The Business Plan Network provides its members with comprehensive training and support covering all aspects of becoming a professional business plan consultant. The training has been designed and divided in to three specific core modules of support to ensure your business is established and generating new leads and clients as quickly as possible.
Initial Business Training – Two-Day Residential Course
You will benefit from a comprehensive two-day residential business training course in London personally delivered by the Business Plan Network MD, Andrew Ludlam. This is often delivered one-to-one so you can specifically benefit from Andrew's counsel, experience and "real world" advice of working with business owners for last 10 years.
You will be introduced to the exact methods required for preparing and writing detailed, professional and "funder friendly" business plans. You will also receive copies of successful business plans which you can then model.
In addition you will also gain comprehensive guidance and instruction on how best to work with clients, structure your fees, examples of winning proposals and much, much more.
The success of any business ultimately thrives on its ability to generate clients. Therefore much of the training will focus on marketing and promotional activities to help you actively source and gain best-fit clients both online and offline. The residential training will "lift the lid" on exactly what works and how best to gain and promote your services to prospective clients.
You will also receive a comprehensive portfolio of marketing and lead-generation materials to useto establish and grow your business. This includes template sales letters, email shots and letters of introduction
Here is just a very small sample of the topics covered in the training:
- Discover the exact steps and methodology to create professional business plans
- The right questions to ask clients to ensure you get paid the right fees
- How to ensure the client does most of the work up-front
- How to write proposals that 'close' the deal
- How to work with clients: the good, the bad and the frustrating
- How to position yourself as a professional and credible business plan consultant
- How to create a sustainable marketing system that attracts clients
Ultimately at the Business Plan Network residential course you can expect two intensive days of deep, detailed – and fun – guidance and training to set you on the road to becoming a high-earning and successful business plan consultant.
Module 2 - On-Going Business Development Programme
Having completed the initial two-day residential training, we move to Module 2: a truly intensive business development programme, specifically geared towards accelerating the growth of your business in those first important months.
As part of our on-going support the Business Plan Network will provide you with regular telephone consultations and email support to ensure you are on track and implementing the advice received. In addition we will also provide you with follow-up 1:1 business support days*
*The duration of Module 2 will depend on which Business Option you choose to invest in. Please refer to our detailed overview here, however for reference:
- Module 2 Practitioner Level – Duration 3 months
- Module 2 Master Level – Duration 6 months
Monthly Telephone Consultations
This is where the work really starts as we focus on growing and developing your business plan consultancy together. Each 90 minute telephone consultation will be part discussion and part instruction. This will help to ensure that your business gains the necessary momentum in those first critical months and will greatly assist in dealing with the normal issues encountered with any business start-up.
We will use our 1:1 consultations to discuss your progress and any immediate challenges – plus – how best to work with clients, further tips and strategies on writing business plans, marketing and business growth advice, as well as any other issues that come to the light during the daily course of developing your new business. In other words, you'll get answers and direction literally on an almost ongoing basis.
Unlimited Email Support
There will be times between your telephone consultations where you might need to run something by us, bounce some promotional ideas around or generally need some direction and motivation. For this reason we will provide unlimited email support for the first three to six months.
The Business Plan Network genuinely wants you to feel that you have our full support at all times – and more importantly – can get hold of us, as and when you need to.
1:1 Business Support Days
Another critical part of the Business Plan Network support is access to our 1:1 business support days. These give us the opportunity to meet face-to-face to cover every facet of your business development.
We can review your progress to date, as well as focus and course-correct your approach, if needed. Most importantly it affords you the rare opportunity to work directly 'on' your business as opposed to 'in' your business; away from the day to day distractions and demands of running your own consultancy.
The face-to-face meetings are the perfect opportunity for us to really see how your business plan consultancy is developing. Nothing is off limits. We can use it to review your promotional materials, activities, business development strategies. Each meeting will last for at least 6 hours and is held in London.
Even as a stand-alone package of support, Module 2 is an incredibly comprehensive. It will afford you the perfect opportunity to gain on-going peer-to-peer support in those critical first months, as well enable you to take stock, re-assess your business development. More importantly it will make you accountable, so that your new business plan practice grows from strength to strength.
Below is a summary overview of the Module 2 available depending on which Business Option you choose to invest in:
Module 2 – Business Development Programme
- 3 calls
- Unlimited for 3 months
- 6 calls
- Unlimited for 6 months
Module 3 - (Master Level Only)
Online and Offline Lead Generation Service
If you decide to invest in the Master Level business option, then in addition to our two-day residential course and x month's one-to-one support, we will also provide you with:
- Access to our exclusive Lead-Generation Service
- A fully functional bespoke website
We believe that this module of support – our bespoke lead generation service – is what really makes the Business Plan Network a unique business opportunity above anything else in the marketplace.
As part of your investment and our commitment to helping you succeed, the Business Plan Network will also supply you with qualified leads.
So not only will you gain the tools and techniques needed to generate your own clients, we will actively pass on any suitable enquiries to help you gain some immediate traction for your new business.
How We Get Leads:
The Business Plan Network owns and runs a number of professional business advisory websites. In addition, the company has established a series of referral partners both online and offline and has a strong social media presence.
We have many years' experience of generating and qualifying leads.
Therefore we can pass on any suitable and genuine enquiries; all you have to do is set your fee and 'close the deal'.
What You Can Expect:
Here's exactly how this works.
Once you sign-up for the Master Level, for the first six months we will pass on to you a minimum of five qualified leads. Now here's the really interesting part:
- If you were to charge £1,000 for each business plan, you would receive £5,000 in fees;
- If you were to charge £1,500 for each business plan, you would receive £7,500 in fees, and;
- If you were to charge £2,000 for each business plan, you would receive £10,000 in fees.
In other words, you can expect to receive almost all of your investment back within six months.
So in addition to our intensive residential training course, on-going coaching support, your very own bespoke website (please see below), we will also supply you with leads!
(After six months we can continue to supply you with leads, however this will be on a cost per lead basis and we would be happy to discuss this further after the initial 6-month time period is up)
And there's even more.
In addition to accessing our lead-generation service, the Business Plan Network will also design and build your very own website. This means that you can supplement any marketing activities with a professional and expert online presence, for the lifetime of your business.
Your website will be designed in keeping with an online model we know works both in terms of style and structure, as well as helping to establish yourself as a credible business plan consultant. Included in this package of support our IT team will:
- Populate the website, where relevant, with content that is unique to you
- Ensure the website is SEO-friendly such that the key words people are searching for online (e.g. "business plan writer Essex") are included in all Title tags, Meta tags and page titles
- Sync any new or existing social media accounts to your dedicated website
- Host the website for you
- Be on-hand to directly answer any queries you have regarding the website
Module 3 comprehensively compliments and supplements the support you will have already received from Modules 1 and 2, so that as well as receiving the training, tools, support and insight required to run a successful and profitable business plan consultancy business – we will ensure you have access to leads and a professional online presence from day one!
All you need to do is actively implement the advice and diligently focus on driving your business forward.
Below is a summary overview of the Modules available depending on which Business Option you choose to invest in:
Business Plan Network – Business Options Comparison Chart
*Practitioner Level provides 3 months coaching support. Master Level provides 6 months coaching support.
To further explore the opportunity offered by the Business Plan Network call us today on 0800 044 3744 or alternatively please complete the contact form and one of our management team will be in touch.