I have been working hard on the business plan and I sent it over to the small business development center this week. They gave me a call and we walked through it together. I think everything they pointed out or suggested was very helpful. We talked through a few ideas and now I understand that I need to make it more of a presentation to prospective financial backers rather than just documentation of my plan. I need to jazz it up in a few places and clean it up in others. I need to gear it to a specific target rather than something for reference by the business owners. I had also left the percentages of ownership between Joel and I off the document. He teased me and asked if we were having an all out fight for ownership 😛 I know I need to have at least 51% ownership to take advantage of any women owned business benefits but 51 and 49 are such ugly numbers. 😛 Why not 60 and 40 or 75 and 25 hehe Maybe Joel and I need to have a chat.
I’ll keep you posted as to how my meeting with the realtor goes today.