laughed him out of his office. Then, while pursuing other investors, Darrin remembered that he knew a gentleman who owned two LearJets. Darrin used his business plan to convince the jet owner to let Darrin’s company (GoodJets, Hayward, CA) manage his planes. The company took off!

While he didn’t have the money to buy jets, Darrin used BizPlanBuilder to map out his goals, costs, his team, his target market, and how he planned to scale the business. If you had 2 LearJets, what would you want to know? Darrin had it.

Today, Darrin’s company has 12+ pilots, with access to 50+ airplanes(!) and is on call 24 hours a day – providing jet charter services to executives, celebrities and medical transplant teams throughout the world.

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Important
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Lesson Here!

Darrin originally thought he needed money to buy airplanes, until he remembered that his goal was jets. Why buy airplanes when there are so many around? There are many ways to get what you need to build your business — it doesn’t always take lots of money. Look around… Who has what you need?

The business plan software template for friends, family & crowdfunding

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“The good news is that they know you…
The bad news is that they know you!”

When you ask family and friends for money, the first hurdle you must overcome is your reputation and all your past sins. You must convince them why your product or service is needed, why now, and why from you. Your new business plan must demonstrate to your friends and relatives the current you and prove that you are responsible with their cash. Your past was full of rich learning experiences from which you will now earn yourself and others a fortune.

To pitch your friends, family, angel investors, VCs and others on your business idea…

What do you show them? What do you leave behind for them to read? BizPlanBuilder simplifies the process of writing your business plan and gives you expert advice, tips, and hints based on proven business practices. It’s the fastest and easiest way of turning your ideas into a compelling investment plan and a successful business.

Crowdfunders want to see your plan!

Like sophisticated investors, crowdfunders appreciate a good deal, but still need the same details. Remember, you’re competing with other deals on crowdfunding sites, so you need a stand-out plan that answers investors’ questions and makes the best case for investing their capital.
Many equity crowdfunding sites seem to offer a business plan, but they really just have a place to upload yours. Not to worry. Simply upload either your entire plan or just the required sections created with BizPlanBuilder.

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$65,000 loan to buy store from owner

This retail pet store employee used BizPlanBuilder to get a loan for $65,000 from the Bank of Montreal to acquire the store from the owner…

“I don’t know how I would even have started a project like this without BizPlanBuilder. I was up against 7 big players in the pet industry and managed to beat them all because of the professionalism in my business plan.”
~ Linda Bleoo, Montreal

The business plan template for angel & venture capital investors

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Angels and Venture Capitalists are tough and can be brutal on business plans.

They’re often investing their own cash and have seen many deals before! (Usually they say they want a short 2-3 page plan. That’s good for an intro. Actually, they’ll want to know many things before writing a check!)

We’ve been listening, watching, and working with investors ourselves for a long time and we’ve built-in the answers leading you all the way with the text and numbers in the structure they’re looking for.

Now you will position yourself to powerfully introduce your vision, mission and management team.

Share your market analysis, company structure and product or service description along with your operational plan and initial marketing strategy. Carefully outline your financial requirements and exit strategy. (“Exit” for your investors that is, with a return on their investment.)

With BizPlanBuilder, you’ll be prepared with the 2-3 page summary, as well as the complete plan, a proper presentation, and the answers to the tough questions most investors and lenders will ask!

Business funding plan template builds your case with investors

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Why Your Product?
Why Now?
Why from You?
How do you make money?
How much do you need?
What are you going to do with it?
What’s my ROI?
Do you have a good business plan?

 

BizPlanBuilder reduces the effort to write a business plan by 80%.

BizPlanBuilder makes it easy for you to organize your ideas, calculate costs, profits, and to express your business model with clarity. Sure, an investor may give you a meeting with a 3-page summary plan, but to go to the next level, you’ll need many more answers and a solid business plan.

Using the JIAN process, we prepare you to answer their questions. A computer can generate your plan, but before anyone signs a check they’ll want to talk to YOU.

