how to write a business plan to raise capital free

Video – Writing Your Executive Summary:
Your “Business Description”

VIDEO – What investors and lenders look for in your business plan! In this brief video, Business Power Tools founder and BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin coaches on writing a business plan — What to think about as you edit the “Business Description” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

Don’t Read This! The Trouble with Negatives

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity. ~ Dale Carnegie, author & teacher Sometimes negatives work to grab attention, but their literal meanings…

Video – Writing your business plan — the Financial Plan

What to think about as you edit the “Financial Plan” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.

Write it how you would say it.

Excerpted from, Business Black Belt, “The Enlightened Entrepreneur’s Manifesto” It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. ~ Albert Einstein, physicist We can learn much to improve our everyday written communications by studying the techniques used by advertising copywriters. In school, some of us “BSed” our way through certain essays…