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Has anyone used the ADI business plan. Would really like to know if it was worth the $300.00.

PLEASE PM me I really don't want to get anyone upset at ADI. I will keep all PMs to my self, also with the everything costing $$ a lot of 300's adds up really fast.

I am closing on my lot and working on a floor plan for building "23' W by 110'L" with tasting / gift shop in front with glass walls looking into Dis. Workflow has been re-done many times working with long walls and not getting to spread out.

Thank for your Help.

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In my opinion and experience not necessarily with spirits, you always gain from looking at people's ideas of what is necessary to do something, especially this specific, and to see oversights, that is definitely worth 300.00 or maybe more. I pay an accountant to help me organize my bank loan proposal about 100/hr. Retainer of 1000.00 plus all the fees of redoing things, etc. Utilizing something like this may have cut his time organizing numbers literally in half because now we have a more concise educated view of where to start. He is certainly going to have to talk to people and so will I about things needed, oversight, etc. So I'm feeling more comfortable now seeing these lists because it gives me oversight help. Certainly not a one size fits all type thing, but luckily Bill has offered a few options, which I spent a lot of time analyzing and doing roi projections on so I'd know what to borrow from the bank to stay liquid enough.

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I used the business plan as a reference. I also found plans for breweries and wineries online and used them for references. If I'm not mistaken, the ADI plans only assist with the financial side, not all of the research that goes into the business plan.

My two cents... Get as many references as you can. I would also suggest SCORE if it is available in your area. SCORE is the Service Corp of Retired Executives and offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL advice from business plans to marketing, etc. My mentor happened to be the founder of Woodchuck Cider. I couldn't ask for much better insight than that.

Todd

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Now why should this info be kept quiet? If one has found something useful or not useful, one should be free to say so. One should be encouraged to say so.

Thanks

Been reading the forum for a long time before posting. I wish it was that easy but it is not, When referring to your host.

I have a plan from my retail store that was 80% as written but there is not much in common.

I should of asked a different way.

When I join is the plan workable and scalable.

Thanks for the tips I have gotten what I need.

John

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In my opinion and experience not necessarily with spirits, you always gain from looking at people's ideas of what is necessary to do something, especially this specific, and to see oversights, that is definitely worth 300.00 or maybe more. I pay an accountant to help me organize my bank loan proposal about 100/hr. Retainer of 1000.00 plus all the fees of redoing things, etc. Utilizing something like this may have cut his time organizing numbers literally in half because now we have a more concise educated view of where to start. He is certainly going to have to talk to people and so will I about things needed, oversight, etc. So I'm feeling more comfortable now seeing these lists because it gives me oversight help. Certainly not a one size fits all type thing, but luckily Bill has offered a few options, which I spent a lot of time analyzing and doing roi projections on so I'd know what to borrow from the bank to stay liquid enough.

Thanks you are right. Is there a LinkedIn list for this market. I have found it to be a great place for resources in my IT business.

John

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