Tedious and too formal, unsuited to the business world and the responsiveness of the markets, the business plan has received much criticism. However, it is the main support for setting up a project and the essential tool for dialogue with funders. Focus on 5 new Web apps that offer you intuitive and quick tools to create a business plan… without the flaws of a business plan!
FISY to establish your financial discounts as in Excel
FISY does not offer you the assembly of your entire business plan, but only the part of the financial investors and the economic model (all the same!). 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 for the forecast tables to be created. In a few clicks, you simulate different scenarios and opt for the most laudable economic model, without having to go through many round trips with your accountant to finalize 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 for innovative projects or those requiring a more advanced financial approach.
Fizy is a tool available for download.
My Business Plan.com to address aspects specific to your business sector
My Business Plan.com you offer preformatted business plan models according to the sector of activity you are targeting. The functionality is ingenious since some professions have made it possible to address specificities that others do not have (in particular financial, concerning borrowers in terms of purchase and inventory management, for example). The tool therefore allows you to set up your project, step by step, from the presentation of the concept to the finances sought, in a relatively personalized way to your constraints. The encrypted component is interesting and rather easy to handle. My business plan.com also includes a task manager and it is collaborative. Your associates can add their items, wherever they are and in real time.
My business plan.com is available on the Web, with a subscription of 3.25 euros per month for 5 versions of your business plan. A free application allows you to test a single business plan model and then export it (only in PDF).
IzyPitch to get an ultra pro business plan in just one hour
The startup IzyPitch announces that it can “freeing entrepreneurs from the drudgery of the business plan”. Their tool is actually quick 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) integrating charts and strategic summary tables of your business model (intermediate management balances, cash, etc.). A “definition” section helps you understand and assimilate this financial data. Finally, you can change your assumptions for one year from your registration.
The icing on the cake: IzyPitch is not limited to financial data. It also provides you with the presentation of your project including the description of the founding team, the market study (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.