Your business plan

You will need a business plan that demonstrates a strong business case for investment.

Your business plan is your means of conveying how ready your business is for investment. We need to be sure of a return on our investment, so your plan should be robust and should include:

Product or service

  • What you propose to use our investment for
  • The benefits our backing will bring to your business
  • Your core product’s USP
  • IP or patent protection
  • Your core product’s route-to-market

Market demand

  • Your target market and how you position your product/company
  • Evidence of your relationship with established or potential customers
  • Your key competitors and their USP

Growth potential

  • Turnover and profit and how you plan to grow them
  • Financial forecasts

Management expertise

  • Management team's experience of establishing or running a business
  • Management team's other experience and qualifications for running the business
  • Skills gaps in your management team?

Investment knowledge

  • Advice sought from an independent business advisor
  • Other potential sources of funding, part of a wider investment package

Supporting information

We consider a number of factors when assessing your application, so we need to see:

  • CVs for all business proprietors, directors and partners
  • Audited accounts from the last three years
  • Copies of bank statements from the last six months
  • Projected balance sheet, P&L and cash flow for the next three years
  • Recent management accounts and aged debtor/creditor list (if you have them)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (if you have one)

Contact us

To enquire about applying for investment from DBW Group please contact us

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