Wiz plan idea for business
LOCAL businesswoman Karen McNulty is launching a brand new online product that could solve the nightmares for many small businesses and start-up companies.
Called BusinessPlanWiz, the website allows visitors to construct their own business plan by leading them through a stepby-step guide, online. It follows on the heels of Karen’s marketing plan website Marketing Plan Wiz, successfully launched three years ago.
It has been designed so that users create their business plan in real time, by interactively answering a series of questions. This generates a plan that can be changed as it develops in front of their eyes. BusinessPlanWiz is entirely bespoke and one of the only products of its kind in the UK.
Karen said: “We started talking about this five years ago and it has taken a lot of work to get to this stage, but we are delighted with the end result. This product is entirely personal to the user, it’s extremely easy to use which is a relief for anyone who has had to write a business plan, and we think it’s very good value for money too.”
BusinessPlanWiz covers everything in 11 steps from premises, plant and machinery, staff, sales and marketing, and, most importantly, cash flow with an easy-to-use cash flow tool available to users who buy their plan.
Karen’s background has been in marketing and training for small businesses, working previously as marketing manager for the Tyneside Economic Development Company (TEDCO) in Jarrow, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Peterborough three years ago. She believes this new product will provide a welcome tool for pre-starts and small businesses that need to have a business plan before seeking investment from a bank.
“I am a huge advocate of Business Link and the amazing support it provides for small businesses, also local enterprise agencies. We see our business plan tool as a valuable complement to these services, particularly at the stage where people are ready to put their business ideas into writing,” said Karen (42), from Bourne.
The BusinessPlanWiz product costs £19.95 and is launched this week. And if the product gets off to a good start with positive feedback from users Karen is considering pitching it to the BBC1 Dragon’s Den team with a view to engaging larger organisations who may benefit from an online planning tool for their customers.
For more information about the product, visit www.businessplanwiz.com
bESPOKE PrOduct: Karen McNulty, who has launched her BusinessPlanWiz website.