Need A Business Plan For Your Business?

Awesome! You're in the right place. We write business plans for businesses just like yours. And not the fill-in-the-blank type of business plan that you have probably already tried to complete on your own either,
but solid, implementable plans, written by a real business planning expert, that are professional, worthy of funding, and contains everything that you need to reach your goals. In short - the type of plan that can help you to become more successful.
All our business plans meet the requirements of the NEF, IDC and all major South African funding institutions. Plus we will guide you to apply for funding and prepare all due diligence requirements from funders.

There is large difference between just a comprehensive business plan and a bankable (fundable) business plan that a financier can actually fund. Positioning your comprehensive business plan for funding is what we specialise in - and as you may already guess, no one will fund you based on a simple concept document. There must be supporting documentation/studies to substantiate that concept and that is where we come in. We understand that and that is why our business plans succeed. 

A business plan is a formal document that entails every major aspect of planning a successful business venture. As such it should be treated with high regards, updated and implemented on the business. It is a strategic blueprint document for a business that lays out a complete road map for what you intend to do in your business.
  • You need start-up or expansion funding from a bank, sme development fund or private investor.
  • To apply to be an approved agent to import and export goods
  • You want to manage business more professionally and be more in control.
  • You plan to lease a business premise.
  • You are submitting a tender.
  • You need project finance.
  • You are starting up a new business unit in an existing company.
  • You are buying a business or franchise.
  • You are applying for a government or international grant.
  • You want to lay a strategic map for your business, understadn your competition and of course outsmart them

The first thing you need to know is what really makes up a good business plan. It’s not the form but the substance of the business plan that matters the most. That means a business plan must well structured with a clear logical flow of information. When we talk of substance we mean that a business plan must present a sound story that is based on factual information with a clear articulation of what the writer intends to communicate to the reader in a precise way.

The business plan must be accompanied by a robust financial model which shows a clear understanding by the entrepreneur on how the different variables of the business impact the risk and opportunity in the business. One simple rule in business planning you should remember is that whatever you should include is just as important as what you should not include which makes it even much important to seek expert help.

There are two ways to obtain a business plan. 

1) Do it yourself by amending a business plan template, sample or some off the shelf software 
2) Hire a professional to do it for you. 

Obviously choice 1) will be a great deal cheaper. 

If you are using option 1) you are most likely to fail especially if you have never written a successful business plan before. This is because a winning business plan is a living document created for that particular business in its particular market at a particular time and as such it must be tailor made. There is no master template to fit in any and every need.

Any business with a chance of success is unique in its own way and hence its story cannot be told through someone else' story. A few things could be similar between your business and some off the shelf business plan written somewhere but that is rarely the case. What you need to do is find someone to tell your own unique story. You need someone who can help you develop a sound business model (critique your model if need be) and add value to your company.

Most templates are not compatible with the comprehensive framework of doing business in South Africa and the much needed credible market research information will be missing in them. By market research, we don't mean a simple google search and pulling articles from the internet word for word (as if that has any value in it). Market research in this case speaks of proving that there is market for your business. If you wanted to start a restaurant in a certain town in South Africa, saying the restaurant industry grew 5% nationally, last year means very little if anything to your business.

You would need to derive stats that are specific to you and that may mean some primary research combined with secondary research to highlight the feasibility of your business. Don't take chances with finance institutions, they can easily see amateur and unprofessional work

Bplans Africa is a leading business plan consulting firm in South Africa. We write business plans that are suitable for:

  • Startups
  • Early Stage Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Owners
  • Mid-Sized to Larger Companies
  • Non Profits and Governmental Agencies

Our business plan experts will not only help you to finish a document but help you to understand the business you are in with expert help and device strategies to outsmart your competition and gain market share.  We will help you to create an implementable business plan with realistic financial projections and hence the plan will attract investors into your business if you need capital

Comprehensive Plan

Executive Summary
Startup Budget
If Business is existing we will put 24 months financial history instead of startup table
Company Analysis + Legal Framework of Business
Distinctive Product and Service Description
Industry Specific Market Analysis
Target Customer Profile Analysis
Competitive Analysis
Marketing & Sales Strategy
Web Plan
Comprehensive - SWOT, Basic Pestel and Risk Analysis
Human Resources Plan
Operations and Growth Plan
Comprehensive Financial Model with 5 year projections
First 12 months financials monthly then additional 5 years annual forecasting
Included in your projections are : Income Statement, Break Even Analysis, Sales Projections, Cashflow, Balance Sheet, Business Ratios
Narrative graphs and charts throughout plan
Detailed Exit Strategy Plan to repay investors or funding Source
Has sections of socio-economic benefits of your business which comply with all government funding institutions
Plan May Used to raise non debt (Equity based Finance)
Plan is received in Word and PDF
50+ pages in length
Graphical designs for cover pages, process flows etc
Our comprehensive business plan, is an investor-ready document and includes all the requirements of banks, small finance institutions, Government financiers and private investors. It contains everything needed to present to prospective investors and can be used for funding (business loan) applications up to R5 million
Also ideal for tenders, grants, lease space, etc
Through experience we can say that most Restaurant Business Plans, Chain Supplier Business Plans, Property Business Plans, IT Business plans, Industrial Plant Business Plans need such a business plan
All franchise (Supermarket, Petrol Station, Food, Furniture Shops etc) Business Plans usually fall into this package albeit with a need of funding of less than R5 million
Payment terms negotiable
Completed in 10-15 working days

