250: QFF With 12 years of work experience in a bank, an MBA specializing in Social Impact, and the founder of Horizon Business Plans. Discusses the benefits and importance of having a professionally documented business plan. (Andrew Wilson)Sep 08, 2022
In this episode, Rob Cameron interviews Andrew Wilson, the Founder of Horizon Business Plans, based in Greater Melbourne, Australia. Andrew is a business plan writer; he helps businesses write professional business plans.
From his 12 years’ worth of work experience in a bank. Andrew confidently shares the secrets and importance of writing a documented professional business plan, the things to look for, and how to put the best foot forward to a funder. He said, “sometimes, the journey of going through the planning process is more important than the result and the end plans themselves.”
This Cast Covers:
- Benefits of having a documented business plan.
- The importance of setting the direction where the business is heading.
- The clarity business planning brings to each different component.
- Different types of business plans.
- A business plan is like a business CV.
- How to use a business plan template.
- The significance of data/proof in business plans.
- Being realistic with the numbers in a business plan.
- Getting external help from a business plan writer.
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” —Andrew Wilson.
“It's almost like a business CV, to help your audience understand the fundamentals of why it’s in business, what the business does, and why it’s equipped to run this business.” — Andrew Wilson.
“It's really important to set the direction, for your business.” — Andrew Wilson.
“Business planning is one of those things that, people often feel that it's like a big mountain to climb.” — Andrew Wilson.
“If you're looking for funding and need to write a business plan, I would suggest do start with a template.” — Andrew Wilson.