How to Write an Effective Business Plan Cover Letter

Written by Dave Lavinsky

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Anyone who is seeking investment or a loan should have a well-written and well-researched business plan. It will not only help you to make a good first impression with potential investors and lenders, but it can also provide them with all of the information they need in order to make their decision about funding your business.

When approaching investors and lenders, you will want to make sure that you have a cover letter to introduce your business plan. In this article, you will learn what a business plan cover letter is, why it is important, and a proven template for you to use.

A business plan cover letter is a type of professional correspondence that you send with your business plan to introduce yourself and your plan to a potential investor or lender. It is important to make a good first impression with your cover letter, as it is likely the first thing the reader will see.

 

Why is a Business Plan Cover Letter Important?

The main purpose of the cover letter is to make a good first impression and to sell your business idea. It is also your chance to explain why your business is a good investment or business loan candidate.

Optionally, you can explain why you are approaching the potential investor or lender and what they can gain from investing in your business.

 

How to Write a Cover Letter Properly

In order to compose an effective cover letter, you should keep several things in mind.

First, try not to exceed a half-page for your cover letter. The person that you are sending it to is likely going through a large stack of business plans, and they don’t have time to read a long cover letter from every business owner in need of funding. It should be long enough to make a good impression, but short enough to create interest to entice the reader to read your business plan to learn more.

Second, you should make sure that your cover letter is well-written and professional-looking. It is important to take the time to draft a good cover letter, in the proper business cover letter format, as it can help to make a positive impression on the reader.

Finally, you should tailor your business plan cover letter specifically for the person or company you are sending it to. If you were sending it to a small business investor, you should mention that. If you were sending it to a bank, make sure to mention your plans for repayment of the loan. 

However, because most business plans are sent to investors or lenders via email, a formal cover letter isn’t always needed.

Rather, you can simply put a note in the body of your email.

Regardless of the method of delivery, your contact information should be included, as well as any other important details that will help your reader contact you to talk through your funding options further.

Growthink’s Business Plan Cover Letter Template

Below is our sample business plan cover letter template that can either be sent via email or print.
sample business plan cover letters


 

Other Business Plan Cover Letter Examples

Use the cover letter examples below to help inspire you to create your own cover letter for your new business venture or to grow your existing organization. 
 

Olivia’s Bakery

Dear Investor,

Olivia’s bakery is a family-owned and operated business that has been in operation for over five years. We are a full-service bakery that specializes in creating delicious, fresh pastries, cakes, and breads.

Our bakery has been a staple in the community and we have developed a strong following of customers who appreciate our unique products. Our goal is to continue growing our business by expanding our product offerings and reaching new customers.

We believe that our bakery has great potential and would be a valuable addition to your portfolio. We would be grateful if you could take the time to review our business plan and provide us with your feedback. We would love for you to stop by our bakery and try some of our goods.

Please feel free to call me at 555-555-1212 if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Olivia’s Bakery

 

The Hudson Boutique Hotel

Dear Mr. James Peterson,

The Hudson offers an upscale experience in a smaller city setting with all of the comfort and amenities of home. We offer our guests free Wi-Fi access as well as complimentary breakfast and on-site parking. Our rooms are modern and elegant, and we provide luxury bedding that helps ensure a quality night’s sleep.

Our location at 412 National Street is just two blocks from downtown and within walking distance to several popular restaurants and shops. Please refer to the attached business plan for more information on location specifics. This document also outlines our company philosophy including management team profiles, financial projections, and more.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am eager to discuss our plans to expand the boutique hotel further with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 555-555-1212 should you have any questions or would like to arrange a meeting.

Sincerely,

The Hudson Boutique Hotel

 

ABC Widgets Inc.

To Whom It May Concern,

ABC Widgets Inc. is a widget manufacturer that has been in business for over 10 years. We specialize in the production of high-quality widgets for both commercial and residential use. We have a strong reputation for providing an excellent customer experience and our widgets are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our business and are in the process of constructing a new widget factory. This facility will allow us to increase our production capacity and meet the growing demand for our widgets.

Please find attached a copy of our business plan which provides more information on our company and product offerings. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to review our plan and provide us with your feedback. We would also love to schedule a meeting so that we can discuss our expansion plans in further detail.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

ABC Widgets Inc.

 

XYZ Tours

Hello,

My name is John Doe and I am the owner of XYZ Tours, a travel agency based in New York City. We have been in business for over 30 years and specialize in group tours to European destinations.

I am writing to request your support for our organization as we continue to expand operations and reach out to customers nationwide. Our goal is to be the leading tour operator in the Northeast by 2022 and we can achieve this with your help.

With a location just steps from Columbus Circle, XYZ Tours has easy access from Midtown Manhattan making it an ideal destination for tourists from all over the country. As one of our valued partners, you will receive preferred pricing on all of our services including transportation, lodging, and entertainment options.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 555-555-1212.

Thank you,

John Doe

Owner, XYZ Tours LLC.

 

The Smith Corporation

Dear Mr. Brown,

The Smith Corporation is a leading producer of high-quality office furniture. For the past 30 years, we have been committed to providing our customers with the best products and installation services in the industry.

We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding our operations and are in the process of constructing a new production facility. This facility will allow us to increase our production capacity and meet the growing demand for our furniture.

Please find attached a copy of our business plan which provides more information on our company and product offerings. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to review our plan and provide us with your feedback. We would also love to schedule a meeting so that we can discuss our expansion plans in further detail.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

The Smith Corporation

 

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