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Your business plan may be the most important document you’ll ever create. It’s both a road map for you and an enticement for investors. But it can be complicated to write. Many seasoned entrepreneurs often don’t know where to begin when they have to put their ideas into words and numbers. With Biz Plan Builder business plan software, most of the work has already been done for you.
I researched business planning software very carefully… it wasn’t just about a few hundred dollars or saving money on this software… I needed a plan that really made me look good to investors and really showed my business and product in the best light… I have a unique business and wanted a financial model that I could customize… I needed something practical to bridge the gap between myself and investors… some of these guys are old school! When I asked around, almost everyone – especially the successsful people – recommended JIAN’s BizPlanBuilder.
– Brad Axelrad, Founder & Director, The Law of Attraction Center, Newport Beach, CA
Biz Plan Builder makes it easy for you to organize your ideas, calculate your costs, your profits, and express your business vision with clarity. That’s why Biz Plan Builder is so widely valued as the best business plan software by bankers, investors, consultants and so many successful business owners.
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
Write a business plan to succeed with investors, lenders and bootstrapping…
We often remind people that, “The better job you do on your business plan, the better deal you’ll get!” The Biz Plan Builder business planning system makes it as easy as 1-2-3…
- Complete the sentences and fill in the blanks, using Microsoft® Word and Excel
- Perfect your presentation with Biz Plan Builder’s proven PowerPoint® investor pitch template
- Compile your custom plan, print and present – it’s that easy!
Whether you are raising $5,000, $50 million or bootstrapping, the Biz Plan Builder business plan system will help you produce a professional business plan more quickly and with less effort than ever before. Now you can quickly express your business ideas in easy to understand terms that investors and lenders will appreciate. Even if you don’t need outside capital right now, you can use Biz Plan Builder to reinvent your company to run more efficiently. Best of all, business advice and example text is provided at every step to ensure your success and get your business plan done fast.
JIAN’s Biz Plan Builder 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… Biz Plan Builder also offers a better collection of financial tables, ratios, and projections than any competitor.
Biz Plan Builder Professional – Business plan software includes:
- 20+ years of advancements in business plan structure and content
- Expert advice from investors, lenders, and consultants compiled into comments throughout
- Professionally programmed business financial forecasting models
- MIDAS Business Plan Wizard – a sophisticated document management system that organizes your documents and leads you every step of the way.
Also includes these special bonus features:
- Comprehensive Handbook of Business Planning (pdf ebook)
- “65 Ways to Finance Your Business“
- Video/Seminar: The Thinking Behind Your Business Plan
- 60+ financing support documents & worksheets
- All orders include instant download after purchase.
“JIAN’s focus on business planning is tighter and more concise than many of its competitors,
with a strong dose of sales and marketing insights that help the plan serve as a working document rather than just a financial tool.”
– Dave McClure, Accounting Today
The best of thousands of real, successful business plan elements incorporated
We’ve studied thousands of investors, lenders, deals and business plans over the past 20 years and combined the best content into the Biz Plan Builder business planning system. If your business is unique, you will benefit from our industry cross-pollination approach that gives you more to work with. A competitor claims “500 sample plans…,” but Biz Plan Builder is focused on the successful elements required to appeal to investors and lenders. (The equivalent of those 500 plans can be created by changing the database elements within Biz Plan Builder – the rest is easily customizable to give you exactly what you want.)
I’m sending you this email to let you know that I think you have an excellent product. I’ve used Business Plan Pro and it doesn’t come close to being as robust as BizPlanBuilder. It used to be frustrating to get my plans looking the way I needed them to look. Thanks again for offering such a thorough and complete. Feel free to quote me on this!
– David Vallejo, President/CEO, LatinsOnline, Monterey Park, CA
You’ll find that this method is far more robust than deconstructing and rebuilding a limited so-called industry-specific cookie-cutter plan template. Biz Plan Builder Professional provides the knowledge, tools, ease and the know how needed to write a winning business plan fast. Click here for more information or to order >>>
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
Expert comments throughout provide step-by-step direction
The next best thing to having us do the work for you is to have an expert sitting next to you as you develop your business plan. Throughout every section, you will find expert advice, comments and suggestions explaining what to do and why. It’s a little irreverent, but you need to understand it like it is. (Only you will see them—they don’t print.)
