From: Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink
Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Dear Fellow Entrepreneur,
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My first business plan success was actually a “lucky” accident.
Here’s what happened...
In the early 1990’s, I had graduated from college, and I was helping a startup energy company called Keyspan Energy Services (KES).
They were creating a new division of the company, and I agreed to write the business plan. (Nobody else wanted to do it... They all considered writing a business plan to be a boring “chore”).
Well, to my amazement, within three years, KES was generating over $1 billion per year in revenues!
“Wow” I thought to myself.... It was incredible to me that you could take an idea, put it on paper, and have it turn into something that valuable, in such a short period of time.
Immediately I knew I had found my calling... to become an entrepreneur myself, and help other entrepreneurs achieve outrageous success.
I was instantly hooked by the excitement of starting businesses and watching it become incredibly successful, almost overnight.
Like you, I had a ton of business ideas in my head, but I also realized I had a lot to learn, so I decided to go to business school first, to sharpen by skills.
Fast-forward a couple years, and it’s 1999, and I’m about to graduate from UCLA business school...
If you don’t remember, that was pretty much the height of the “Dot Com Boom”... In those days, venture capital dollars were flowing like water.
And as you might expect, almost all of my MBA classmates at UCLA had ideas to start a “dot com” internet business, so they could raise venture capital, and hit the jackpot too.
Of course, I was going to start a new business, too...
And I quickly realized an obvious opportunity staring me in the face... I could write the business plans for all of my classmates who were starting new businesses!
So that’s what I did -- I personally wrote dozens of business plans in those first few months after getting my MBA.
It was exhausting work, and I was pulling “all nighters” left and right... But it was incredibly exciting and satisfying work, and I loved every minute of it.
And, right around that time, that’s when something really surprising happened...
I received a call from The Los Angeles Times, because they wanted to do a feature story on me, about how I was writing business plans for all of my classmates.
I couldn’t believe it... It was a very exciting time for me.
As you might expect, things really started to snowball from there...
Immediately, I started getting more and more requests from all types of entrepreneurs and companies to develop their business plans.
Suddenly, this was WAY more work for just a “one man shop” ...
Since I couldn’t possibly write all the business plans myself, I decided to hire some other people, and build a company that would develop business plans for entrepreneurs.
Today, this company is Growthink. I founded Growthink in 1999 and we now have offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
At Growthink, we were doing such a good job developing business plans for clients, that we quickly made a name for ourselves.
Personally, I never set out to be known as “The Business Plan Expert” – but that’s exactly what BusinessWeek called me when they interviewed me:
Over the past several years, I’ve received calls from reporters from all over the country, from CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on and on and on.
In fact, Growthink’s business planning expertise has been quoted and featured in all sorts of news sources, including:
Once we started to get all of this attention, business really picked up. In fact, Growthink has been listed TWICE on the Inc 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in the USA.
But look -- I’m not saying all this to brag...
In fact, with all this attention for being “The Business Plan Expert,” I had a BIG problem on my hands... business was booming!
That might sound like a good thing, but in reality, I faced a really big challenge....
I couldn’t possibly write all of these business plans myself!
Instead, I had to train a team of consultants who could develop really good business plans, and QUICKLY, so that we could keep up with demand for our services.
So, I sat down and really thought through the business plan process, and created a simple, step-by-step business plan template that my team could use...
And over the past 10 years, my business plan “formula” has been incredibly effective.
Since 1999, Growthink has developed business plans for more than 2,000 entrepreneurs. And our clients have achieved incredible success... Growthink clients have raised $1 Billion!
And Now I Want to Give YOU My Proven System for Creating a High-Quality Business Plan, Quickly & Easily, in Just a Few Hours...
When you download Growthink’s “Ultimate Business Plan Template,” you get:
My “Ultimate Business Plan Template” makes it as easy as possible for you to create a high-quality business plan, FAST.
But perhaps you’d like to know the entire thought process that went into creating this successful business plan template.
After all, a business plan is more than just “paper and ink”... it’s the strategic roadmap for growing your business.
In this 54-minute audio program, I give you all of my best-kept secrets for developing an ultra-successful business plan.
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve got tons of ideas, too much on your plate, and not enough time.
In fact, you may have been procrastinating for months before finally deciding to get my “Ultimate Business Plan Template” and finish your business plan today.
Well... as they say... Time is Money.
And time is the one thing you can’t get more of right?
But I say they’re wrong... You CAN get more time!
And I’ll show you how, in my powerful audio training course, “Productivity Secrets for Entrepreneurs.”
Here’s what’s included:
In this training program, you’ll discover:
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re creating a business plan because you want to raise capital. You need to show your business plan to investors or lenders.
Well, if you’re looking to raise capital, this is your opportunity to eavesdrop on 15 exclusive coaching calls I recorded with world-renowned venture capitalists, serial “funded” entrepreneurs, angel investors, loan officers, negotiation experts, and advisors...
During these calls, I grilled these experts so you could learn every conceivable insiders tip and technique to help you successfully raise capital!
Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists & Loan Officers
In these seven exclusive interviews, I got angel investors, VCs and loan officers to reveal how to find and contact them, and what you need to say (and what NOT to say) and do to successfully raise capital.
Entrepreneurs Who Have Raised Capital
In these six interviews I recently conducted, these entrepreneurs revealed the exact steps they took to successfully raise money for their companies (including how a 19-year-old college drop-out raised $5 million for his business idea). Each story is unique and teaches you practical techniques you can use to successfully raise capital.
Negotiators & Advisors
In these expert interviews I conducted, you’ll learn to avoid the tricks that investors and lenders play, how to raise money on YOUR terms, and protect your business ideas during the capital-raising process.
