Business Plan Fees
Business plan preparation fees depend upon how much research has already been completed by the entrepreneur and how much additional research he or she is willing to assist Commonwealth Business Development, LLC. The minimum fee is $1,000.00 and can range up to $5,000.00. After the scope of the project has been agreed upon by both the entrepreneur and CBD, we determine a firm fee commitment. Commonwealth Business Development, LLC requires 40.0% of the fee at the beginning, 40.0% when the draft of the business plan is completed, and 20.0% when the final business plan has been accepted. Business Plans can usually be completed in 15 business days.
If you would like to get an estimate of what the fee would be to prepare your business plan, here are the guidelines Commonwealth Business Development, LLC uses. Out of each Section listed below, choose the one that best represents your level of ability or stage of operations. Please keep in mind this is an estimate and the fee we determine can be different from the fee you calculate.
Stage of Company
Type of Capital Preferred
Scope of Company’s Business
Market Analysis Required
Narrative Section of Business Plan
10 to 32 points $1,000 to $1,500
33 to 45 points $1,501 to $2,500
46 to 55 points $2,501 to $3,500
56 to 65 points $3,501 to $4,000
66 to 70 points $4,001 to $5,000
71 or more points $5,001 or more
**The higher the point total, the more difficult and time consuming the business plan will be. Consequently, the fee will be higher.
Commonwealth Business Development, LLC.
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Louisville, Ky, 40204
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