How to write an information memorandum?
An Information Memorandum is the standard capital-raising document for raising funds for small cap offerings through sophisticated investors. The information contained in the Information Memorandum is similar to that contained in a business plan. However, it is tailored to potential investors and makes an offer for funds.
Deciding what information to include comes down to what information would an investor want to know to make a decision. This depends on the type of business, the technology or business concept, the market it is selling into among other things.
The core elements which should be included are the business and business model, the market offering, competitive advantages, organisational capabilities, the directors and management team. In addition, the offer for investment needs to be made which include the investment sought, the offer to the investor of what they receive in return, the use of funds and a risk and mitigation statement. The legals in reference to what part of the law you are raising money under, who the offer is open to and disclaimers etc should be included.
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How to develop a strategic business plan?
Strategic Business Plans set the strategic direction of the business over the next 3-5 years. In developing a strategic it is necessary to take a look at who you are and why you exist and your capabilities, then analyse the environment the business operates in. Based on the above information perform a SWOT Analysis to determine the best course of action for the business.
The process is based on the premise of “the best decision you can make is an informed decision”. Therefore, the more time you dedicate to collecting the relevant data, the better the decision you should make.
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What is the difference between an investor and business angel?
There are a variety of different deals struck throughout the negotiation phase in an investment matter. These at times blur the lines of exact nature of the deal and the distinction between a straight investor and a business angel.
However, if we take them at their simplest form an Investor invests the funds required in return for an equity stake in the business. They then sit back and wait for a return on their investment. Generally speaking with new start businesses or new technologies, the motivation for investment is not an annual return in the form of a dividend as they can go for a safer listed entity for this. They generally want to see their investment increase ten-fold or more over the medium-term through the business taking off.
A Business Angel will get involved in the business and will bring to the table business and/or industry experience and contacts. They will take a mentoring role to ensure the business has every chance of success. They may commit funds but will see their main investment in the business as ‘sweat equity’ working in the business in return for an equity stake in the business.
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How to write a business plan for grants?
Writing a business plan for a grant can be relatively easy depending on the grant. The most important thing to establish prior to commencing is your eligibility to receive the grant. Read through the all the information regarding in relation to the grant to get an understanding the government’s motivation in offering the grant, what are they trying to achieve. If your business helps to achieve this objective then you’re on the right path.
Next closely check the eligibility criteria to ensure your business fits within the criteria. If this all looks good then go through the application to find out what they are after in the business plan. Most grants will give what elements they want to see covered in the business plan. This is good and bad. It’s good because you now know what be addressed in the business plan, but it’s bad because so does everyone else and you need to ensure your business plan stands out from the crowd. The content and the way it is presented must demonstrate how your business will help achieve the government’s objectives, and that your business is professional and has the organisational capabilities to be trusted with public money.
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How to write a business plan for a builders license?
Business Plans for Builder’s Licences greatly depend on the criteria set by the regulatory body requesting the business plan. We have completed 100’s of builder’s business plans and the first step is to get the criteria of what they want to see in the business plan. Once you have this it is a matter of ensuring you have sufficient information to cover off the areas, and then presenting the information in a professional manner.
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How to write a business plan for immigration?
Business plans for immigration will depend on the visa being sought. The most popular request we receive is for a business plan for a 457 visa. These business plans are similar to the plans we prepare for bank funding. The plan should cover the business profile, how it operates, its plans for expansion, the directors and financials. The main thing that needs to be covered are the case for sponsorship, which covers what particular skills does the business require, why it can’t source these skills locally, what actions it has taken to employ locally, and demonstrate that the sponsored applicant possesses these skills.
How to write a business plan for investors?
A business plan for investors requires a lot more information than a plan for the bank. The decision-making process is generally more intensive as (depending on the agreement reached) the funds are handed across without a requirement to pay the money back.
The goal when preparing a business plan for investors is to provide sufficient information for them to know whether they are interested in the concept and want to know more, or they understand the concept and are not interested.
We try to limit business plans for investors to between 20 -30pages. It is important to cover off what makes your business so special, how you will commercialise and monetise your concept, who is involved in the project, the risks involved, and how the money will be spent.
How to write a business plan for a bank loan?
Generally, business plans for bank loans are quite simple. The bank needs to understand what the business is, how it will operate, plans for promoting the business, and who the directors are. The banks will assess the loan application on two main criteria for start-up businesses. First, the business itself and the business plan. Secondly, they will assess the financial situation of the directors.
What is a business plan?
A business plan is simply a document that maps out the business activities and the intentions of the owner in operating and growing the business. There are numerous varieties of business plans depending on the objective of the business plan. To learn more http://businessplans.com.au/product/