PlanWare - On-line Survey Number 2
Please only answer questions if you have had direct experience of compiling a business plan.
Your replies are absolutely confidential.
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Are you or have you ever been directly involved in writing a business plan?
Yes - a comprehensive plan
Yes - a fairly basic plan
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What was the primary purpose of the plan?
For personal/internal use
Raise bank loans
Raise venture capital/equity
Assess viability of business
Secure approvals from shareholders/directors
How many pages long was the main part of your plan? (Ignore appendices, attachment etc.)
How much time elapsed between starting to research the plan and its completion?
Less than a month
Over 6 months
To what extent were external advisers/consultants used to help prepare the plan?
How many drafts of the plan were prepared?
5 or more
Which part of the plan was the most difficult to research/write?
Sales plan & forecasts
All parts equally difficult
No part was particularly difficult
Did you spend more time researching for the plan than writing the plan itself?
Much more time researching
Slightly more time researching
Researching and writing about the same
Less time researching than writing
No research required before writing
Was preparation of the plan more or less difficult/lengthy than you had anticipated?
Much more difficult
Somewhat more difficult
In line with expectations
Overall, how important/useful was the plan in terms of developing the business?
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