This is why BizPlanBuilder is so widely recommended by so many successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

BizPlanBuilder brings together an experienced group of entrepreneurs and investors to share their knowledge on what it takes to build a viable company in our current climate…

  • Everything is in one business plan template: Strategic plan + Funding plan + Operating plan
  • Build a “capital efficient” or “lean” business that works and is good for you
  • Collaborate over a network, server or online with consultants, partners and colleagues
  • Clearly identify benefits, core philosophies, and business goals
  • Include data lenders & investors demand to back up your plan’s assumptions
  • Incorporate the best practices in defining marketing and sales strategies and projecting costs
  • Avoid the common blunders that risk rejection
  • “Pitch” your deal with our proven PowerPoint® investor presentation template
  • Produce an attractive document you can print or publish to the web

The business plan software template recommended by investors

“BizPlanBuilder is the best business plan software on the market. We have used other packages, and when we found BizPlanBuilder, we decided it is the one we want our clients to use. In our business, we do a lot of SBA loans, all across the country.

It’s important for the bankers to see the personality of the business and the people involved in the ventures we are seeking funding for.

Financials alone are not enough.

All the aspects of a business need to be covered in the business plan, if a company is going to be considered for funding.

BizPlanBuilder helps a business owner do that — it covers all the bases, and helps generate the thinking required to produce a complete picture of the proposed venture.”

~ Bill Dorgan, William Dorgan & Associates, Business Finance Consultants, Tucson, AZ

The strategic business plan software template for managing growth

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The business financing plan software template for SBA loans

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“Obtained a $450,000 SBA Loan in 5 days…”

If you’re looking for a loan or line of credit over $100,000 or SBA backed financing, you’ll need a business plan. Bankers hate risk. They also know that businesses with a plan are more likely to succeed.

According to an SBA survey, “…of the businesses that failed, 60% had no business plan.”

BizPlanBuilder helps you craft a solid plan that puts them at ease.

Aaron Parnell got a $700,000 SBA Loan for his wellness center!

Aaron Parnell used BizPlanBuilder business plan software template for an sba loan to fund his health clinic

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The business plan software template for teaching business creation

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You can’t BS your way through a business plan as if a TA has 30 to grade and is in a hurry to meet friends for a beer…

What if the person reading your plan is interested in writing you a check?!? BizPlanBuilder produces a plan investors want to read!

“Having gone through all of the competitive products for business planning and marketing planning, I chose yours..”
~ Malcolm Novins, PhD, George Mason University, Alexandria, VA

Teach and learn using the business plan that succeeds in the real-world

BizPlanBuilder has been widely adopted by business schools and has been used by thousands of MBA students to produce their business plans and enter competitions.

While we market BizPlanBuilder as easy to use and practically done for you, there’s plenty of rigor for students for learning and doing.

“I’ve been using BizPlanBuilder online for 3 semesters now and it has really succeeded in helping me to guide my students — grads & undergrads — to really understand the mechanics of starting, financing and building a business. I’ve laid out the course curriculum in Moodle and it ties in very nicely with the sections and videos built-in to the BizPlanBulder system.”
~ Thomas DeNardin, Professor of Entrepreneurship

Not-for-Profit? Give donors what they need to inspire giving!

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BizPlanBuilder is the software template to help you write a grant proposal to raise the funds you need.

Send lawyers, guns and money, we’re sending these pygmies home!

⇐ $250,000 was funded through Rotary International and helped return the Twa people to their homeland…

“A 501(c)3 is a tax status,
not a management style!”
~ Anonymous<
(You still need to run a business!)

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Grant money comes much more easily with a clear and compelling business plan demonstrating service & sustainability.

Although your motivation may not be for money, you must still operate your organization like a business. BizPlanBuilder has proven successful for appealing to grant funders because it enables grant seekers to provide such a credible proposal.

Inspire donors to choose you!

With so many opportunities to give, donors and other funders are becoming more discerning. They want to be sure that your organization is as sustainable as possible.

“I started material recycling business and applied from a government grant. I got a grant for $146,000!”

~ Ormond Ormsby

The business plan software template used by business advisors

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Why we like business consultants so much!

  • You “get it” about the importance of business plans and the tools we offer…
  • You understand the “realities” of business, not “magical thinking”
  • You can further support our customers with hands-on help
  • You recommend JIAN to your clients

It may seem that our software competes with business consultants, attorneys and other business advisors. However, when they started using our software templates themselves to write business plans, sales took off! (For all of us!)

