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Has anyone ever hired someone to assist in writing a business plan. My is 80% complete, and would like to find someone to work with me on some of the details. I could do Craigslist but am always a little nervous getting someone with out recommendations.”

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  • Thanks Natalay,

    It is the financial part. I actually hunkered down last night and starting just pounding away. I will get there. Now I just have about 10% to complete. I don't think graphs and charts are necessary do you?
    I will be sendoing it out to VC's soon. It is about 12 pages - too long? I bought the Palo Alto Software - business plans. Anything you could tell me from your experience working at a VC would be so WELCOME. I am so eager to get this going....thanks!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 15th January 2008

  • I haven't done this but know people who have. Results are mixed and I think it really depends on what you're looking for. Is it financials? Overall format? A specific section? (Keep in mind, from my experience as an investor, all you need is 7-10 pages. The days of 30 page long business plans are over!)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 15th January 2008

  • Thanks - never posted there and your idea is a good one. I willl try that.
    Thanks Again. I appreciate the congrats.

    Hope you sleep better tonight.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 15th January 2008

  • I have no experience with this but I have TONS of experience w/ craigslist and writing ads for there. You need to say that only people with recs should apply and then go ahead and call those recs. I love craigslist and have gotten both work for myself and babysitters through the site. Good luck and congrats on being that far into your plan!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 15th January 2008