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.




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


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

Cork, Ireland 


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.



Mark Day, a native of Athy, Co. Kildare, is the founder 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 Cork Institute of Technology, he went on to establish his first business at the age of 24 in medical distribution. The company was a success which resulted in it being acquired by investors in 2007.

He has since been involved in several successful enterprises and is a shareholder in two SMEs.

Mark 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.


Padraig is a Business Writer and Marketing Consultant at Irish Business Plans. Prior to joining IBP, he was employed as a tax specialist in PwC’s Dublin office. During this time, he worked with an array of clients and business types, ranging from Irish SMEs to multinational PLCs to semi-state bodies. These clients operated within a variety of sectors, including technology, retail, transport, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and communications.

Padraig is an alum of Maynooth University, graduating with an honours degree in Business and Law. Since then, he has also completed programmes on business start-ups, digital marketing, and web design.

In his free time, Padraig is an active blogger. As a volunteer editor with the extremely popular wiwibloggs website, he produces content relating to the Eurovision Song Contest. For his troubles, he has appeared as a guest contributor on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland and RTÉ television’s main evening news.

Padraig marries his skills and experience to produce business plans that are rich in content and prepared to the highest standards.


Amanda is the office administrator at Irish Business Plans. Hailing from County Laois, she is responsible for ensuring that the customer service, office and administrative functions at IBP run smoothly and efficiently.

She has extensive experience with all office management tasks including project bookings, workflow scheduling, customer service and financial controls. Amanda is also responsible for organising meetings, project fulfilment, and ensuring clients’ needs are met on time.

Amanda looks after the I.T side of the business, assisting with the website, social media and content creation.

She graduated from Carlow Institute of Technology in 2013 and has accumulated administrative experience in a variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

She has been an integral part of the business since 2016.

In addition to her role with Irish Business Plans, Amanda is an active advocate of Water Safety and can be found delivering courses around the swimming pools of counties Kildare, Carlow and Laois.


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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