If you are considering the Innovator Founder visa, you have probably come across the terms “business plan writer” and “business consultant”. Well, at least on my website/channels you have. So let’s look at the difference between a business plan writer and a business consultant. Understanding the difference will also help you decide which one may be useful to you. 

Depending on your venture and personal skills, you may need the help of a business plan writer or business consultant for your Innovator Founder visa application. 

First of all, I will do the “sales” part to inform you that I am both a business plan writer and a business consultant. Nevertheless, this is not usually the case, distinguishing me from any other service pertaining to Innovator Founder visa and international founders. In fact, I am the UK’s first and #1 business consultant for international founders. Moreover, I was an immigrant entrepreneur myself and settled in the UK via several business visas. 

Okay, now let’s look at each in detail, followed by a comparison table at the end. 

Business Plan Writer

In the abstract, the function of a plan writer is perhaps quite clear. Business plan writers possess the knowledge and skills to produce a well-written and well-researched business plan

However, the key point is that a business plan writer may not necessarily be familiar with running a business or have prior experience of doing so. 

The key competencies of a business plan writer are:

  • Excellent language command (in the case of Innovator Founder visa, the English language)
  • Understanding of business plan standards 

Business Consultant 

Business consultants, in contrast to business plan writers, are essentially there to advise on your business concept/protocols. Thus, they may not necessarily engage in producing business plans. However, they help you understand what needs to go on your business plan and eventually your venture. 

The core competencies of a business consultant are:

  • Experience in running and scaling a business 
  • In-depth industry knowledge 


Business Consultant Business Plan Writer
In-depth industry knowledge Understanding of business plan standards 
Experience in running and scaling a business Language/writing skills

Need help? I operate as both a consultant and plan writer

Whether you need help with writing your business consultant or are seeking a consultant to advise on your operations, I am here to help. 

Get in touch with me today to find out more. You may also watch a YouTube video that I have made on the same topic. 

About | My name is Sohrab Vazir. I’m a UK-based entrepreneur and business consultant. At the age of 22, and while I was an international student (graduate), I started my own Property Technology (PropTech) business, StudyFlats which I scaled to over 30 UK cities. I currently help other entrepreneurs and businesses of all size with the digital marketing strategy around SEO, copywriting and content.