Sorry for the very sporadic posts of late. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my postings will be few and far between until I get the business plan monkey off my back. I finished up the start up cost/funding request section. This will most likely be the first page a lender will turn to when they open the business plan which is why it will contain porn. That should get their attention. I managed to line up two people whom I have great respect for to be both business plan reviewers and advisors. Their names are now officially in the business plan along with their backgrounds. Both gentlemen will be of huge help and they will be Panic VIP’s for life.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of looking at the business plan. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of researching, analyzing, writing, and tweaking, but at this point, the fun is over and I want it out the door. However, having a full time job (which has been quite busy of late), wife, two children and all the things that go with family, there’s only so much time I can devote to it. For awhile I was getting stressed and beating myself up over it, but I’m learning to relax a bit knowing that it’ll be done when it’s done and I just need to maintain as much focus as I can. It’s REALLY close to completion. No really. And I’m very proud of it. I’ve seen other business plans for other types of businesses and was amazed at the lack of detail and care taken. I saw one non-brewery business plan with an actual typo in the funding request. They had inadvertently omitted a zero from the end. I shit you not.
The Panic plan is extremely thorough and nicely presented. At least I think it is.
So hang tight everyone. Once this thing is done there’s going to be a ton of activity on this blog. I have loads of material to write including equipment, ingredients, financing (that’ll be the big one), and eventually real estate leasing, licensing, construction, you name it.