Feedback on investor-readiness
A Gate2Growth.com Business Plan Diagnostic checks and scores the completeness of a business plan against a number of pre-set criteria developed by the Gate2Growth.com investment experts. The pre-set criteria vary from industry to industry and are dependent upon the stage of development of the business plan.
The scoring is summarised in a graphical representation, which makes it easier to obtain a clear overview of the level of investor-readiness and the areas where improvement is required.
A Gate2Growth.com Business Plan Diagnostic does not entail a full due diligence exercise and therefore does not express a judgement about the underlying commercial, technical, financial or operational value of the proposed business or project itself.
The scoring system applied gives the author of the business plan guidance as to the elements in the business plan which need further development and/or improvement in the light of the criteria which potential investors will apply in that particular field.
A Gate2Growth.com Business Plan Diagnostic not only scores the level of completeness of a business plan, but includes observations and recommendations regarding the further development of the business plan in an extensive report, covering each individual chapter.
In the example underneath, the results of the diagnostic would indicate that the business plan in question should be improved with respect to the markets targeted, potential competition, the production strategy adopted and the management team. Other business plans might need more stress on intellectual property issues or on price setting. The Gate2Growth.com investment expert adjusts these priorities, varying from industry to industry and dependent upon the stage of investment sought.
The final diagnostic report is discussed in detail with the Gate2Growth.com investment expert and the entrepreneur.