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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often from our customers:
Accessing Your Ultimate Business Plan Template
How do I download the Ultimate Business Plan Template?
Step 1: On the top of the Member’s Area home page, you will see the download links for the Ultimate Business Plan Template and Ultimate Financial Model. All you need to do is click on these links with your RIGHT mouse button.
Step 2: Once you click on the first link with your RIGHT mouse button, you’ll see a menu open up on your screen.
If you have Internet Explorer you are going to choose “Save Target As…” to download the file to your desktop. (If you have Firefox you choose “Save Link As…”
Step 3: Once you select “Save Target As…” or “Save Link As..” and click on it with your left mouse button, a download screen will come up asking you where you want to save the file to on your computer.
Step 4: Click the “Save” button with your left mouse button and the download will start automatically.
Step 5: Repeat for the Ultimate Financial Model
Note: You should save the files to your “Desktop” or another folder you can easily find. Make sure you save both files to the same folder so that you can link them successfully. Once you have downloaded the files, just go to your desktop or the folder you save it to and double click the file to open it.
What if I don’t have Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel?
If you do not have one of these programs, there are free alternatives including OpenOffice
and LibreOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org/). While we only provide support for Microsoft Office (where we guarantee compatibility), many entrepreneurs have been able to complete the Ultimate Business Plan Template with these free program solutions as well.
Using Your Ultimate Business Plan Template
The charts in my Business Plan Template are not updating correctly
Please make sure you have the Ultimate Financial Model spreadsheet (.xls) downloaded/saved in the same folder as the Ultimate Business Plan Template (.doc). Next, check to make sure the Word document is correctly linked to the excel document by right-clicking one of the charts. Choose “Linked Worksheet Object” then choose “Links…” Please point the links to the location of the Ultimate Financial Model as necessary to restore the connection between the files.
How important is it that I fill out every section of the Ultimate Business Plan Template?
We’ve designed our template to match best practices for those looking to raise capital with their business plan. As such, if you will be submitting your plan to a bank or other potential investor, it’s important to be as comprehensive as possible to address the most common questions. That said, if your plan is an internal document, fill out the parts of the Ultimate Business Plan Template that are most important to you, your team, and your business.
Billing/ Account Questions
Why was I charged again this month?
At the time of your purchase you opted into either our Growthink University or Growthink’s Insider Circle membership program. Or you purchased a product that had a payment plan option. Please contact customer service at 800-810-7068 for more information regarding your account.
Did I just miss a call from Growthink?
If you’ve just purchased the template then you may have missed a thank you call from Dave. If you have purchased Expert Market Research Delivered or another Growthink service, there is a chance you missed a call from one of our consultants. Please be sure to check your inbox for an email from your consultant. If you would like to schedule a time to speak with a consultant please call customer service at 800-810-7068.
I signed up for a trial of Growthink’s Insider Circle – how do I learn more about the program?
Growthink’s Insider Circle is a program designed to help entrepreneurs grow multi-million dollar businesses. With a focus on implementing systems in your business that will streamline your growth, the program offers a monthly newsletter and coaching calls, weekly e-classes, as well as a private online group where you can speak with Dave, members of the Growthink team, and your fellow entrepreneurs. The day after your purchase, you will receive an email with your login credentials, so you can explore Growthink’s Insider Circle more thoroughly. You have 30 days from the date of your purchase to explore the program before your first monthly charge.