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Of the businesses that failed… 60% had no business plan.
– SBA Study
Immediate help with business planning from SBDC Counselors:
We realize that Small Business Development Centers are here to help entrepreneurs. When you offer JIAN’s professional-grade software tools, you send entrepreneurs home with pages full of notes from you plus access to an online business planning system to make sure they complete the task. The JIAN Business Power ToolsTM dashboard enables easy collaboration and oversight of the entire project
While I was with the Wharton Small Business Development Center, I wrote 70 or 80 business plans over a 4-5 year period using your Biz Plan Builder (all of our clients bought copies). Most business owners knew how to make products, but didn’t know how to really run a business. Mainly, we introduced them to budgeting, got them to profitability sooner and enabled them to be more effective and efficient in their business practices. Also, we did lots of ‘what if’ to help them to expand their marketing areas… and that was all with the older version of Biz Plan Builder! This new version is quite a bit more powerful. The new financials give you a lot more flexibility—a lot of nice stuff in there!”
~ William Parsons, Philadelphia, PA
Please accept my thanks and appreciation for such an excellent product. It was very good when I started using it years ago, and it has improved from there. I am an adjunct instructor at Chemeketa Community College (Small Business Development Center) in Salem, Oregon. I have used several business plan applications and like Biz Plan Builder the best. I recommend it to clients when appropriate.
~ Gary Richards, Business Brokerage, M&A, Salem, OR
Request a free copy of the “Handbook of Business Planning.” This is the documentation that accompanies JIAN’s popular an successful Biz Plan Builder business planning software system. Please feel free to use this .pdf file with your clients.
“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 Biz Plan Builder, 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
Free video teaches business planning for you…
Use this free video to teach your clients about business planning… watch “The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan” — a 90-minute video.
Or watch the series of 1-5-mionute videos coaching on what investors are looking for in each section of your business plan.Click to access link to 50+ free 1-5 minute videos
- The developer of Biz Plan Builder business plan software and author of Business Black Belt speaks to an audience of entrepreneurs…
- Give your clients a head-start on investors, hiring employees, managing and marketing…
- Why bankers want your first born…
- Making sense of financial models
- Amusing anecdotes make important points stick
- Save yourself hours of explanation