Tools for you and your entrepreneur education team:
 

A snapshot of businesses your organization can review and invite to apply for admission into your program based on their stated goals and OpsInsight report.  More >>

Tools for the entrepreneurs you work with :

A step-by-step easy to use business model builder that includes customer discovery and financial validation tools.  Clients can save their progress and resume as needed from any computer or tablet.  More >>

A numbers oriented operations planning tool that helps business owners dial in the details of how much of what activity is needed to hit their profitability targets.  Includes a wages and staffing planner that can save thousands in labor cost.  More >>

A consolidated business plan builder that produces detailed data oriented reports focusing on the information lenders want without having to write a lengthy narrative or worry about formatting.  More >>

BizProfileTM

If your pipeline isn't filling up with the kind of businesses and founders you are looking to work with maybe it's time to try something new.  Our network of startups and small businesses have business profiles and business plans waiting for your review; when you find one you like invite them to apply for the program you host that  best fits their capabilities and best suits your goals.  If you have had difficulty attracting regional companies to your program it may be time to cast a wider net; this service can save you tons of time and increase your efficiency by letting you browse nationwide listings without leaving the office.

You can search profiles by a variety of criteria until you find a company you feel would be a good fit, then at your request we will send you their BPS Insight business plan so you can dig deeper before inviting them to apply.  This service is available with either subscription or pay per use pricing.

 
 

BPS ModelTM 

The Business Model BuilderTM is a comprehensive business model planning and testing tool.  After trying other business modeling tools with little success and lots of frustration we decided to build our own based on what we knew small business owners actually wanted and needed.  Not so complicated that you cant figure it out and not so basic that you cant use the end result to launch or grow your business.   

We use a question and answer format to guide entrepreneurs through the different areas of their business asking the same kind of questions a consultant asks when helping clients build their custom business model or growth plan.  Clients can move at their own pace and can stop and save whenever they want.  There are three business model design modules and two validation modules to make sure that the market is real, is receptive to the business, and that the financial and operational assumptions of the model are accurate and in sync with each other.  The result is a highly accurate business model and very high level of understanding about how the business processes work, along with a matching level of confidence that it can perform financially.  After completing this process the founders you work with will be equipped to seek investment or lending and answer, or get an answer, to any questions a banker or investor may have about their business.  

If you currently use the Business Model Canvas in your curriculum you will find that BPS Model is an easy add-on to your current offering and you will easily be able to compare the results of the two tools.  We are confident that your founders will prefer our system and that your staff and mentors will too after working with a few clients in the system.

FinPlannerTM

FinPlanner is a numbers oriented operations planning tool that navigates easily, like a spreadsheet, but is powerful enough to provide immediate visibility into the impact a single operational change has on multiple financial categories of business performance.  This lets business owners quickly & easily see which elements of their day-to-day activities are producing profits and which are not.  If you find that your founders struggle and slow down when it comes time to operationalize their plans, they will love the FinPlanner because they dont really need to have anything figured out before starting.  We let founders set basic financial goals and then experiment with different levels of performance in a variety of categories to see which ones produce the best results and match their capabilities.  It's easy to use, kinda fun (if your a business geek) and it gives immediate feedback which drives more experimentation and faster learning.

If founders want to test scenarios and see how much closer to their profitability targets a specific change to the business (such as opening on weekends, or changing suppliers), would make, they will see real-number results right away without having to get out the calculator or anything else; everything is built into the tools, just answer the questions and fill in the blanks.  

 

BPS InsightTM 

BPS Insight is a consolidated business plan builder that dramatically improves the way business plans are created.  Many entrepreneurs know their business inside & out, but are not good writers or have language barriers so they have a hard time explaining how & why their business works in written form.  These bankable  businesses are getting overlooked because the traditional format of business plans is either foreign or intimidating to the owners.  On the other hand, people that are good writers but really don't have a comprehensive understanding of how they will run the business and make money are getting funded because they know how to present the information that lenders & investors want to see in an attractive format.  

 

BPS Insight levels the playing field for entrepreneurs, and improves the plan-review process for evaluators by standardizing the format, reducing the narrative length (where most of the persuasive writing takes place), and providing the specific data elements needed to make decisions.  We do this by drawing directly from the business model, operations plan, financial validation and market validation modules then compiling the data and applying calculations to create a plan that delivers the relevant facts, figures, explanations, and ratios lenders, investors and evaluators want in a more condensed format that is easier to read and analyse.  Once you start using these plans you wont want to use a traditional plan again.

 
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