“The Biz Plan Builder is clear and easy to use for individual clients and groups.”
~ Robert Davis, Julius and James, LTD., Springfield, IL

If You Are a Professional Business Advisor…

Our customers need all the help they can get and that’s where you come in. We’re creating partnerships with consultants giving you more to offer your clients as well as a better way of managing projects with them. If you are such an advisor / consultant / expert, we have a number of profitable growth options for you.

To learn more about using BizPlanBuilder and all of our apps & templates in your consulting practice, click here:

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Business planning tips to keep in mind

Here are a few universal things about writing a business plan that we’ve learned over the years…

 

Tip #1 – Investors don’t want to buy your product, they want to invest in your business! Investors say this all the time! (The difference between selling a can of coke and a coke machine). They’ll get what you’re doing in 2-seconds, but then you must show them who is going to use it (and want it NOW), how and why it makes money, and why you are the oones to do it… That’s why we made BizPlanBuilder… to map out the business, demonstrate the financial plan and help you pitch investors!

Tip #2 – Bootstrap your business as far as possible. Demonstrate how much you can do with what you have. (Make deals like the “jet” guy above!)

Tip #3 You can’t promise a sure thing, but you can be a good bet. The better business plan you write, the better deals you’ll make! Consider every aspect of your business — think it thru with help from others… Do whatever it takes to fully believe in your business, yourself and your offer.

Tip #4 Investors often go to the financials first.

Tip #5  You’re giving investors your 10-20 minute presentation — they’ll interrupt with questions (that’s actually a good sign proving their interest), are you ready with answers?

Tip #6  Investor Demographic: Middle-aged white men, highly educated. Yours may be different, tweak to connect accordingly.

TIP #7 To reach the tipping point where an investor will write you a check, you must illustrate an operating and profitable business — then show them how their investment will return 10X. Sometimes investors want too much — they want more because they must compensate for the risk of potential failure… That’s why you must think thru your entire concept, anticipate issues and explain how you will succeed anyway.

TIP #8 – Strategic Sequencing. One of the biggest mistakes we see start-up companies make is doing things out of order. Spending money on something now that you don’t need until later can not only set back your whole project, but could leave you flat broke. Create a plan and stick to it.

With the business opportunity of a lifetime in front of you, it’s crucial that you are understood and taken seriously. That’s why we created BizPlanBuilder.

The business project plan software template that works for enterprise teams

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“I definitely think BizPlanBuilder helped me, and it drove HP’s manufacturing focus for several years.”

Even big companies use BizPlanBuilder because they want good ideas to get past the politics and be implemented profitably. BizPlanBuilder works for any industry or type of business.

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Use BizPlanBuilder to launch a new division or secure a bigger budget!

If you haven’t taken the plunge to go on your own, consider the benefits of having your company back your ideas.

Management wants to know what resources you’ll need. How long before payback? What’s the risk? BizPlanBuilder helps you justify your program and gain your management’s buy-in. You can even design your plan to earn a % of your success.

“Excellent program, easy to use, division launched with ease due to your program and excellent response.”
~ Dr. John Kutzko, Pharm Care Infusion, Nocamis, FL

8 questions to ask before investing in business plan software

 

  1. Do they show real success stories or testimonials for businesses or projects similar to or as big as yours?
  2. Do they offer more than just the business plan template? For example, providing supporting documents and worksheets to help you manage funding?
  3. Is the actual text content designed to be used for real or is it just a placeholder that you have to rewrite anyway?
  4. Do they offer an integrated financial model that’s easy to understand and equally easy to follow for an investor or lender?
  5. Is it a system of inquisition, when they ask you hundreds of questions and the black box writes it for you… Or can you preview professionally scripted sentences in context with your plan that you can simply edit or fill-in the variables?
  6. Can you customize the financial model to fit your business exactly? All investors and lenders are familiar with Excel — Does the model step them through the logic of your financing?
  7. Do they include a comprehensive and proven PowerPoint presentation template, enabling you to easily develop the perfect pitch to investors?
  8. Does the same financing plan plan lend itself to executing your priorities, as well as serving as an ongoing operating plan?

