• 10 business plan tips

    Top 10 business planning tips for start-ups

    Writing a business plan is an important step in the business start-up process. And, if you want to raise funding for your new business, you simply must produce an up-to-date business plan to show potential backers.

  • What is SWOT analysis?

    Used to identify the key strengths and weaknesses of your company as well as any threats and opportunities, a SWOT analysis can help to work out what your business strategy should be.

  • 10 do’s and don’ts of writing a business plan

    When it comes to writing a business plan, there is one single golden rule that dwarfs all others – your business plan must address each of the key concerns of your potential backer.

  • business plan introduction

    Business Plan (1) – Introduction for small business owners

    Our 8-part guide on how to write a business plan serves as an outline for anyone who is thinking of starting their own business, or improving an existing business.

  • business plan executive summary

    Business Plan (2) – Objectives, Executive Summary

    Both the ‘Objectives’ and ‘Executive Summary’ sections provide an overview of the entire business plan.

  • business plan market analysis

    Business Plan (3) – Market Analysis, Demand Analysis

    In Part 3 of our 8-Part Guide to Writing a Business Plan we look at Market Analysis and Demand Analysis.

  • business plan environment competition

    Business Plan (4) – Environmental, Company and Competition Analysis

    In Part 4 of our 8-Part Guide to Writing a Business Plan, we look at the environmental, company and competition analysis parts of the business plan.

  • business plan marketing strategy

    Business Plan (5) – Marketing Strategy

    Once you have established the market, the competition and the factors that affect it, you need to detail the strategy of how you will enter the market place.

  • business plan success factors

    Business Plan (6) – Success Factors

    In Part 6 of our 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.