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What is Business Plan Gallery?

Planit Business BPG is a marketplace where entrepreneurs can post their business plans or pitch decks and make it accessible to our network of funding partners.

Post your materials, include your website and any promotional videos and sit back and anticipate interest from our investors.

You may get questions from investors and/or valuable feedback; or in some cases, get to take your conversation offline and negotiate through closing a funding round!

PIB’s Investor Network is made up of Angel Investors, High Net Wealth Investors, Venture Capital firms and Private Equity Firms that invest in Seed and Pre-Seed capital rounds, Series A and Early Expansion Stage funding rounds and late stage buyout rounds.

We even have private lenders, mezzanine and bank lenders in our network.

We have over 30 investors which represent over a $1 Billion in investable capital.

We have over 150 business plans, spanning the range of industry verticals and geographical locations that range from $250 thousand to over $10 million in funding sought.

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FAQ

1. What is PlanIt Business and what is PIB Business Plan Gallery?

PlanIt Business (or “PIB”) is a customized business plan writing company. We write business plans that are compelling and tell a story – our business plans contain a “Call to Action” or an “ASK” – that is, they are written to compel someone to do something such as lend or invest or strike a strategic partnership. At PIB our business plans are written leveraging real life empirical data – we are former investment bankers, venture capitalists, executives at the largest companies as well as entrepreneurs just like you. We are not writers – we are highly trained, educated, skilled and experienced business people who happen to be very good at writing or presenting a business idea for investment evaluation purposes.

The PlanIt Business – Business Plan Gallery – (or PIB “BPG”) was created to provide our business plan clients with an investment vehicle in which to present or in this case, post their business plans onto our “Gallery”, giving it exposure to our wide network of Funders. We found that after the business plan creation process, our clients had nowhere to turn to for funding! While most other business plan companies are in a rush to terminate the relationship once their fees have been collected and business plan completed, at PIB we are the type of firm that wants to deepen and expand our relationship with you. We want to help you get funded by giving your business plan the exposure and attention from investors it deserves and we want you to be successful so that we can do more business plans for you in the future!

The founder of PIB – Eric Kim – is a former Wall Street Investment Banker and former Private Equity / Venture Capitalist and therefore he has been able to create a network of Funders invited to the PIB BPG looking for compelling business plans to fund. PIB continues to qualify and add new Funders onto the PIB BPG every month in order to provide your business plans with even more exposure.

The PIB BPG is a free service for eligible investors and costs entrepreneurs a small monthly subscription fee that varies according to how many months you decide to keep your business plan posted on our BPG. The BPG is open for anyone with a business plan or pitch deck or executive summary to sign up and post. For PIB’s business plan clients (that is, your business plan was written by PIB), we offer 3 months of free posting services and then a heavily discounted subscription beyond 3 months. So it pays for PIB to write your business plan as well as post it.

2. How does the PIB Business Plan Gallery work?

The PIB BPG was created to provide an easy to use and effective marketplace for our Funding Partners to be able to discover, review and fund the posted business plans on our Gallery. It also was created to help anyone with a business plan a vehicle for funding. Basically, entrepreneurs post their business plans and investors fund.

See Process page.

3. How much does it cost?

For our Investor Partners – nothing. We just appreciate your consideration of the Business Plan funding opportunities. For consideration to become one of our trusted investors / funders please click here.

For our Entrepreneurs or Business Plan posters – We simply charge you a posting fee in the form of a monthly subscription payment. We do not earn any additional fees on the event that you get funded.

For non-PIB business plans (that is, we did not write the business plan that you plan to post), we offer subscription monthly subscription fees based on length of posting term – for example, the longer you plan to post, the bigger discount that we offer you. For PIB business plan clients (that is, if we wrote your business plan), you get 3 months for free and thereafter we offer a discounted fee structure. For posting subscription information please click here.

4. What types of Business Plans are posted in the Business Plan Gallery?

Simple answer is ALL types. Specifically, we have Business Plans from 35 different industry verticals, 30 different states, several international companies and funding sizes from $50,000 to $10,000,000 generally. Some are startups seeking a Series A or B round for expansion capital; some are mature companies with profitability; and some are concept- phase, pre-revenue companies.

5. What type of investors are in PIB’s Business Plan Gallery network?

We have over 50 accredited investors participating in our Business Plan Gallery Network, including: Venture Capital firms, Private Equity firms, Family Investment Offices, Angel Investors, High Net Worth Individual Investors, Banks, Brokers, Private Lenders and Asset and Equipment Lenders. We are adding more Investors into our network monthly. Every Investor in our network is thoroughly vetted, qualified and interviewed prior to invitation. Please the Funders page for bios on each of our funding partner firms.

