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Do your research: Make sure the business plan you’re submitting is formatted in a way that conforms with what a prospective investor is going to expect.  There are a lot of resources out there for you to consult before submitting your plan (see the “additional resources” tab); this is your moment for your vision to shine through, so make sure your plan is polished.


Be straightforward: A lot of startups will submit plans that omit unfavorable details, downplay potential risks, mask financial discrepancies, or contain outright factual inaccuracies.  Please do not allow yourself to fall prey to these mistakes.  Our due diligence process is extraordinarily thorough; if anything is not entirely in line with what you’ve described, we will find out, and that will be the end of our discussion.  Working together as a team requires openness and honesty; lay everything out on the table and if there are difficulties to overcome or fears to confront, we’ll tackle them together.


Emphasize your strengths: Have a really diverse team, great connections, or a comprehensive breadth of knowledge and skills?  Be sure to spell to that out in your business plan.  We can connect dots just fine, but it’s better if you clearly acknowledge strengths and synergies that will maximize your business’s chances of success.


Be at ease: We want everyone we work with to succeed, and success requires cooperation and mutual respect.  A little bit of anxiety when submitting a business plan or delivering a pitch is natural, but don’t let nerves rattle you when composing your plan or giving your presentation.  Entrepreneurs who exhibit confidence, honesty, and a high degree of relevant knowledge are the most likely to succeed in delivering a pitch, even if they don’t have the perfect response to every question that comes up.

Help getting started:


The Southern Council Of Retired Executives is supported by the United States Small Business Administration and provides free access to skilled mentors as well as workshops, tools, counseling, and other resources at little or no cost.  Scheduling an appointment with SCORE mentors for a helping hand may provide you with useful insights and help you to iron out any wrinkles you may be struggling with in getting your business off the ground.  If you’re having difficulty drafting any aspect of your business plan, SCORE may be able to help.



The United States Small Business Administration is a taxpayer-funded government organization created for the sole purpose of helping budding entrepreneurs (like you!) succeed.  The link above offers step-by-step guidance on composing a business plan that will look familiar to prospective investors while offering some additional tips on how to make your plan stand out.  Even if you’ve got your business plan covered, the SBA website offers a number of resources that may be worth exploring.


General business plan advice and guidance:

Below is a list of links to various sources that we have not vetted personally, but which appear to offer useful insights into drafting a business plan.  Please feel free to use these links to supplement your existing knowledge and to gain further insight into the drafting process.  Note that some of these sites may include advertisements for products and/or services claiming to help with the drafting of a business plan.  PMA does not endorse any paid product or service in drafting a business plan. You’re probably going to be better served thoroughly researching the process and learning how to write the plan yourself, particularly when the time comes to give a pitch on your plan.