Cloud Storage Business Plan

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There are several things to consider when creating a business plan for a cloud storage company. Pro Business Plans has worked with several cloud storage providers to create professional plans for investment and strategy. This article provides information about what is included in a cloud storage business plan and how it is typically structured.

Cloud Storage Business Plan

A custom business plan for a cloud storage company will be most effective if you structure it in a way that clearly outlines your competitive positioning. There are many cloud storage companies already on the market, so it is exceptionally important to effectively position the company and determine and marketing strategy. This is reflected in the business model and marketing strategy, to be reflected in the bottom-line financial projections. The following section outlines what is included in each section and the information that it should contain.

Business Model

The business model section of the cloud storage business plan generally constitutes the bulk of the business plan. It outlines how the company will profit the most from its space and the market positioning that it proposes. For instance, some cloud storage providers target the business market by describing the security of its servers, whereas others may focus on a niche consumer demographic such as publishers.

Some cloud storage providers will also have a re-seller model if they own their own servers, such as enabling web developing agencies to provide a white label service, whereas others will re-sell directly. The business model will ideally by unparalleled and protected by some unique competitive advantage. However, you may be able to still effectively acquire market share with a powerful marketing strategy.




Marketing Plan

The marketing strategy of a cloud storage business plan will generally include a branding strategy that outlines how the company will be positioned, in addition to a market entry strategy included with the budget. The marketing strategy should take into consideration that many companies will already be at the top of the search engines and the PPC will be competitive, so it’s important to establish creative and competitive marketing strategies in order to acquire and retain customers at a very low cost.




Financial Projections

The financial projections of a cloud storage company will likely be requested by investors to be included with the business plan. The business plan should clearly outline how you will acquire customers at a low cost and how long you will be able to retain them. These two figures are among the most important, but investors will also want to see three to five-years of financial projections. This will include an income statement, cash flow projections, balance sheet, and potentially a break-even analysis.




What is Included in Our Custom Cloud Storage Business Plan?


  • Marketing Plan
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Personnel Plan
  • Organizational Chart
  • Company Valuation
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Keys to Success
  • Three Year Objectives
  • Product or Service Description
  • Market Research
  • Fundraising Support
  • 12 Month & 3 Year Profit & Loss
  • 3 Year Balance Sheet
  • 12 Month & 3 Year Sales Forecast
  • 12 Month & 3 Year Cash Flows
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Management Team

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