Business Plan Essentials: A quick overview of what’s needed
Never written a business plan before? Heard horror stories of 100-page business plans? Fear not! With this crash course you’ll be provided with an overview of the different components that make up a business plan.
Let’s start at the beginning.
This crash course will answer the “what”, “why” and “how” questions around business planning. At the end of this crash course you’ll be able to:
- Define the necessary elements of a business plan and how these pieces come together.
- Understand the purpose of a business plan and how it can keep the business on track.
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Company Profile: the face of your business
About the crash course: The Company Profile section allows you to lay the groundwork of your business out for readers. This crash course will walk you through the basics including who you are, your company’s history and what’s unique about your business.
Market Research: uncovering your best customer
About the crash course: A common pitfall of many entrepreneurs is not doing enough research into their chosen industry before delving into a business. This crash course will help you uncover why market research is essential to success when starting a new business.
Sales & Marketing: finding and engaging your customers
About the crash course: So you’ve collected your market research – now what? Dive deep into the sales & marketing section to outline anything that influences the buying decision of your customer. This crash course will walk you through developing a marketing strategy, help you define your marketing objectives and get into the nitty gritty of marketing tactics.
Operations: the details on how to deliver
About the crash course: Operations is ultimately about how you retain the customer and exceed their expectations after you’ve made the sale. This crash course will help you delve into what needs to be in place in the back-end of your business to ensure your customers are more than satisfied.
Financials: getting the most out of each start-up dollar
About the crash course: Starting a business inevitable involves a number of start-up costs. Where will the money come from? What sources of funding are available? What do you need to consider? When will you start making money? Let us help you answer all of these questions and more!
Financials: tackling your cash flow
About the crash course: The numbers always tell a story in business — that’s why it’s important to get them right! The Financials: tackling your cash flow crash course will walk you through the ins and outs of the cash flow statement and sales forecast.
Award winning business plan: the inside scoop on how to do it
About the crash course: A business plan will explain HOW you will succeed in your business, not just WHY. Writing a business plan doesn’t need to be a daunting task. This crash course will outline the different sections of a winning business plan & provide you with practical tips for working your way through each section.
Are you ready to go beyond the basic business plan components?
These crash courses provide more in depth and focused content for topics within the larger business plan sections.
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