A detailed introduction to the KEY element of any successful business - the business plan. It helps learners consider and understand the different elements of the business plan so as to understand why and what they need to consider for their new business venture and how to structure and present it in a practical and persuasive style. It aims to indicate what potential investors, funders or any other stakeholders are going to want to know about the business and to give learners the confidence in putting together a first draft plan.
The course lasts 5 hours with a half-hour lunch break. Materials and course notes are provided.
- A business plan is first and foremost for you, the business owner; is a powerful tool for keeping you on track for success; and is essential if you are looking for business finance.
- Our course considers all the areas you need to address when you start trading. We encourage you to consider what you are seeking to achieve and what your goals are. To consider external influences and what you can offer. To define what are you selling and to whom. To review your competitors and how you are going to differentiate yourself from them. To consider if you need premises or people to work for you, and to consider what other requirements you may need to satisfy.
What they said about this course:
""Very informative and included situations personal to my own business that I can take away to think about for my future business plan"
"An enjoyable session with good information"
"Good conversation and learnt a lot more as the group relaxed. Finding out about financial assistance was an eye opener, and one more hurdle overcome personally"