Frequently Asked Questions
Which Business Plans service would suit my needs?That depends on who the intended reader of the plan is, your budget and any time constraints. All our services involve our consultants helping customers with our consultants doing all the work.
It also depends on how much work a customer wants to do themselves and how much they want us to do.
The best place to start is to look at the reason a customer is doing a business plan and see the various service options under each reason. See the home page.
Can I upgrade from one Business Plans service to the next?
Yes. BusinessPlans has an Upgrade Policy for all business plan services whereby we credit the fee paid for a business planning service when upgrading to the next level of business planning service. Sometimes, a customer may do a 48 Hour BusinessPlan for finance investor then graduate to an Executive B Plan once finance is approved to help with strategy planning.
How much does a business plan cost?
We do pretty well reflecting our mission - "To provide all Australian businesses with business planning resources irrespective of budget and skill set."
Customers pick the price point they're comfortable with but we'd challenge anyone to find a business planning service where they can get 'someone' to help them for under $300..
$9.90 = Australian templates
$37.90 = Industry business plans and franchise business plans - these are actual business plans
$49.50 = Monthly Help Desk support - a trained Consultant to speak with as you need them that doesn't cost the earth like most business coaching does.
$275 = Have your financial projections professionally completed or take advantage of our 7 day help desk service.
Do you assist in the implementation of the business plan?
Yes, we can do this for all customer sizes and types.
Should I use a template to complete my business plan?It depends who customers are writing the plan for. If it is for their own use, then templates are fine. If customers intend to give the plan to someone else to read, we suggest getting some level of professional help. If the reader is a bank manager, investor, etc, they are used to getting professional plans.
By providing them with a professional plan, customers are not only making their job easier but their plan has a better chance of having critical detail included that a professional will pick up on and include in the plan.
A business plan needs to be a well balanced document. If customers follow templates and fill in content under specific headings, typically they don't stand back and look at it from the bank's perspective to ask does this document, on balance, support a loan for the amount they're seeking. This is what we as professionals do.
See our full range of DIY templates via SME Services / Search by Budget
Do you offer services all around Australia?
Yes, we have local phone numbers for all capital cities for customer convenience. See the Help Desk numbers on this page,
Do you have customer testimonials?Mainly, customers appreciate our structured approach, transparent pricing and the fact they can phone and speak to a real person who's helpful and friendly.
We have many testimonials - See Testimonials.
How long have you been providing business planning services?
This business has been running since 2003 and was developed specifically to fulfill the mission; "To provide business planning resources to all Australian businesses irrespective of budget or level of expertise."
Do you provide other services apart from business plans?
No, we choose to be specialists. We one thing and do it well. Many other firms have business plans as a bolt on to a list of other services. As specialists, we are more process driven and can provide great value at the price points we offer.