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Growthink is a national business plan development company. Members of our business plan writing team are located in several major cities across the United States, including Chicago, IL. Since 1999, our business plan consulting team has written more than 5,000 professional business plans for entrepreneurs, small businesses, mid-sized firms, and Fortune 500 corporations in the Chicago area and beyond.
Our professional business plan consultants work with clients throughout the greater Chicago area including: Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Peoria, Springfield, and more.
We have written business plans for Chicago clients in hundreds of industries including sporting goods companies, alternative energy companies, internet and software companies, retail businesses, health services, and consumer & business services firms among many others.
If you are seeking professional help with your business plan, call us at 800-216-3710 or complete one of the forms below. Additional information about our professional business plan consulting services is below.
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Growthink’s business planning team has advanced degrees in business, entrepreneurial and financial backgrounds, including experience starting, financing, and growing businesses and working as angel, venture capital, and private equity investors.
We have access to several market research databases to help you better understand the emerging trends in your industry and better identify your target markets, potential risks, and growth opportunities to develop a truly comprehensive business strategy.
We work closely with you to understand and improve your business model, target market, plans for securing funding and increasing sales, and other aspects of your unique vision to build a custom business plan and financial projections that will help you reach your company goals.
We have developed business plans for clients in over 500 key industries, including startups, multi-national corporations, and non-profit organizations. We know how to develop a successful plan regardless of your stage of growth or type of business.
We are in constant contact with investors and other funding sources. This enables us to develop business plans that raise money. Since 1999, Growthink clients have raised more than $5 billion.
We don't just document your business ideas on paper. Our business plan consultants conduct market research and collaborate with you to create strategic plans for you to succeed in today's competitive environment and over the long term.
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Since Growthink was founded in 1999, we have developed business plans for over 5,000 clients around the world including:
Growthink clients compete in hundreds of different sectors and geographic markets. So, regardless of your sector or market, we have real-world expertise and experience to better serve you. Sample clients who have entrusted Growthink with developing their business plans include:
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Jay has over 25 years of experience in starting, building, advising and investing in high growth firms. His advisory work spans industries and market sectors, including corporate clients like Deutsche Bank, McKesson, Infospace, Samsung, Porsche, & Paramount Pictures seeking to inject entrepreneurship and innovation into their organizations. He has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Read more.
Growthink’s President, is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller in Entrepreneurship “Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan,” published by Wiley. Dave is a contributor for Enterpreneur.com and Forbes.com. BusinessWeek went so far as to call Dave ‘The Business Plan Expert.’ Dave has an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia. Read More
A business plan writer or consultant provides advice and recommendations to entrepreneurs and business owners about their business plans. The consultant can help with all aspects of the business planning process including the creation of a solid business strategy to obtain funds for expansion or start-up costs.
The consultant may make suggestions to improve the company’s business model, oversee the creation of a financial model and assist in the development of a marketing plan. In addition to analyzing all aspects of the business, a professional business consultant will also conduct thorough market research to ensure the business idea is viable and if so, identify the target market, growth opportunities, and the competition. The consultant may also be able to recommend resources that can be utilized by the entrepreneur or business owner to launch and/or grow their business successfully.
Simply put, hiring an expert allows you to save a significant amount of time. Between the research and number crunching that a consultant does before you start writing, it is easier to spend your time actually working on your business instead of deciphering confusing numbers and performing market research.
Using an expert also allows entrepreneurs and business owners to save money by knowing which sections need to be included in the plan and when. The business plan writer or consultant uses their expertise to know what is important when it comes to presenting a business plan that will get the desired results.
The cost of hiring someone to write a quality business plan depends on the scope and complexity of your plan and the expertise and knowledge of the business plan consultant that you use. Although fees can vary greatly, they are typically in the range of $5,000 – $25,000 with different fee structures given for writing or consulting services.
When it comes to business plan development, you pay for what you get. If you hire a cheap business plan writer, you shouldn’t expect a high-quality document that will impress investors and banks. It’s not just the writing style that you need to be concerned with. The quality of the information and resources included in your plan is key when it comes to impressing potential investors and lenders so you shouldn’t expect a cheap writer to include all of the necessary components of a business plan to point you in the right direction for success.
Finding a writer can be as easy as searching on Google for a “Chicago business plan writer.” You will find a variety of business plan writers and consultants with differing levels of expertise. You should then review the consultants’ websites, online reviews, professional credentials, and education.
After narrowing down the list of potential consultants, you should have a phone call with them to ensure that you are the right fit and that they can meet your business goals. Business plan writers and consultants should be able to discuss their experience and methodology, and how they differ from others in the field so you can choose the right person for your business.
Chicago Business Plan Writing Resources
The US Small Business Association Chicago District: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/il/chicago
City of Chicago’s Small Business Center: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/chicago-business-licensing/home.html
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: https://www.chicagolandchamber.org/sbdc/
The Chicago chapter of SCORE: https://www.score.org/chicago
World Business Chicago: https://worldbusinesschicago.com/
DuPage County’s Economic Development: https://www.choosedupage.com/
Lake County Partners: https://www.lakecountypartners.com/