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    Business Plan (7) – Financial Analysis & Finance

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

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    Business Plan (8) – Conclusion and Appendices

    The conclusion should reiterate the opportunity, highlight the key strengths of your plan, summarise your vision, and remind the reader why your business is in a position to successfully execute the plan.

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    12-step Business Plan guide for start-ups and small firms

    Our comprehensive 2500-word 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.

  • Financial planning – 6 steps to a successful plan

    The 6 steps you need to take to develop a coherent and realistic financial plan of your business

  • A beginner’s guide to financial reports for small business owners

    Financial reports are standardised measures of a business’ financial health. They are a necessity for publicly traded companies, but this does not mean that they are only useful for large organisations. If you know what…

  • How to write a business plan for you, not the bank

    When you decide it’s time to get your business started, you’ll find the first piece of advice given by most experts is to “get a business plan written”. And they’re right; that is the first…

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    How to make a cash flow forecast for a startup

    How can I forecast my cash flow when the business doesn’t even exist yet? That’s a question most new startups wrestle with as they are planning their new business. It may seem to some to…

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    The 60 minute marketing plan for small and start-up businesses

    Marketing your business should be fun and simple. Surely there can be no better way to spend a day than working on something which is going to help you achieve your objectives more quickly?

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    Market research – what do you need to find out about your customers?

    Market research is often assumed or anecdotal. A few good words here and there, enthusiastic leads, handshakes and happily resolved issues from existing customers can lead to the pleasant feeling that you know your market.…