6. How does an investment get done on the PIB Business Plan Gallery?

Deals do not get done on our platform. The PIB Business Plan Gallery is only a platform to store and review business plans – it is a market place, not an exchange nor a trading platform. Our platform serves to provide investor access to business plans; after some communication between investor and entrepreneur, they normally take the conversation offline, perform due diligence, discuss terms, negotiate the deal and consummate the deal on their own.

7. Do you guarantee that I will get funded by your investor network? What is the success rate?

Of course we cannot predict the future nor can we force our investor partners to fund your business plan – therefore, the answer is no – we do not guarantee that your business plan will get funded. I will tell you that startup funding success is very low – nationally less than 1% of startups get funded. In the last 6 years, PIB business plans have been funded at an 11% rate so almost 11,000% better success! Also our Investment Partners are legitimate investors, mostly institutional so you can have confidence that they have sufficient capital to deploy and when they make a decision they move swiftly. Also it’s important that our pool of investors have been well-vetted and qualified and they are the type of investors that you want to be involved with. Many of our investors bring more than just the money – they bring their skillset, experience and network – they are “smart money.”

8. How long does it normally take to get funded?

According to the NVCA (national venture capital association), the median time for funding for startups range between 6 and 18 months. Most startups have very low visibility and press; also many investors want you to prove market demand and a viable business model before investing. So we would recommend that you keep your business plan posted for no fewer than 6 months; in 12 months you should get a good indication of the investor appetite. And even if the funding is slow coming, the feedback and questions that you will get from investors can prove invaluable on how you think about your business and tweak it. Also remember that we are constantly adding new investors with access to our Business Plan Gallery so it pays to stick around.

9. I have my own business plan. Can I still post it to the Business Plan Gallery or do I have to hire you to write my business plan to have it posted?

You may post any business plan you have whether it was written yourself or written by another business plan company. While we, at PIB, feel that confident that we write the most effective business plans for funding purposes, you are free to post your own business plan onto our Business Plan Gallery. Business Plans not written by PIB will be indicated as such. And if you feel that your existing business plan is insufficient for funding, we would love for you to contact us so that we can review it and give you our professional opinion. To get started on posting your business plan, please click here.

10. As an entrepreneur, if my business plan gets funded, do I owe any fees to PlanIt Business like commissions or finder’s fees or anything like that?

No. We do not earn any additional fees on the event that you get funded. We hope you do but we only earn a posting fee subscription for our platform usage. For subscription information please click here.

11. I am an investor. I am wondering who wrote these Business Plans?

The Business Plans posted onto PIB’s Business Plan Gallery are sourced from PlanIt Business plan clients (written by PlanIt Business) and sourced from entrepreneurs written themselves. The business plans written by PIB for its clients proudly display a badge “Written by PIB”.

12. I am worried about confidentiality. Who will see my Business Plan?

Our Business Plan Gallery is closed to the public. This means that the only one who will be able to access your business plan is (a) you and (b) the investors. Every Investor in our network is thoroughly vetted, qualified and interviewed prior to invitation. Generally, venture capitalists, private equity firms and other sophisticated investors will not sign NDAs. Bottom-line is you are seeking investment and therefore you are incented to show as much information about your company or idea in order to get an investor excited or in a position to make an informed investment decision.

13. Can I require that investors sign an NDA in order to view my business plan?

Generally, venture capitalists, private equity firms and other sophisticated investors will not sign NDAs. Bottom-line is you are seeking investment and therefore you are incented to show as much information about your company or idea in order to get an investor excited or in a position to make an informed investment decision.

14. Can I contact the investors in the Business Plan Gallery Network directly?

You should always be responsive to Investor’s questions or feedback about your business plan. However, you may not contact the Investors directly. Our Investors are some of the world’s most sought-after and highly regarded investors and so they get inundated with business plan submissions and review requests – therefore, while a Business Plan Owner / Entrepreneur may not directly initiate contact to an Investor, if the Investor is interested in reaching out to you they will have your contact information to aptly do so.

15. As an Investor I am worried that I will be bombarded by the Business Plan Owners / Entrepreneurs. How can I avoid this?

Our Business Plan Owners / Entrepreneurs will never be given your name, firm name or contact information by PIB. Neither can they contact you directly or solicit you; they may only responsive to your questions and or comments which is initiated by you. If you, as the investor, later decide to swap contact information with the Business Plan Owner / Entrepreneur then you may do so at your own volition.

16. I have an Investor interested in investing in my Business Plan. What is the normal process? Where can I get help?

If you have an investor interested in your business plan, then that is great news. Remember the PIB Business Plan Gallery is a market place, not an exchange nor a trading platform; and we are not investment advisors. Truth is, for most start up and early stage situations, investors do not like to deal with an intermediary / broker / advisor in the middle – investors prefer to deal with you directly. For established companies over $5 Million in revenues, looking to raise $10 Million or more or would like to completely sell your company, please contact PlanIt Business for licensed broker recommendations. We recommend FINRA / SEC licensed broker dealers only.

