Top 10 Business Plan Tips

1. The most difficult part about writing a business plan is knowing where to start. If you have lots of thoughts floating around in your head, brain dump all of these onto a piece of paper. Once you’ve done this, it’s much easier to start organising your thoughts into categories i.e. finance, how the business will work, marketing etc.

2. Don’t be tempted to write all of your business plan at once. Work on a section for a little while and then after about 30 minutes, stop. Have a break for a little while and come back to it. Most of the really good business plans I’ve seen have been written in this way and the person writing it doesn’t get stressed by it either.

3. Have a think about whether you really need a business plan. If you need funding, you definitely need to write one. But if you don’t a two or three page summary of what you’re going to do with your business is much better than a 30 or 40 page document that you’ll never look at again. I don’t actually like the term “Business Plan”. I prefer to think of it as “planning the business” which is what you are doing. You’re saying “this is where I am now; this is where I want to get to and this is how I’m going to do it.” Much better that you think about these things rather than writing a book.

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Internet Business Plan Soup

Internet Business Plan Soup is a hearty, no frills recipe designed to maximise you chances of succeeding online. If you are in the early stages of starting your own online business then you may be experiencing the internal ‘fear and doubt’ dialogue that can often take place in one’s mind. Internet Business Plan Soup will help ease some of the heartache – ensuring that you ‘keep the faith’ all the way to success. The key to this recipe is to revisit it often, making minor adjustments along the way – especially during those challenging Winter months.

Ingredients A good quantity of Passion

Two tablespoons of Niche

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Top 3 Reasons For Writing Business Plans

Whether you are a start up or established business, and whether you are a non-profit organization, writing a business plan can be one of the most useful things you can do for your business. Obviously there are different types of business plans depending on the nature of your company or organization. It’s not enough that you have a “hunch” your new start up will be a roaring success, or you believe your latest web. 2.0 idea a surefire “ten bagger” success for the lucky venture capitalist. There are people who need to take a close look at your business plan; whether it’s you, internal management or external investors. In this article, we will look at the top three reasons for writing business plans.

First to answer the question: “Is the business feasible?”

Before you actually commit funds, manpower and time on starting a business, it helps to actually have a “dry run” to see if the venture you have in mind has a good chance of success. The business planning process forces you to look at what your competitors are doing and to ask yourself how you can differentiate your product or service. Typically we call this a SWOT analysis – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. At the same time you want to identify, as clearly as possible your unique selling proposition. This can be a special feature or something unique about your branding. Just be different and attractive in the eyes of your target market. Going through this process will give you a better idea of you chances for success in the marketplace.

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