Category Archives: Business

Business Plan Template: Free Download

I often speak to entrepreneurs, mostly budding or who’ve just started. Every now and then I get this question, how do I figure out how much money do I need or how do I find out how much capital/funding should I raise?

A few weeks back, I found myself answering the same question when I started another company, Irayo. When I ran this sheet through a set of investors, they seemed to be pretty happy with the amount homework done.

Then, in the last 2 weeks, another 3 entrepreneurs asked me this question again. Since now I had a sheet ready, I happily shared with them. When i did it the 3rd time, I realized there maybe a lot more people who might find this useful and I immediately decided to open source it.

In my understanding, this business plan template is useful for startups, small businesses, wannabe entrepreneurs, people pitching to investors – who will ask for your 3 (or maybe) 5 year plans, generating revenue model plans for SaaS (subscription based revenue models) or e-commerce businesses. If you think or in fact have used it in some other case, please do share, I’ll be happy to know.

I had created it for 3 years, so that’s what the template has, you can easily extrapolate it to more years if you want. Remember, there are formulae throughout the sheet, so be careful about them.

If you find it useful, please do remember to Tweet Business Plan Template / Share on Share on Facebook, Share on LinkedIn, Share on Google+ with your friends/followers.

The link to download the Business Plan Template

To download: In the menu options, Click “File-> Download As” and download in whatever format you are comfortable.

Thanks to Rahul Dewan for the base work on this sheet (done almost 2-3 years back).

How much should this service cost?

Friend: That sounds expensive
Me: Why?
Friend: I don’t know but this definitely sounds expensive
Me: Okay, how much should it cost?
Friend: I don’t know, but given the time it takes to be done, it shouldn’t be that expensive
Me: The cost of a service is not defined by the effort made by the service guy but by the “value” it generates for the consumer of the service.

Inbound Marketing Agencies in India

Inbound marketing is still in its nascent stages in India. And every time I talk about it, I see people getting more and more interested in it. Honestly, if you really spend time understanding it, you will notice that it’s worth exploring for your business 🙂

And then when people who are or get convinced about inbound marketing, they come back with the same question often, “Can you share the names of a few inbound marketing agencies in India?”. Since I could never find a list that I could refer to, so I  thought to make my own.

Disclaimer: i don’t know any of the agencies apart from Niswey and so the list is just names based on what was found on Google. So if you’re looking for an inbound marketing agency, here’s your goto list! (Last updated: March 21, 2017)

Have categorized them based on cities.

Agencies in Delhi

    1. Niswey: Niswey delivers ROI-driven inbound marketing to enable companies grow. With their content-driven approach which is strongly supported by analytics, they help customers  generate qualified leads from their websites. This helps their customers in building brands online and increasing web traffic in a sustainable manner. They are a HubSpot Partner and also a Silver Certified partner of Sharpspring.

Services: Inbound Marketing Services, Search Engine Optimization, B2B Marketing, Content Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Website And User Analytics, Digital Marketing Audit Services and Marketing Automation Services

      1. Inbound Mantra–  Inbound mantra is a ROI focused inbound marketing agency, they have delivered business in India and US.

Services: Inbound Marketing, B2b And B2c Lead Generation,Search Engine Optimization, Inbound Strategy, Social Media, Email Campaigns, Hubspot Services, Content Marketing, Website And User Analytics

      1. NCMborz– They manage strategy, communications, websites, inbound marketing and online advertising performance.

Services: Digital Marketing, Web Design And Development, Content Writing, ORM

      1. MWG: MWG / is the content marketing agency for world’s leading firms. We specialize in content that delivers ROI for clients, including Fortune 500 companies in US, Europe and Asia.

Services: Inbound Marketing, Social Selling,Content Repurposing, Video Marketing,On-Demand Publishing, Localization

      1. Consurgys: Consurgys is a collective effort of professionals from varied backgrounds who believe in systematic approaches.

Services: Content Development, Web Consulting, Digital Marketing, Branding and Consulting, Image and Graphics, Translation Services, E-commerce Services, Data Entry Services, Application Development

      1. Digital Flic– A Team That Offers Memorable Experiences in Every Project With a Keen Eye for Even the Minutest Details

Services:Strategy & Planning, Creative & Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, Data & Analytics, Maintenance

      1. Konnect Infoline– Konnect Infoline Inbound Marketing Agency offers full service content marketing, inbound marketing, and graphic design services for growing companies.