17. Can I contact the investors in the Business Plan Gallery Network directly?

You should always be responsive to Investor’s questions or feedback about your business plan. However, you may not contact the Investors directly. Our Investors are some of the world’s most sought-after and highly regarded investors and so they get inundated with business plan submissions and review requests – therefore, while a Business Plan Owner / Entrepreneur may not directly initiate contact to an Investor, if the Investor is interested in reaching out to you they will have your contact information to aptly do so.

18. I would like to post my existing business plan to the PIB Business Plan Gallery. How do the pricing plans work?
  • 3 Month Plan: $99.99 per month
  • 6 Month Plan: $79.99 per month
  • 12 Month Plan: $69.99 per month
  • 18 Month Plan: 12 Months: $49.99 per month

Note, we will continue to post your business plan for free if you are not funded after 18 months of posting on our Business Plan Gallery. Discounted pricing available for prepayments.

According to the NVCA (national venture capital association), the median time for funding for startups range between 6 and 18 months. See Price List here.

19. I have hired PlanIt Business to write my business plan for me. Next, I would like to post my PIB business plan to the PIB Business Plan Gallery. How do the pricing plans work?
  • 3 Month Plan: Free
  • 6 Month Plan: $49.99 per month
  • 12 Month Plan: $39.99 per month
  • 18 Month Plan: 12 Months: $29.99 per month

Note, we will continue to post your business plan for free if you are not funded after 18 months of posting on our Business Plan Gallery. Discounted pricing available for prepayments.

According to the NVCA (national venture capital association), the median time for funding for startups range between 6 and 18 months. See Price List here.

20. I would like to post my existing business plan to the PIB Business Plan Gallery. How do I do it?

PIB has created an easy and quick process to post your existing business plan onto the PIB Business Plan Gallery. Please click here to get started and follow the screens to navigate.

  1. Create an account
  2. Select Subscription Posting Plan
  3. Check out
  4. Receive an email confirmation with link to your dashboard
  5. “Tag” your business plan according to various categories and your goals (note, the wider or less restrictive you select the categories, the more likely for your business plan to be viewed).
  6. Upload your business plan or pitch deck
  7. Upload any images, logos or cover page that you would like to be associated with your business plan or pitch deck or executive summary
  8. Receive confirmation of posting to the PIB Business Plan Gallery
  9. Receive alerts and continue to monitor investor activity
  10. Get funded!
21. I have hired PlanIt Business to write my business plan for me. Next, I would like to post my PIB business plan to the PIB Business Plan Gallery. How do I do it?

If we wrote the specific business plan that you would like to have posted onto our PIB Business Plan Gallery, then please contact us at 1-800-894-0828 or email us at [email protected].

For our business plan clients, we will take care of the posting for you. We will work with you to create an account, input your payment method and check you out. After we post, the following steps will occur.

  1. Receive an email confirmation with link to your dashboard
  2. Receive confirmation of posting to the PIB Business Plan Gallery
  3. Receive alerts and continue to monitor investor activity
  4. Get funded!
22. I am an investor and I would like to become part of your Funder’s Network and get access to the PIB Business Plan Gallery and review and potentially fund. How do I go about doing this?

We carefully vet, qualify and match each investor in our Funder’s Network. This is not for everybody. We consider your investment style to see whether there is a fit. We also consider confidentiality of each of our business plans so we only work with Funders whom we have gotten to know. If you would like to be considered for membership (it’s free) to our Funder’s Network, please submit an information request via this form submission.

23. Are you an investment or securities broker?

We are not a broker. And we do not have to be. Our Business Plan Gallery is just a platform or marketplace for accredited investors and lenders to meet entrepreneurs through your business plan. This is all we do. And we do not earn any finder’s fees or brokerage commissions. Funding is out of our hands. This is between the entrepreneur and the investor. Of course we would like for all of the business plans posted onto our Business Plan Gallery to get funded but we do not earn any money from it.

24. I have decided to cancel my subscription. How do I cancel?

Please note that according to the NVCA (national venture capital association), the median time for funding for startups range between 6 and 18 months. You may cancel your subscription at any time and your business plan will remain posted until the end of the term of the subscription unless you specifically request for it to be pulled off of the gallery. All subscription fees paid are non-refundable.

25. What is your refund policy?

All subscription fees paid are non-refundable. You may cancel your subscription at any time and your business plan will remain posted until the end of the term of the subscription unless you specifically request for it to be pulled off of the gallery.

26. What is your private policy?

In order to operate the PIB BPG efficiently and properly at PIB we collect and store certain of your personal information as well as your credit card information. We do not share any of your personal or credit card information with anyone else. And once the information is required for our service, such information is permanently deleted and destroyed. For more details, click here.

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