BUSS1 - Business Plans
Contents of a Business Plan; details about the business - name, location, legal structure, description of product personal information about the owner and managers - support they are receiving, details of key staff, staffing requirements objectives of the firm - quantifiable or SMART targets marketing plan production plan details of fixed assets - how they are financed sales and cash-flow forecast projected profit and loss account balance sheet for the next 2-3 years details of pricing breakeven level details of finance needed - forecast speed of repayment or rate of return collateral to be offered brief account of the long-term forecasts and plans of the business SWOT analysis
Sources of information and guidance; Accountants and Bank Managers - provide advice on how to manage a business financially Business Link - a government-funded service that provides information and advice needed to start, maintain and grow a business Other Sources - local enterprise agencies, chambers of commerce, local trade associations Prince's Trust - for entrepreneurs aged 18-30, they offer help and funding. PRIME - offers advice and support for the over 50's. Individual Advisers - who specialize in small businesses can provide guidance and support.
A Business Plan is a report describing the marketing strategy, operational issues, and financial implications of a business start-up.Benefits; enables owners to know precisely what needs to be done to meet the business' objectives it is an essential document in persuading lenders to invest capital into the business if reviewed and updated regularly, it can be a valuable tool in running the business.
BUSS1 - Choosing a Legal Structure
Choosing a legal structure