Free Executive Summary Template
A Free 2 page business plan executive summary template.
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Your Business Name Executive Summary Grab/Hook – Your first impression is 2 or 3 sentences. Don’t start with your mission statement! Hook the reader with what makes your business special. Examples include: Insert Logo Above • Partnership with Google • Recently signed first major contract • Endorsement from industry VIP Year Founded: Problem – The first ingredient of a great business Industry: idea is a: • Pain Annual Sales: • Problem • Annoyance Request: Unique Solution – Anyone can come up with a problem, but do you have a unique solution for the problem? Are you the: • Fastest? • Cheapest? • Highest Quality? Market Potential – This should be YOUR market potential not simply a quote from a research organization that says your industry will reach $100 Billion on 5 years. How much of the market can your business realistically capture based on your: • Geographic Location • Capacity to Fulfill Sales • Access to Financing Unique Selling Proposition – This section simply answers the question, “What makes you special and sustainable. For instance, Wal-Mart is special because of the low prices that they offer. Wal-Mart is sustainable because of their incredible infrastructure, systems, and brand. Business Model – In every other section you want to think outside of the box. You want to stand out and differentiate yourself, but when it comes to your business model investors and bankers want: • Simple • Sustainable • Safe Visit us at www.theexecutiveplan.com Management Team – Many will tell you that your management team is your most important section in your business plan. I disagree, but many decision makers may also agree. So unfortunately you need to come up with a solid management team even if you can’t afford them. Focus on experience, but you should also focus on: • Energy • Enthusiasm • Excitement Financial Projections – Build your financial projections based on a set of data driven assumptions. For example: • Website receives 10,000 visitors per month • Historically we convert 5% of visitors into sales • Average sale is $25 This will give you a start on your revenue projections. You will want to do the same for your expenses. If you have room you should also consider a projected Statement of Cash Flows. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Revenue xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Expenses xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Profit xx xx xx xx xx xx xx Request – Unless you want your plan to end up as an afterthought you must make a request, a call to action, at the end of your executive summary. Ask the reader to take some specific action such as: • Read Business Plan • Call • Send Email • Set up Meeting And remember Famous venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki said in his book, The Art of the Start, “Of the effort you put into write a business plan, 80 percent should go into the executive summary. These are the most important paragraphs of your organization’s existence.” Visit us at www.theexecutiveplan.com Executive Summary Review Service Entrepreneurs need capital. The problem is capital is hard to raise. According to the Angel Capital Education Foundation: • Only 1 to 4% of angel investment applicants successfully raise capital • 75% of applicants are denied before ever meeting the potential investor So what can you do as an entrepreneur in need of capital? You might think that if you simply hire a high-priced consultant to write your entire business plan you will have a better chance of attracting a potential angel investor. Unfortunately for you (And us consultants) the Angel Capital Education Foundation also suggests that you the entrepreneur write your own business plan. I know you might be worried that your writing skills won't be enough to impress a potential investor, but lucky for you, investors don't care about your business plan. The key is to get in front of them and to earn the opportunity to pitch your idea. For this reason, famous venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki said in his book, The Art of the Start, “Of the effort you put into write a business plan, 80 percent should go into the executive summary. These are the most important paragraphs of your organization’s existence.” Your executive summary is what gets you in front of an investor. The ACEF says that 75% of applicants are denied before meeting the potential investor. 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