People come to us all the time seeking funding and we use Biz Plan Builder to show them the business plan content and format we’d like to see.
We refer to it on a regular basis… it makes life a lot easier for all of us.
– David Wilt, E.D. Wilt Investments, Inc., Washington, D.C.
20 years studying what investors & lenders actually finance
Our customers report having raised over $2 billion through venture capitalists, investors, banks, the SBA and corporate management. While many investors will tell you they want just a 2-3 page plan (use the Executive Summary), it will actually take a lot more than that to attract a real investment. Given our unique experience, we help you anticipate investors’ and lenders’ questions.
The Biz Plan Builder was a life saver in dealing with SBA loans and investors.
You have to be so perfect & the Biz Plan Builder allowed me to do so. Thanks.
– Shirley Duncan, Duncan Enterprises, Wheeling, IL
Biz Plan Builder enables team collaboration
Biz Plan Builder – business plan software is enables you to collaborate with colleagues when you work over a network or the Internet to get your plan done faster. Each partner needs their own copy of Biz Plan Builder, and we give you a great price on multiple licenses. Once you’re done customizing your business plan, just print, email or save your business plan to a lender approved format including PDF.
Unlike other business plan products you NEVER need to export your plan to Word or Excel in order to edit or format because Biz Plan Builder uses MS Office from start to finish to guarantee professional hassle-free results fast.
I teach a class for SCORE on how to prepare a business plan. You will be pleased to know that most of our counselors recommend Biz Plan Builder to our clients. Thank you!
– Terry Little
Straight-forward + Flexible financial models — easy for both novices & experts
Whether you’re writing a formal business plan for investors or developing a meaningful forecast for your business, Biz Plan Builder’s financial models will make the process faster, easier, and yes — even fun! You don’t have to be a spreadsheet or financial expert. (If you are, you can customize everything in Excel.)
The sections of your plan that a lender will focus on include those addressing historical performance, projected future performance, and management experience. (If you need help putting together an appropriate business plan, try using JIAN’s Biz Plan Builder software tool.
It is easy to use and recognizable to most lenders.)”
– Doug Hood, Venture Capitalist, Atlanta, GA
What if I’m freaked-out about financials?
Not surprisingly, it seems that many people are. Especially if you are right-brain dominant, an artist, idea person, a big picture thinker who sometimes gets tripped up by details. And by “business.” That was Burke’s problem way back when, and he developed the original financials so they made sense to him. Being a marketing guy, he also wanted them to act like a ‘brochure’ — explaining, selling, demonstrating to the financial types what was going on financially in the business and convincing them (himself first) that the business made sense. Click here for more information or to order >>>
Easy and flexible financial projections at-a-glance
All Biz Plan Builder financial forecasting models use Excel workbooks enabling complete flexibility to customize them to your exact requirements. We broke it down into many bite-sized sections that you can easily fill-in with your best guesses…
Enter your sales, expense, growth and other assumptions and let Biz Plan Builder run the calculations. Every page is automatically linked together. Biz Plan Builder 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.
See “what-if” when you change scenarios. You can quickly get a rough draft of the financials out fairly easily and quickly. It’s easy to update—If you change a number, the spreadsheets automatically recalculate for you.
- Basic Financial Statements: Stand-alone Income, Cashflow & Balance Sheet put together a quick look at your financial picture—for businesses not necessarily seeking funding.
- Bank Loans: Linked statements for product or service businesses—great for presentations to SBA / lenders.
- Comprehensive Budget / Feasibility Plan: Bottom-up/Top-down system helps you build a complete financial forecast—particularly valuable for start-up or growing businesses. This model also includes our exclusive one-page “Best/Worst” case Sensitivity Analysis, business valuation, investment analysis as well as 30+ ratios to measure performance in every area.
Shows the math — makes understanding easy
To get through to the skeptics, you must show how believable numbers can add up—unlike other financial models (input -> [black-box] -> output), here you will see the math, and be able to explain “how you got there” in a clear and logical manner.
