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    Business planning is about results. You need to make the contents of your plan match your purpose. Don’t accept a standard outline just because it’s there.

    A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on key points, and prepare for problems and opportunities.

    Unfortunately, many people think of business plans only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. But they are also vital for running a business, whether or not the business needs new loans or new investments. Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.

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    A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.

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    A business plan is a document that shows how a business is going to achieve its objectives laid out in the plan both from a customer marketing viewpoint and the financial statements to back up the written plan. ..

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    A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals

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    Strategies – Strategies are your broad approaches of how you would accomplish your Business Vision and Mission. So it addresses What, How and Why aspects of your business model. It is advised to complete this section as a group and involve a facilitator who can guide you through this sector.

    Key areas to cover in defining strategies are:

    · Positioning (What will you want your customers to know you for?)
    · Revenue Model (What are your sources of revenue)
    · Marketing Strategy (How will your market your brand and services)
    · Alliances & Intermediaries (How will help your get new sales leads)
    · Sales (What are your sales channels?)
    · Diversification ( What would you want to diversify in the next 5 years)


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    "Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now¡¨ Alan Lakein. Provide sufficient time and money for planning process. Induce evaluation procedure in the plan and reward effective implementation. Always focus on the results as it is the starting point of whole management functions ¡V like organizing, directing, controlling, co-ordinating, staffing are related to planning. Planning facilitates decision-making. Planning draws on a wide range of knowledge from many different business disciplines like finance, human resource management, intellectual property management, supply chain management, operation management, marketing and production management.

    "Planning is not guesswork; it is a conscious determination based on objectives, facts, forecasts and involves choosing among alternatives. It is an ongoing process that prevents small problems from becoming big. In daily life spend 10-15 minutes at the beginning of each day planning for the day or next day; it will help you to schedule your priority task, organise yourself well, it ensures unity in decision making, change management, stability, measures performance standards, achievement of purpose and provides solution to problems which helps in survival, growth and progress, keep some spare time each, as expected situations may arise.

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    Guide for managing the start-up and or operations of a co operative, including:

    1. Estimate of amount and sources of start-up and operating capital;
    2. Projection of revenue and expenditures for defined period of time; and
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    A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.

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    A business plan is a document that summarizes the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be realized.

    Because the business plan contains detailed financial projections, forecasts about your business's performance, and a marketing plan, it's an incredibly useful tool for business planning.

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    A business plan is a document that summarizes the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be realized.

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    A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.

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    A business plan is a document that summarizes the operational and financial objectives of a business and contains the detailed plans and budgets showing how the objectives are to be realized.

    Because the business plan contains detailed financial projections, forecasts about your business's performance, and a marketing plan, it's an incredibly useful tool for business planning.

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    A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on key points, and prepare for problems and opportunities. Unfortunately, many people think of business plans only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. But they are also vital for running a business, whether or not the business needs new loans or new investments. Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.

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    A Business Plan is a dynamic document: it changes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. By having your Plan accessible on your Company Computer Network and Online, the CEO, Executives, Management and Key Employees can use it and update it easily and effectively. In order for a Business Plan to be successful, it must be intertwined into the fabric of your business. Just writing and developing the Plan is only half the battle. Without effective Implementation, a Plan is just a document without “a soul” or purpose. A Business Plan must become a “living” document within your Organization. By using computer technology and high speed internet, a Business Plan can be readily adopted into your Company’s every day operations.

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    A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on key points, and prepare for problems and opportunities.

    Unfortunately, many people think of business plans only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. But they are also vital for running a business, whether or not the business needs new loans or new investments. Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.

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    A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on key points, and prepare for problems and opportunities.
    Unfortunately, many people think of business plans only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. But they are also vital for running a business, whether or not the business needs new loans or new investments. Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.


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    A business plan is a document that shows how a business is going to achieve its objectives laid out in the plan both from a customer marketing viewpoint and the financial statements to back up the written plan.

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    A business plan is a written statement of your business; what you want to achieve and how you plan to go about it.

    It should outline the structure of your business, the product or service, the customer, the growth potential and the financials.

    But as well as giving information about your business it should also inspire you for the future. It’s a blueprint for what you want to achieve and should give you a clear understanding of how you intend to get there. That’s not to say it should act as a rigid prediction of every future occurrence. You can’t control the future, and the outside circumstances will have an affect on the shape and direction of your business. But a good business plan should at least give you a clear direction to aim for.

    Every business should have a plan whether it is to open a second shop or float on the stock exchange. It is why you are in business. It helps you to define strategy and, if properly used, will help you involve and motivate key members of staff.

    It allows you to work out how to make your business a success and can help you avoid failure by plotting the pitfalls along the way. It should outline a realistic target for how that can happen while remaining flexible enough to make changes along the way. By setting out a plan and some targets, you can also monitor your progress and get the business back on track fairly quickly if anything goes wrong.



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