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Business Plan Writing Competition and Scholarship

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The Go Business Plans Scholarship


Go Business Plans is a business planning and consulting firm based in Los Angeles, California. Since 2006, we have worked with early stage ventures and existing businesses to help develop investor-ready business plans, financial models, feasibility studies and valuation analyses.

To date, our business plans have raised over $1 billion in combined debt and equity funding for companies across 100 different industries. We are therefore extremely proud to announce our first annual business plan writing scholarship. The winner will receive $1,500 based on the idea, structure and overall merit of their business plan.

As advocates for higher learning, we are honored to give back to aspiring entrepreneurs who create meaningful business opportunities for themselves, their peers and their communities.


We highly encourage students who are currently enrolled in college to apply for our scholarship. Individuals seeking a postgraduate degree (MBA/PHD) in the United States or internationally are welcome to apply as well.

We accept submissions from students majoring in any degree. Our scholarships are not limited to business majors.


There will only be one winner. The deadline for submissions is on November 15th 2017.

Plans will be reviewed by our senior consultants and the winner will be announced on December 15th 2017.

Application Process

We recommend that your plan should be between 3,000 to 4,000 words or approximately 20 pages. We only accept attached submissions as a Word document, Pages (Mac) or PDF attachment.

Remember to include the following in your application in a separate document:

  • Your full name, address and contact details including your phone number and email address.
  • A statement of your current academic status as well as evidence that you are currently enrolled in college or seeking a post-grade degree.

Our Criteria

Behind every business lies a great idea. Explaining the opportunity or the problem your business intends to solve is the first step to writing your business plan.

To help get you started, your business plan should ideally cover the following sections:

  • Company Analysis: An overview of your company’s current and planned operations, its business model and its value proposition to the marketplace.
  • Opportunity Analysis: A strategic overview of your company, its operating highlights to date and an overview of the location launch strategy, and detail on your company’s unique qualifications in launching and growing the concept, as well as the overall investment thesis of the business plan.
  • Industry Analysis: This should include an analysis of your chosen industry including industry performance, industry outlook information, industry segmentation information and the primary industry trends that may benefit or affect your operations.
  • Market Analysis: A market and customer analysis of the customers that your product or service will serve. This section will include information about how these market trends directly impact your operations. This section can also include the target markets your company has chosen.
  • Competitive Analysis: This section will include a detailed analysis of your company’s major competitors. This section should highlight your competitive advantages and the marketing strategies being used by your competitors.
  • Marketing Plan: A marketing plan should show the different marketing channels and strategies that you will use to engage and grow your audience. Highlighting the approximate costs, budget and potential performance of these strategies is also recommended.
  • Operations Plan: An operational plan should describe your company’s general ownership, contact details and incorporation information. This section should have a detailed operational timeline for your business. Current and planned procedures for your company should also be included as well.
  • Financial Plan: A financial plan should have a summary of your project’s expected financial performance, the projected income statement, balance sheet and a cash flow statement. This section should have information on the funding required to launch the project and the assumptions used to calculate these projections.

Terms and Conditions

We value each and every person’s privacy. Please read the terms below prior to submission.

By participating you are giving your consent for us to contact you through mail, email or via phone. Should you be the winner, you are giving us your express consent to use your name, college and your plan on this site for any other promotional purposes.

If you would like us to use your photo, kindly send that along with your submission.

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