I’m a general contractor. I invented a new construction tool and I needed some money to build a prototype and launch a new business. I pretty much knew what I needed to do and I had a potential investor lined up, but he wanted to see a business plan before he invested a dime. I bought BizPlanBuilder on Monday, wrote it on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and on Saturday he gave me $45,000.
~ Mark Martinez, Oceanside, CA
Automatically calculates business valuation, capitalization and financing analysis
Given a certain amount of investment, how many shares would your investor(s) get? What % of the company would they own? We use several methods to triangulate a respectable valuation for your business as well as to provide a credible determination of your business valuation and investor financing analysis.
- Harvard Model
- 1st Chicago Method
- Discounted Future Cashflow
- Common VC Formula
- Weighted Average (all of the above)
“We’ve been using your financial model for many years for financial analysis, partnering, M&A, and VC analysis here in Silicon Valley and in Europe. I have used a few other programs that cost $1500+ and yours are better, more accurate and more detailed. I can trust the integrity of the BizPlanBuilder financial models.”
– Geir Ilstad, Principal, Prudent Management, Los Altos, CA
Bonus Book: Handbook of Business Planning is included with Biz Plan Builder
The JIAN Handbook of Business Planning also provides a wealth of business and business planning experience, ideas and information to help you write your business plan fast – and build your business more effectively, with or without outside financing.
…Biz Plan Builder 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
While you are here, take a look at our on-line Business FAQs to learn more about business planning and investors. With Biz Plan Builder and JIAN’s support, when you’re plan is done, you will be able to handle the toughest audiences and answer every question.
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
Some frequently asked questions
What if my business is different?
If you have an idea for a unique business—you are not doing it the way “it’s been done before,” this is what Biz Plan Builder is designed for. If you want an angel investor, venture capitalist or any lender to understand and believe in your unusual approach, and take you seriously, Biz Plan Builder is the ideal business planning system to help you win them over. It is the perfect choice to download to help you create a consciously written plan which will contain all of the information you need to present in an easy to read, authentically impressive format expected by investors and lenders today.
What if I’m not sure about writing business plans?
You may know your business and be very excited about the possibilities; however, you may not know how to write a business plan. This is very common. (And, if you don’t know your business very well, but are still excited about your concept, Biz Plan Buidler will help you build a business around it.) Writing a plan to map out your entire business to convince an investor or lender to back you is different. That’s where we come in.
As someone who had never turned on a computer, I used biz plan builder and raised $5 million in capital to buy a large health club because of your software. I still get compliments on my first biz plan when folks want to see what we did to raise our original capital. I always send them your direction!
– Bob Shoulders, Fayetteville Athletic Club, Fayetteville, AR
Biz Plan Builder is an all-inclusive business planning system that provides you with all of the tools and knowledge necessary to create a convincing plan. (And build a business.) Fortunately, it’s simple enough and easy to use. We used Microsoft Word templates and Excel workbooks as the basis for your entire business plan.
All you need to do is follow the menus that will guide you through the entire process to publishing a plan you can take to any investor or lender. Here are just a few things you can count on doing:
- Learn as much as possible about business
- Organize your ideas, focus your team
- Prove to investors that you have a real business
- Cover all the bases from market size, competitive advantages, demographics, financing, fulfillment …
- Forecast your costs, profits, cashflow…
- Calculate your ‘deal’ and Return on Investment
- Speak the language financial people understand
I needed to put together a company wide strategy… BizPlanBuilder really worked like a charm. I thought this is a goldmine – it has a nice structure and lots of great content & ideas. I expected a political nightmare as I introduced it across the company, but it actually got people to focus and work together. We pulled a team together and interviewed about 30 people. I could have called McKinsey and spent a gazillion $ and sure it would have had some more spit & polish, but it wouldn’t have been a better performer than your template. Our VP Corp Mfg presented our resulting document all over the world! I definitely think BizPlanBuilder helped me and it really drove the HP’s focus and strategies for many years.
~ Greg Jacobus, Manager of Mfg Education & Strategy, Hewlett Packard
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