Services: SEO, Pay Per Click, Inbound Marketing, Social Media Optimization, Content Optimization, Web Development

Agencies in Mumbai/ Pune

      1. Brand Metasis– Brand Metasis is a result driven Integrated Inbound marketing agency that help transform your brand into a sales and marketing magnet with well designed online presence, compelling content, creative marketing designs and precisely targeted inbound marketing.

Services: Inbound Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media

      1.  Lotus Inbound– It is a unified marketing product that enables a variety of channels, measurably enhancing marketing and sales productivity. Lotus Inbound is purpose-built for the needs of medium to large businesses in India.

Service:  Inbound Methodology

      1. BM Consulting– BM Consulting is India’s leading organization in Inbound Marketing, they believe in helping your corporation grow through the internet network

Service: Inbound Marketing, Web Design, Digital Marketing, e commerce

      1. Buzz Factory– Buzzfactory is a 360 degree social media & digital consulting agency that partners with businesses to spearhead strategy & execution of their digital initiatives.

Service: Social Media Engagement Starter Plan, Blog & Inbound Marketing Starter Plan, 360 Degree Social Media Pro Plan, SEM PPC & Digital Marketing Campaign Management, Mobile Engagement & Campaigns, Mobile & Social App Development, Customized Solutions

      1. BluenoteCreative–  They develop effective content strategies for forward thinking companies.

Services: Web Development, Mobile App Development, Digital Marketing,Sales Optimization, Inbound Marketing

Agencies in Ahmedabad

      1. Search Native: A bunch of enthusiastic, geeks, that wouldn’t rest until you get a branding experience beyond all expectations.

Services: Web development, Inbound Marketing, SEO, Pay Per Click, Social Media

Agencies in Bangalore

      1. Fuegosys– Young, smart and artists of our own accord, have one objective; to make brands people love, bring together passionate, young, creative and out of the box thinkers.

    Services: Inbound Marketing Services

      1. Inboundsys– Inboundsys is an offshore Web Development & Inbound Marketing Agency based at Bangalore, India, providing quality & cost-efficient services Worldwide.

Services: Hubspot, Inbound Marketing, Web Services, E-commerce, Responsive Web Design, Hubspot Integration, Graphic Design, Marketing Videos

      1. Esanosys–  Esanosys is a marketing automation agency which helps clients implement marketing automation and realize it’s full potential with best in class content, creatives and deliverables.

Services: Marketing Automation, Inbound Marketing, Sales Automation, SEO, Content, SEM, Social, Email, PR

      1. B2B Inbound – B2b Inbound Is A Globally Recognised Indian Hubspot Partner Agency

Services: Hubspot COS Design, Hubspot Inbound Marketing, Hubspot Integration, Web Development, ECommerce, Creative Design

Agencies in Hyderabad

      1. High Purple– Highpurple is an Inbound Marketing company that helps companies attract, engage, convert, and delight customers. It has a game plan for your success vision.

     Service: Inbound Marketing

      1. Pyrite– We offer digital marketing services in Hyderabad with SEO, Local, social media and content marketing to increase your overall business and eCommerce sales.

Services: SEO, Social Media, Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing,  e commerce SEO services

      1. Triple Horn– Triplehorn is a Digital marketing agency primarily focusing on Responsive web strategy & Inbound Marketing for all types of organizational establishments.

Services: Web strategy, SEO, Inbound Marketing

4.  The Smarketers – Inbound marketing and sales company.

Services: Web design, Inbound Marketing, Inbound Sales, Workshops

4.  FractionalCMO – Fractional CMO started in 2017 with just one goal in mind ‘Help Start-ups to scale and grow the business’.

Services: Inbound Marketing, Content, SEO, PPC

Agencies in Chennai

      1. Mirror Minds– Their goal is to create long term business relationships and become your partner for years ahead and we strive to make working with Mirror Minds an experience you’re more than satisfied with.

Service: Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Web Applications, Virtual Branding, Mobile Application, Hosting Solutions

Last updated: 16 June 2016