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If you need a business plan, then you have come to the right place. Our reason for being is to help entrepreneurs put their best possible case forward for funding with professionally prepared business plans, investor proposals and financial forecasts.

We know how hard this can be for time-poor business people and we also know how daunting it can be for early stage and start-up businesses.

Our typical customers include people applying for grants from state agencies such as the LEO network and Enterprise Ireland. Clients include people making Bank Loan applications and Investor Pitches. Customers also include people who just want to plan and forecast well for their business as a matter of good management practice.

Since we formally established in 2014, over 300 entrepreneurs have entrusted us to help them with their efforts. We have also worked directly with over 100 other clients on various projects including tender and bid writing, sales and financial forecasting, website content writing, SEO the copywriting and technical writing. Click here to read some reviews from real clients.

We pride ourselves on striving to provide a quality and professional service that is affordable and accessible to businesses of all sizes and at any stage of development.


We have 2 offices in Ireland - Cork and Dublin



2 Full-Time Writers, 1 Part-Time Administrator, 2 Associate Chartered Accountants and 1 Sales  & Marketing.


Irish Business Plans, 13A, Millbank Business Park, Lucan, Dublin

Irish Business Plans, 7A, South Ring Business Park, Kinsale Road, Cork



561056 (Companies Registration Office Ireland)



A good business plan writer needs commercial experience coupled with astute business and financial acumen. They pay great attention to detail and have excellent communication and writing skills. These skills, coupled with our desire to give excellent customer service make us your perfect business writing partner.


Michael Melleney
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Michael Melleney  B.Comm, MBA, is the owner and lead business plan writer.

He is an experienced business professional with a strong background in entrepreneurship and business development. Having completed an honours degree in Business, Finance and Marketing at UCC, he held a number of senior roles for international companies overseeing Irish and international territories.  

In 2008 he undertook an MBA at the University of Limerick graduating with a 2.1 Masters Degree.

Since 2010 he has been involved in several successful enterprises and is a shareholder in four SMEs and a director in multiple companies.

Michael focuses his energy on businesses that require expert help with business planning, financial modelling and content preparation. He has direct experience of working with the Irish Banking System, Enterprise Boards, Microfinance Ireland and L.E.O institutions, Leader County Development Partnerships, Enterprise Ireland and private investors. 

He is dedicated to staying at the cutting edge of business development and has completed additional post-graduate certificate studies in Public Relations, Online Marketing, Google Adwords and Business Communications.

He is a member of the MBAAI, an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers and is currently (2021) undertaking a Professional Diploma in SME Credit at UCD. 

Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan is a Senior Business Plan Writer at Irish Business Plans. She is a highly experienced banking professional.


Sarah holds:

  • BSc (Finance) from UCC

  • MBS (Financial Services) from Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD

Kevin Lucey

Kevin is one of our professional business plan writers. His primary responsibilities include market research, content writing, and graphic design.


Kevin graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, and New Media from CIT in 2019. Throughout his studies he gained an intricate understanding of digital marketing, while improving his writing, and content creation skills. It was during this period that Kevin realised his fascination with, and talent for SEO, web design, and social media marketing.


Prior to his Master’s degree, Kevin received a BA in History, and Philosophy, from UCC. Here he gained invaluable research skills, that have been instrumental in the business plan writing process. His ability to gather information, apply critical analysis, and convey it in a concise manner, all stem from his undergraduate studies.


Throughout his education Kevin gained a passion for, and an expert knowledge of the service, and hospitality industry by managing one of Corks longest running, and most successful restaurants, Jacques. Kevin’s  professional, and caring customer service saw him rise through the ranks during his tenure at Jacques. His management experience provided a detailed insight into the sector, and raised his awareness for efficient, ethical business practices.


Kevin is eager to improve his business acumen through his daily interactions with exciting entrepreneurs, and his thorough research into varying industries, and sectors. “I love the exciting and new challenges this job provides on a daily basis. No two plans are the same, making every day different. Even better is the fact that I have a creative outlet that expresses some of my strongest abilities”.


Thomas Cotter
Best Cover Insurance
Insurance Industry

The guys showed a genuine interest in what I needed to achieve from the moment we spoke. The personal service was second to none. Mark arranged a call to discuss the concept of the business and our targets. This was transferred into a format which was suitable for multiple audiences. Overall, a great service with excellent support.

Zuzana Hruzova
(Owner Operator)
Swimtastic Ireland
Leisure Industry

I’m not originally from Ireland, so I wasn’t very confident about my “Business English”. The team were fantastic in helping me prepare marketing, regulatory, and business planning materials. The plan has helped me through all the administration layers I have come across. The service was excellent value for money, and I would strongly recommend Irish Business Plans.

John Lavelle
(General Manager)
JTL Stores Ltd
Kildare, Meath & Antrim
Retail Sector

I needed to raise a seven-figure sum to purchase commercial properties. I required a detailed business plan and forecasts. Mark was extremely valuable in his ability to understand my business and translate this into a plan. A pleasure to work with and I strongly recommend them.

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