Why do you need a business plan?
You’re going to be begging asking for money.
When you’re starting out, getting off the ground, or need to raise capital for growth and scale, you need a document to show investors you know what you’re doing. Whether you will be approaching friends and family, investors, or a bank we can work with you to write a plan and and support your fundraise– whether for ten thousand dollars or ten million dollars.
To raise any amount of money you need to prove your model, do your homework, and show you have a clear vision and strategy to realize that vision; we are experts at translating your knowledge into plans and models that resonate with investors and stakeholders.
You need to know how to get where you’re going.
You didn’t start your business with failure as a goal, and you know that frantically flying by the seat-of-your-pants/skirt/jumpsuit will not get you “there”. (You might not even know where “there” is.)
On a basic level, a business plan serves as your company or organization’s resume. It describes the products and services you will sell, precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and outlines how you will succeed financially.
On a deeper level, your plan is a catalyst for growth and a living, breathing map to your success.
Elysian Fields helped Little Baby’s enormously as we transitioned from a ragtag band of dreamers with a good idea and lot of energy into an increasingly efficient, organized and profitable operation. While there were countless contributions here and there, perhaps the most general takeaway was helping us figure out how to take a longer view and anticipate the future. ”
– Pete Angevine, Co-Owner, Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Who we work with and how we do it:
We partner with ambitious people like you, whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur, at the helm of a growing company, or in a start-up phase to craft plans that support your goals and priorities. We don’t believe in writing thousand page documents that become your new doorstop; we believe that your plans need to become an integral part of your process.
Our customized projects support launches and fundraises, new business development, or the growth of an established business. Confused about who to ask for money and how to do it? Not sure whether you should seek equity or loans? We can work with you to create the right strategy for your fundraise.
How we can help:
- Strategic Business Planning
- Fundraising strategy & support
- Financial models & cash flow projection
- Capital formation strategy
We would love to learn more about your work. Get in touch.
EF is professional, flexible, and fun. The knowledge that we’ve gained working with Elysian Fields has been tremendous…Last but not least, we like EF personally. As marketing people who are generally scared of financials, Morris and Kate have made it fun and palatable.
-Kevin Beyer, Western Grace Brandy