Getting a business plan that addresses your business’ needs and strengths and addresses issues such as unsecured credit, tax compliance issues from the UK to the USA, advertising, billing, marketing, bookkeeping and provides tips to help you navigate through what the lender’s guidelines are is critical to your Salon business plan software needs.
Most importantly,s you should look for great looking formatted documentation that you can utilize or incorporate into your plan. You will also find built in research databases, over 500 sample business plans, business planning resources – books and articles. You should have the capability to import content from other complimentary applications to help you with bookkeeping and accounting such as Quickbooks, Excel, etc within this software. Lastly, you should also look for business valuation analysis tools, cash flow planning tools, plan vs actual financial tools and a management dashboard module.
If you are seriously seeking to get approved by top financiers or the US Small Business Administration the format of your business plan documents is key when approaching them. Look for software that has been built with that understanding in place to make sure the underwriting guidelines are met for successful funding.
Some packages have over 500 sample business plans. You are almost guaranteed to find a plan that was made for your industry. Once you find the one related to the Salon business, simply plug in your name, projections and goals.
One of my favorites is the package by PaloAlto Software. It includes:
Time Berry’s book: The Plan as you Go business plan.
Guy Kawasaki’s best selling book, Art of
the Start book.
Research date from over 9000 industries
Gift certificate from Logoworks
Free small business legal guide
Free SBA guide to getting funded
An extensive database of venture capitalists
Subscription to various pertinent magazines
Free technical support
Free live product training webinar
Nolo’s Small Business Legal Guide
A great e-guide to help you choose the best legal structure for your business.
Several resources and references guides from the James J. Hill Library which helps you develop your business plan with relevant and credible data. You are even given a free question to ask the technicians and specialist at the library specifically related to your business and they will answer it.
You get Industry profiles of over 9000 industry profiles. This is such an critical piece to your success, as you will get to match your numbers to other salons in your industry. This data is gathered from North American Industry Classification System which is automatically integrated info your plan. If you need to know what people within your industry are spending on employee expense, marketing and advertising and what services have proven to be most profitable, then this database is invaluable to your success.
Company Corporation is another partner with the developers of this software. Getting business formation advise from the top business formation company, then this company is who can help you get to where you need to set your company up correctly with the least amount of liability.
This software is the GPS for a successful eatery. All the tools of success are included, all they need is you.