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Putting Your Business Into Words

ideas × words × results

 

It's time to stand out from the crowd.

Let’s face it, writing can be a big challenge for a new business owner. The very thought of writing all the documents to get up and running can be very intimidating.  There may not be enough hours in the day to focus on writing the documents that can be critical to abusiness' success.  It's very easy to procrastinate and put off what is a very necessary step to running a profitable business.

Whether you need a polished business plan, an attention grabbing proposal, a stunning presentation, effective social media management, killer web content or an attention grabbing press release, I can help you put your business into words.

I am a Professional Business Writer with more than fifteen years of professional business writing experience ready to help you with all of your writing projects.

 

Phone

(612) 257-4340

 

EMAIL

terri@thebusinessgirl.com

 

 

About

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WHO IS THE BUSINESS GIRL?

The Business Girl is Terri Sullivan Biehn.  Terri has been a professional business writer and management consultant for more than 16 years.  As a management consultant, Terri has worked with entrepreneurs on developing their business plans, proposals, presentations and other business documents. Through her consulting practice she coaches entrepreneurs on their general start-up, marketing, financial, operations, and management issues.

Terri has utilized her more than 21 years of business experience in her role as owner of The Business Girl.   Her extensive experience includes roles as a Manager of Financial Planning, Regional Controller, and Management Consultant for a wide variety of businesses.

Terri holds degrees in Finance and Accounting, as well as extensive corporate writing experience. As a business writer, she has published articles relating to small business entrepreneurs and start-up companies.

 
 

Business Plans and Pitch Decks

Every business starts out with an idea, a vision, and an entrepreneur brave enough to embrace the unknown. Once the idea begins to grow, most new businesses struggle with how to plan for success. A business plan is a valuable resource that will force you to work through issues and set goals to ensure your success. It helps you see your weaknesses and strengths, and lets you plan accordingly.

The Business Girl will help you create an effective business plan that presents your business ideas and objectives in clear, concise language. Each plan includes financial projections based upon realistic, detailed assumptions. I don't believe in using a "canned” approach or over-the-counter business plan templates, so each business plan is tailored to the unique characteristics of your individual business and its specific industry.

Plan Writing: A great business plan distinguishes a company from all others and proves why an investor, bank, partner or other entity should invest capital, time and / or other resources into a company. A comprehensive business plan consists of both convincing narrative text and realistic financial projections. I customize the narrative sections to clearly and concisely explain the business opportunity and how you intend to maximize its potential. The financial projections are created utilizing realistic, detailed financial assumptions. The finished result is a professional business plan that can stand up to the most critical investor and make them excited about your business idea.

Fees: Because most of our clients are small start-up businesses, we offer reasonable rates and a flexible payment schedule. The fee for a business plan is dependent upon the scope of the project and the complexity of the plan. 1/3 of the fee is due to begin, 1/3 is due at first draft completion, and the final 1/3 at final draft completion.

What if I only need a business plan review? We offer a discounted rate for business plan review and commentary.


RFP, Proposals and Technical Writing

When it comes to creating a winning proposal, you need to stand out from the crowd!

You know that your business is unique from the competition.  You have a history of getting things done.  You are the very best company to select for that critical project.  You just don't know how to tell everyone else how great your are!

My expertise in writing winning proposals coupled with your company's desire to generate new business can create that amazing proposal that wins you new business.  I can manage the RFP process from the moment you receive the request through the information gathering and writing right up to the final submission. 

I learned what it takes to set yourself apart from the competition by drafting RFP responses for government contracts for Lockheed Martin.  Later I went on to hone my skills writing technical proposals for a large software consulting company.  As a management consultant, I work with a variety of clients who need proposals for government rfps, technical rfps, construction rfps and much more.


Presentations, Social Media Management, and Much More

I create custom eye catching presentations that will showcase your ideas to your audience. Every quality presentation is developed with your business in mind. I work with you to develop a presentation that is organized to balance the verbal text with graphics that compliment your message in order to reach your targets.

Whether it is a business plan pitch deck, an external sales call, or an internal presentation, I can help you get your message across in a presentation that you will be proud to deliver. I work with every client to ensure that their presentation is as unique as their business or idea.

 


Blogging, articles, press release, social media management, annual reports, ad-hoc reports.....

It takes a lot of words to really sell your business and there are only so many hours in a day.  If you are too busy running your business to spin your wheels researching a blog post or don't have the time to pass the day posting on social media or just need a writer to move the project from your to-do list to the done pile, I can help put your business into words. 

Additional writing services include:

Annual Reports

  • Website Content
  • Marketing Materials
  • White Papers
  • Social Media Management - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and More
  • Press Releases
  • Blog Posts
  • Articles
  • Newsletters
  • Email Blasts
  • Resume
  • Much More
 
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FAQS

How long will it take to complete my project?

It really depends on your specific needs, but most projects are completed in 2-3 weeks.  If you have a pressing deadline, just let me know and we can figure out a schedule that will fit your needs.

How do you accept payment?

I accept payment via Square.  Most projects have an agreed upon payment schedule phasing throughout the project completion.  I do not accept checks.

How many changes will you make to my project?

I don't put a limit on the number of revisions I will do on your project.  I will continue to work with you until you are happy with the finished product.