Boring and too formal, unsuitable for the business world and the responsiveness of the markets, the business plan has received much criticism. However, it is the main support for the establishment of a project and the essential tool for dialogue with the financiers. Focus on 5 new web apps that offer you intuitive and fast tools to create a business plan… without the mistakes of a business plan!
FISY to establish your financial forecasts as in Excel
FISY does not offer you to assemble your entire business plan, but only the part of the financial forecasts and the financial model (yet!). The tool is Excel-based; it is free and quite easy to use. All you have to do is quantify the concrete elements of your project in order for the forecast tables to be created. With a few clicks, you simulate different scenarios and choose the most profitable financial model, without having to go through many round trips with your accountant to complete your tables. The tool is ultimately a significant time and money saver in the business creation phase. Note that FISY offers two versions: “Fisy Essentiel” is the simplified model and “Fisy Innovation” is the model adapted to innovative projects or those that require a more advanced financial approach.
Fizy is a downloadable tool.
My Business Plan.com to address aspects specific to your business sector
My Business Plan.com offers you pre-formatted business plan templates according to the activity sector you are targeting. The functionality is brilliant, as some trades require addressing specifics that others don’t (especially financial, for example, regarding forecasting in terms of procurement and inventory management). The tool therefore allows you to set up your project, step by step, from the presentation of the concept to the financial forecasts, in a way that is relatively personal to your limitations. The encrypted component is interesting and quite easy to handle. My business plan.com also includes a task manager and it is collaborative. Your employees can add their items wherever they are and in real time.
My business plan.com is available online for a subscription of 3.25 euros per month for 5 versions of your business plan. A free program allows you to test a single business plan model and then export it (in PDF only).
IzyPitch to get an ultra professional business plan in just one hour
The startup IzyPitch announces that it can “frees entrepreneurs from the drudgery of the business plan”. Their tool is actually fast and easy to use. You fill out a form interactive (about an hour if you have all your elements) to obtain a financial forecast over 3 to 7 years in PDF format, ultra complete (about thirty pages) integrate diagrams and strategic summary tables of your business model (middle management balances, cash flow, etc.). A “definition” section helps you understand and assimilate this financial data. Finally, you can change your prerequisites for one year from your registration.
The icing on the cake: IzyPitch is not limited to financial data. It also gives you the presentation of your project, including the description of the founding team, the market research (competition, SWOT matrix) and your commercial strategy.
Count 39 euros excluding tax for the presentation file and 89 euros excluding tax for the financial file.