Founders Blog

  • What is in a Business Plan: Product Description (Part 4 of 11)
    Business Plans: Product Decriptions from The Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 5-25 hours In this section you get the chance to clearly explain the products or services your business will offer. The information provided in this section will become the basis of your marketing plan Product description sho[...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Industry Analysis (Part 6 of 11)
    Industry Analysis from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion:Approximately 30 HOURS An Industry Analysis is the "analysis of conditions in an industry at a particular time, including the behavior of and relations between competitors, suppliers, and customers. Understanding the different factors at work ([...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Marketing Plan (Part 8 of 11)
    The Marketing Plan from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 20-30 hours Your Marketing Plan gives a complete picture of your marketing goals, strategies and tactics. By answering many questions that will help your product reach your potential customers. Some of the processes that you [...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Management Team (Part 10 of 11)
    Management Team from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 20 hours This section describe the team that will help you succeed in building your business. To write this section a considerable amount of time and energy will need to be spent or have been spent on researching and building rela[...]

  • Are You Running Your Business or is It Running You?
    Running a Business from the Startup Garage

    Lots of small business owners struggle with the same thing: the idea that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. So exhausted, they often see the mirage of greener pastures in jobs with less opportunity because the pressures, responsibilities and en[...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Market Analysis (Part 5 of 11)
    Market Analysis from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 20-30 hours A Market Analysis is conducted to define and determine the attractiveness of a given market, and to understand its evolving opportunities and threats as they relate to the strength and weaknesses of a particular busine[...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Competitive Analysis (Part 7 of 11)
    Competitive Analysis from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 20-30 hours Competitive Analysis [...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Operations Plan (Part 9 of 11)
    Operations Plan from the Startup Garage

    Time To Complete: Approximately 10-40 hours The Operational Plan is an essential component of the business plan and it tells the reviewer how you are going to get your product/service out to market. That is, how are you going to get your product out of the produc[...]

  • What is in a Business Plan: Financial Projections (Part 11 of 11)
    Financial Projections from the Startup Garage

    Time For Completion: Approximately 35 hours Financial statements are a very important part of your business plan. They give you an idea of how your business would be performing according to the market assumptions and the business model you choose. Ask somebod[...]