business planning

Setting Up a Business: The Project Plan

Setting Up a Business: The Project Plan

The business plan is the recognised document that outlines the results of your research, analysis and planning, and points out how your business will be set up and run. But depending on the intended audience, it may not be sufficiently detailed to assist in the management of the launch. Furthermore it often doesn’t always outline time/resources needed throughout all the pre and post-launch stages. Here we look at the additional planning which will help you to create an effective business plan and assist you with launching and running your business. Setting up a business is a project Setting up a business is a project. For the purpose of this article let’s agree that this just means it needs to be managed effectively in order to minimise the time taken to reach a successful launch (time is ... »

Business Planning

A quick guide for Chief Executives and Management teams in Small and Medium-sized Companies. This short business guide is designed to enable the management teams of small and medium-sized firms to start work right away on the preparation of a meaningful business plan. It is practical and pragmatic, encouraging the reader to use the business plan as an on-going tool – not just something to take to the bank manager when seeking additional finance. In this business advice article we discuss: What is a Business Plan? Possibly the most important question you will ask and your business will already have the answer Getting Started on your Business Plan Setting your business objectives and focusing on the practical outcomes of your plan Information Gathering for your Plan A handy list of FAQ... »