Executive Plan

Executive Summary
Startup Budget
If Business is existing we will put 24 months financial history instead of startup table
Company Analysis
Comprehensive Product and Service Description
Market Analysis
Target Customer Profile Analysis
Competitive Analysis
High Level - SWOT, Pestel and Risk Analysis
Marketing & Sales Strategy
Web Plan and Online Marketing Plan
Human Resources Plan
Operations and Growth Plan
Comprehensive Financial Model with 5 year projections
First 24 months financials monthly then additional 5 years projections
Included in your projections are : Income Statement, Break Even Analysis, Sales Projections, Cashflow, Balance Sheet, Business Ratios, Key Financial Indicators
IRR, NPV etc
Narrative graphs and charts throughout plan
Detailed Exit Strategy Plan to repay investors or funding Source
Has sections of socio-economic benefits of your business which comply with all government funding institutions
If Equity Investment is being sought, a section of investment offering will be added
Plan is received in Word, PDF
May have dynamic interlinked excel tables if needed and quoted
70+ pages in length
Graphical designs for cover pages, process flows etc
Powerpoint Investor Pitch (Business Model Canvas Based)
Our executive business plan, is an investor-ready document and includes all the requirements of banks, small finance institutions, Government financiers and private investors. It contains everything needed to present to prospective investors and can be used for funding (business loan) applications of even above R5 million
Also ideal for tenders, grants, lease space, etc
Through Experience we can say that you will require this type of plan if your business requires private investor funding, government institution funding
Payment terms negotiable
Completed in 15-20 working days

Integrated Plan

This plan is geared towards businesses with multiple business units or large financial request needs.
Executive Summary, Startup Budget, Financial Dashboard
If Business is existing we will put 36 months financial history instead of startup table
Company Analysis (Geared Towards Group Hierarchy and Strategic Business Units)
Distinctive Product and Service Description
Market Research and Feasibility Analysis
Target Customer Profile Analysis
In Depth Competitive Analysis using frameworks like the Porters Analysis 
Marketing & Sales Strategy
Web Plan
Human Resources Plan
High Level - SWOT, Pestel and Risk Analysis
Global and Country Specific Macro Economic Analysis
Artificial Intelligence Powered Business Plan – Beyond Our expertise and capabilities, we have the some of the latest business artificial intelligence systems that helps in the strategic analysis of your business model to point out what may not have been identified by human expert analysis. You will receive a 20-30 page strategic report based on a combination of the business models published by 100+ marketing strategy experts, such as: Michael Porter Five Forces Model, Competitive Advantage, Boston Consulting Group Matrix, General Electrics Business Screen (Designed By KPMG)
Operations and Growth Plan
Comprehensive Financial Model with 5-7 year projections
First 36 months financials monthly then additional 5-7 years annual projections
Included in your projections are : Income Statement, Break Even Analysis, Sales Projections, Cashflow, Balance Sheet, High Level Business Ratios, Key Financial Indicators, Sensitivity Analysis
IRR, NPV etc made for up to 10 years
Narrative graphs and charts throughout plan
Detailed Exit Strategy Plan to repay investors or funding Source
Has sections of socio-economic benefits of your business which comply with all government funding institutions
If Equity Investment is being sought, a section of investment offering will be added
Plan is received in Word, PDF
May have dynamic interlinked excel tables if needed and quoted
90+ pages in length plus separate 25 page strategic analysis report of Business at hand.
Basic Logo Design for plan presentation, if you do not have your own ( When we say basic we mean just that)
Powerpoint Investor Pitch
Our integrated business plan, is an investor-ready document and includes all the requirements of banks, small finance institutions, Government financiers and private investors. It contains everything needed to present to prospective investors and can be used for funding (business loan) applications of even above R50 million
Also ideal for tenders, grants, lease space, etc
Through Experience we can say that you will require this type of plan if your business requires private investor funding, government institution funding. The plan package may be used for business groups with different business units (SBU).
Our Artificial intelligence system coupled with our own expertise can save you tonnes of money by helping to determine the feasibility and prospects of any product/service under certain market conditions
Payment terms negotiable
Completed in 20-30 working days

Our Process

How we work with you

1

You send us a filled-in form on our website with your details

The first step we take in writing a business plan is getting basic info about your business and yourself. Understanding your needs and requirement helps us to scope the work required in your business plan.

2

We issue a proposal to you

Once we clearly understand your objectives and requirements for your business plan, we then send you a quote/proposal detailing how we can assist you and at what price. Questions like how long it takes will be answered in that quote/proposal

3

We request a deposit payment to initiate the project

If you accept the proposal, we then request a deposit payment to initiate your project. Terms and Conditions concerning refunds, payment terms and other critical information are all included in the proposal (stage 2) which will govern our working relationship with you forward.