“We contracted Donncha to assist in writing a business plan. We knew that to try and do this ourselves would have taken a lot of time we didn’t have and we were extremely pleased with the finished product. We are happy to recommend Donncha and we will be using him again.

Mairead Maher, Lavida Food – Gluten Free Food for Healthy Celiac- Coeliac Diets (hired Donncha in 2011 to put a structure on their existing business plan in order to present a coherent business message)

Since 2010, I have worked with businesses in a diverse range of sectors to include: eLearning; SaaS based schedule management; fish waste processing; software services; food (online niche); Online Gifts; Crafts; ICT and telecommunications  – to launch their product solutions and expand into international markets. This includes several companies who have secured HPSU funding from Enterprise Ireland.

Business Plan Preparation Free Worksheet

You might find this Business Plan Worksheet to be of use if you are preparing a Business Plan. I also like to create a PowerPoint presentation first for a business plan (download template below)

Business Plan Preparation : How it works?

To prepare an ‘investor-ready business plan’ I usually meet the client for 6 to 8 hours generally being two half-day on-site to prepare the groundwork for the business plan – after reviewing soft copy information about the business. The business plan will include financial projections in the format required by investors and banks.

It generally takes up to 5 working days to prepare the document to include editing and feedback from the business promoter – this ensures that you have full input while ensuring that the plan is professionally created and delivered on schedule.

UPDATE 1 – I published a case study on how I worked with a specific client to prepare their business plan which subsequently won the Regional final of the InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn competition.

UPDATE 2 – I have published an online training course entitled, ‘Writing Your Business Plan‘ click on the button above to check it out

A good business plan is a detailed version of a pitch - Guy Kawasaki author of Art of the Start
Assistance with Pitches and Business Plans – Donncha Hughes

Please contact me for an initial chat on how I can help you to:

1. Write a business plan for your business – for banks, agencies or investors OR
Review your current business plan document

2. Prepare financial projections for your business plan

3. Create a Pitch for Investors