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Guide to Writing a Business Plan – Part 6 – Success Factors

October 11, 2011

In Part 6 of our 8-Part Guide to Writing a Business Plan we look at ‘Success Factors’. This section is very important as it provides a summary explaining why the plan will succeed.

Guide to Writing a Business Plan – Part 7 – Financial Analysis & Finance

October 11, 2011

In Part 7 of our 8-Part Guide to Writing a Business Plan, we look at the Financial Analysis and Finance sections of the Business Plan.

Guide to Writing a Business Plan – Part 8 – Conclusion and Appendices

October 11, 2011

In Part 8 of our Guide to Writing a Business Plan we look at the ‘Conclusion’.

What is a Business Plan?

September 25, 2011

A business plan is a document which captures how you expect your business will grow, according to a large number of factors such as funding, how the market behaves, the people involved in the business, and – of course – how successful you are at selling your product or service.

Turn your business into one that doesn’t need you

September 25, 2011

On day one of your new business, as you sit at an empty desk wishing the phone would ring, you think about the future and how exciting it will be to be busy. Fast forward two years to when you are working 14 hours a day, six days a week (with enough work to fill […]

Planning to survive a business catastrophe – how to write a disaster recovery plan

September 25, 2011

With all the excitement of starting and running your own business, it’s easy to overlook what might happen if it all goes wrong. A disaster could strike your business at any time, in any form. What if your main sales person was lured to an aggressive competitor, you lost your data, or your building was […]

Reviewing how your business is performing

August 3, 2007

It’s easy to focus on the day-to-day running of your business, especially when you have only just started-up. But once your business is established, it is actually time to start planning again. Here’s why you should review the performance of your business and how to get started.

What financial forecasts should I include in my business plan?

February 7, 2007

Expert opinions may vary, but in general there are some standard analyses that a business plan ought to have, regardless of specifics.