Creating a Business Plan

Creating a thoughtful, complete business plan is a big challenge—and absolutely essential for raising capital, recruiting employees, advisors, and board members. More importantly, it helps you gain the clarity of thought necessary to develop, manage, and communicate about your business.

Rather than starting with a detailed, long, and difficult-to-compose written document, Venture Creations coaches favor the Business Model Canvas. This is a flexible, easy tool for capturing the important inputs to your plan. And it’s a framework for testing and validating your hypotheses about your business, which are likely to be very fluid in early stage companies.  Developed at Stanford University and required by the NSF, it has become the de facto standard for startups throughout the U.S.

Using our expertise with the Business Model Canvas, we help our member companies on their journey to developing a comprehensive business plan that meets investor expectations.

Business Model Canvas

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