demonstrate (v.) to show clearly and deliberately; to present by example
- The professor demonstrated through a case study that a business plan can impress a lender.
develop (v.) to expand, progress, or improve
- Lily developed her ideas into a business plan by taking a class at the community college.
evaluate (v.) to determine the value or impact of
- The lenders evaluated our credibility and decided to loan us money.
gather (v.) to accumulate; to conclude
- We gathered information for our plan from many sources.
offer (n. & v.) a proposal; to propose; to present in order to meet a need or satisfy a requirement
- Devon accepted our offer to write the business plan.