Small business computing for dummies recommends the BizPlanBuilder business plan software template

“BizPlanBuilder really shines.
Quite simply, it’s the best way that I know to create a business plan that will get you the investors that you need to be successful.”
~ Brian Underdahl, Author, Small Business Computing for Dummies

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“BizPlanBuilder employs a refreshing combination of the philosopher and expert mentor approach.”
~ Gerald Herter, CPA, MBA, Accounting Technology

Advantages – BizPlanBuilder

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Everything you need to plan, develop and produce a comprehensive business plan, financial model, and investor presentation for your company is right here:

  • Easy – No new programs to learn
  • Fast – Sample plans are already written & integrated
  • Comprehensive – The most content, resources & support
  • Proven – More true success stories than any other
  • Refined – This is version 2015, refined more than any other
  • Reliable – Input from practicing experts in every field
  • Better! – Ask anyone who has compared!
  • Flexible – Financial models are customizable in Excel
  • Videos Explanations – Introduce each section
  • Web Links – Articles, FAQs, Resources, Expert Network
  • Guaranteed – 60-Days or Your Money-Back

BizPlanBuilder includes these bonuses!

There’s a more to raising capital than a business plan.

Here are a few more tools. (Included with both versions of BizPlanBuilder®)

  • Includes comprehensive Handbook of Business Planning
  • Bonus #1: VIDEO: The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan
  • Bonus #2: ebook: 65 Ways to Fund Your Business
  • Bonus #3: 45 useful letter templates, worksheets, calculators for adapting your business plan to multiple purposes

“I like the flexibility of the documents. What I did was blend pieces of yours with a previous business plan, an initial plan done by my big-shot business friend, a marketing plan I had done for a client, plus about three other documents. I used the financials completely. This allowed me to whip together a REALLY good document very quickly and easily.”
Michael Linehan, President, Marketing Alchemy, Sooke, BC

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  • Downloadable Windows App
  • Menu-driven Windows app manages familiar Word, Excel an PowerPoint templatesIf you have Office, you already know how to use BizPlanBuilder!
  • Pre-written Sample Business PlansUnlike every other business plan templates, we actually intend for you to be able to use our copy vs. having to delete it or rewrite it.
  • Includes Integrated Excel Financial Models
    Completely customizable for your businessIf you are an Excel user, you'll love the total flexibility to customize your financial model. Need an Excel expert, look in our Expert Referral Network!
  • Optional: 10-Yr Financial model availableLook under Upgrades for info.
  • Includes PowerPoint / Keynote
    investor presentation templateWe watched and given a lot of presentations over the past 25 years, and we've studied the process even further to provide this compelling template!
  • Collaborate over a network
    or the Internet / DropBoxDrag your data file to Dropbox (or =) and have your partners point their copies of BizPlanBuilder to the same folder.. voila! You can share everything.
  • Buy software once and download itYep, just a one time payment,but stay tuned for update notices.
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  • Cloud-Based - Windows / Macintosh
  • Enable Multi-User Collaboration Between PC & Mac Users
  • 150+ Sample Plan Templates
  • Tutorial Videos for Each Section
  • Wizard-driven Financial Model
    Includes Excel Models
  • Includes PowerPoint / Keynote
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  • Global 24/7 Secure Access
    Automatic Back-Up & Restore
  • No Contract, No CommitmentUse the system as long as you need it -- You may want to keep it open and allow investors and certain others read-only access.
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  • Includes ALL the Content from BizPlanBuilder Online
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  • Includes Stock Options Builder software
    Compensate consultants, advisors and others who help you get started. Save cash and inspire your people with stock options.
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We’re here to support your success in every way possible. What’s most important is to get your project done. And done right.

We’re so sure that our business planning and management software templates will help you succeed, we offer an extended 60-day get-started period to assure your satisfaction.

Test-drive any software app, template, or subscription for 60 days, and if you aren’t blown away with the depth and breadth, just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll credit your account so fast it’ll make your head spin!

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Burke Franklin
Creator & CEO

I’ve used BizPlanBuilder myself to raise capital from my parents, friends, family members, a $225,000 SBA loan, $750,000 line of credit from Citibank, and other investments from angels and institutional investors — every time we learned something and built that knowledge into the BizPlanBuilder system!

What happens to my projects if I cancel my subscription?

No worries. You can easily take your plan with you if you go. Remember to export your plans, handbooks and contracts to Microsoft Word before you log-out for the last time. We’ll miss you, but if you gotta go, you gotta go. We get it.

Historically, our “return rate” averages about 2.7%. Even that is unacceptable so we keep making it better. The upside is that you have better than a 97.3% probability that you’ll happily continue on!

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