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"I didn't feel I knew enough to write a business plan... But this is a very good and thorough template. It'll help ensure that we cover all aspects of the business in the beginning in order to avoid surprises."
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"Your template made the process easier."
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Right now, I’m in a position to do something for you that no other person can... I’m going to give you my proven formula to create a winning business plan – just like I did for myself and thousands of other successful entrepreneurs.
You get everything for a small, one-time investment of only $97. Best of all, you get my entire system instantly (you’ll download it directly to your computer). You don’t have to wait for shipping.
Just click, buy, and start growing your business – instantly.
If saving you time, money and having the right plan that grows your business isn’t incentive enough for you to take action right now... then I’ll do you one better.
I’m going to make this as simple and easy as it could be for you to get started. Try Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template today and use it, create your plan and get on your way to success.
If you’re not 100% thrilled with the ease in which your plan comes together, and the results you get... then at any time within the next year (365 days) just email me and we’ll refund 100% of your money.
In this way, you’re actually not risking any money at all. Why? Because you only pay if you get massive value and results for your small investment.
And because I’m offering you a full 100% Money-Back Guarantee for the next 365 days from when you get the Template, if you buy my template today, and 364 days from now you decide that the template wasn’t right for your business, I’ll refund your money immediately.
All you need to do is send me an email saying "Hey Dave, it didn't work", and I'll promptly refund 100% of your money -- no hard feelings whatsoever.
I really want every entrepreneur to try my business plan template and be successful. If you aren’t as successful as you want to be with the business plan I’m going to create for you- then you won’t pay a thing.
Isn’t that the way it should be? You only pay for what actually works!
For only $97, you get my Ultimate Business Plan Template, Business Plan Secrets audio program, Productivity Secrets audio training, and Insider Capital-Raising Secrets recordings.
Do you know the #1 thing I’ve found in common among the thousands of successful entrepreneurs I’ve worked with over the past 10 years?
They don’t wait.... don’t procrastinate... don’t put things off...
When they see opportunities, successful entrepreneurs take immediate action.
Remember, this is a proven business plan system with a 10-year track record of results. I’ve done all the hard work for you, and I’m giving you all of my best tools and strategies to take your business to the next level.
So, if you’re serious... if you really want to build a successful business...
Order right now -- while it’s fresh in your mind -- before another day goes by and you still haven’t finished your business plan.
To Your Success!
“The Business Plan Expert”
President, Growthink, Inc.
P.S. Just to remind you...
You can try the Ultimate Business Plan Template right now with my 100% Money Back Guarantee for the next 365 days.
You’ll get to use Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template immediately and get all the results that come from it.
Then, if at any time for a FULL YEAR you decide it wasn’t for you... you can simply email me and get a 100% refund of your money.
Plus, you can still KEEP All the Extra Bonuses (worth $491) as my gift to you, just for giving Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template a try.
P.P.S. Got questions?
I’ve tried to answer any questions that you might have below. If you have any remaining questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 877-BIZ-PLAN.
Q: Who is Growthink?
A: Growthink is a leading business plan company, established in 1999. We’re members of the “Better Business Bureau” with an “A” Rating. Click here to view our BBB profile.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed more than 2,000 business plans for clients, including entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even big, multi-national corporations like Deutsche Bank, NEC, McKesson, Porsche... as well as non-profits like The Salvation Army... and even a few celebrities (most recently, Venus Williams hired us to create the business plan for her new design company).
But our roots are really in developing business plans for entrepreneurs like YOU, and that’s why we’re in this business – to help YOU succeed. If you have any questions about us or our business plan template, call us at 877-BIZ-PLAN.
Q: I'm new at this.... Can I really do this? I've never written a business plan before, and I’m totally overwhelmed and intimidated by the idea of it. Can someone like me, with little experience, be successful? Is this easy to understand, or is it too advanced for me?
A: Don't worry - yes, you can! Anyone else can easily follow our basic instructions and create a great business plan quickly and easily. Plus, you’ll also get a 1-on-1 FREE Consultation with a Growthink Senior Business Plan Coach, to answer any questions you have. We’re here to make sure you finish your business plan, and take your business to the next level!
Q: Will this work for my type of business?
A: YES. Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template has been used by entrepreneurs in more than 500 industries to create successful business plans. It has specifically been designed for easy customization to all markets.
Q: What about the financial projections? I understand that customizing the text portion of the business plan in Microsoft Word® seems easy, but I’m not good with numbers. How easy is it to complete the financials?
A: Completing your financials has never been easier... The financial section of Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template is done in Microsoft Excel®. All the financial calculations are done for you and you simply need to input your expectations. For example, for your revenue calculations, you simply need to type in the number of sales you expect, and the price per sale, and our template calculates it all for you in seconds. If you have any questions about how this stuff works, you can ask a senior Growthink business plan coach during your FREE 1-on-1 60-minute call!
Q. I have an established business, will Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template work for me, too... or is it just for startups?
A. Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template is designed for BOTH established businesses and startups. Our template is based on the methodology Growthink business plan consultants have used to develop more than 2,000 successful business plans for entrepreneurs, startups, non-profits like the Salvation Army, and multi-national corporations like Deutsche Bank, NEC, McKesson, and Porsche.
Q. How do I get Growthink’s Ultimate Business Plan Template?
A. Simple. Just click the “Download Now” button and complete the online order form. Then, you will be presented with a special link. Simply click on that link and the template will be downloaded to your computer. Then, all you have to do is open and edit the Microsoft Word® and Microsoft Excel® files and your professional business plan will be complete. You will be emailed a link to access all of your bonuses, and an email to schedule your free 1-on-1 call at a time convenient to you
If you have any other questions about the template, just call us at 877-BIZ-PLAN.