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Should I include a section in my business plan that spell out valuation and ROI?

I have a business plan template which includes a valuation section which spells out ROI, NIAT, NPV and gives a percentage or the return on the investment. My question is this standard practice for a startup? Do anyone have a good business plan template for handling the financial section?

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Martin Omansky
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(1) Valuation discussion is not appropriate in a private company business plan - doubly so for early stage companies. Don't waste time on it - including internal discussion. Sent from my iPhone
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Hey Calvin. We can connect and share some ideas.
My platform is www.mysoftjobs.com. PM me we talk more.....
Dane H. Madsen
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Dane H. Madsen Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Not really - those are subjective indicators and have so many variables, unless you are a financial type with the background, you can get them wrong fairly easily. They are useful in acquisition analysis but that is not your likely audience.
Howard Glase
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Hi, Live plan is a good user friendly model for entering in all your line items towards expenses, revenue, financing and taxes. Has allot of variable for you to adjust and a good FYI section. It's cheap as well. It puts out P&L Cash flow, and numerous other charts. Down side is that it does not export to Excel. I enjoyed the flexibility and my accountant thought it was effective to communicate my plan.
John OHanlon
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From an investors point of view it is good to show potential ROI but being able to predict ROI accurately could be a change especially with fledgling startups.
Burke Franklin
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I developed the BizPlanBuilder business plan software template.
We include valuation, ROI (a complete investor deal evaluation) for YOUR edification -- to better understand your deal and give you a basis for funding negotiations, but NOT to give your investors. They will ask you what you think your deal is worth, so now you'll have a ballpark...
BizPlanBuilder includes Excel based financial models I think you find very flexible and easy to use -- it also presents well to investors.
We also include Sensitivity Analysis (best/worst case) making it easy to run what-if? scenarios.
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