Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it usually take to write the plan?
The typical plan takes two to three months to conduct initial interviews,
secondary research, draft work and final presentation
What is the typical cost of a consulting engagement with Bejtlich & Associates?
Typical briefer and smaller engagements run from $3,000 to $5,000. Longer engagements for more complicated and more comprehensive business plans typically range from $15,000 to $25,000.
How often should the plan be revised?
At least once each fiscal year or any time there is a major change
impacting the business environment in which your venture is operating
10 Bejtlich & Associates FAQs
To prove your concept on paper
To attract investors
To secure a loan
To help manage the growth of your firm
Because we have 20 years of experience specializing in the preparation of business plans
Because we are passionate about providing a high quality plan to our clients at a fair price
We have a network of associates including bankers, accountants, web site designers and marketing consultants to assist you
We can help you arrange financing once your plan is approved
We can assist in training your staff to keep budgets and update the plan as needed
We can provide ongoing consulting assistance and support for as
long as you need us to accomplish your plan goals
It is impeccably well-researched and beautifully presented
It includes well-integrated marketing, organizational and financial plans that make sense
Its length is less than 25 written pages with supplementary information provided in well ordered appendices
It is clear, concise and readily understandable
While it is possible to write the entire plan for you from "soup to nuts",
typically, the most effective approach is when both the client and consultant
"roll up their sleeves" and work on the plan together.
It's generally better if we assist you in writing your plan rather than writing a plan for you.
The plan should reflect a middle of the road assessment
(for example, projections should not be overly conservative or aggressive)
The plan should clearly state and discuss potential risks for undertaking the venture
Look at writing a business plan as a tool to convince yourself of the worthiness of undertaking the venture
Look at the planning process as the means to do everything that a reasonable person could do prior
Often, it makes sense to take at least initial implementation steps while undertaking the plan