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Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together
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Business Nanny - tips for putting a business plan together

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How to write a Business Plan, when you don't really want to... It's true what they say, if you fail to plan you'll plan to fail! This presentation was created for the wonderful and talented members of …

How to write a Business Plan, when you don't really want to... It's true what they say, if you fail to plan you'll plan to fail! This presentation was created for the wonderful and talented members of Therapist.net, to explain what we need to consider when creating a "map" for our businesses. Good luck everyone! (Nanny will be checking up on you in September!)

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  • 1. Ohhhhh Nooo...! Do I really have to write a Business Plan? Yesss,you do! You’ve got to prove your business is feasible... Investors need Detailed Plans that show they’re not handingtheir £££over to TOTAL LOSERS! Mais, pourquoi? Aw Phooey!
  • 2. Finding the right tools & approach for you How’s your brain wired ~ what are you (mostly) like? 1. Like formal structures 2. Logic 3. Sequential thought processes 4. Verbalise 5. Thoughts 6. Focus on Data 7. Analysis 8. Act after assessing risk 9. Working at practical level A. Like random/relaxed structures B. Creativity C. Non-linear thought processes D. Visualise E. Emotions F. Focus on Bigger Picture G. Imagination H. Go with gut instinct I. Working at intuitive level
  • 3. Mostly 1-9 >> you’rea LEF T BRAI ER FREAKS! You can calculate margins and sales prices in your head. Writing a Plan will be a doddle and you’ll rattle off facts, figures, forecasts & balanced scorecards like a pro. If this is you, take a look at www.smarta.com or SIMON STURMAN’s superb business toolkit at www.simplyaccountsandtax.co.uk
  • 4. MostlyA-I >> you’rea RIGHT BRAI ER Examples are artists, musicians, writers, designers, chiropractors, massage therapists, reflexologists, or yoga instructors, etc. Get JENNIFER LEE’s right brain templates & spreadsheets at www.rightbrainbusinessplan.com ~ and try her guided meditation to visualise what success for you (or your business) looks like.
  • 5. (1) Cunning plans need cunning strategy
  • 6. What “unique” human need does it meet? Your Product or Service 1) Who will pay for my product or service? 2) Who has already bought from me? 3) Am I realistic about my market size or reach? 4) Am I too close to the subject? 5) What do my business & social networks think? 6) What’s my revenue model? 7) How & where will I sell my product/service? 8) What can I learn from how my competitors started? 9) How will I find and talk to my customers? 10) Can I grow in this marketplace? Is your offering UNIQUE or are there similar businesses out there? If you’re not unique, start your thinking again!
  • 7. (2) Now, write your Plan ~ is it Fat or Lean? FAT plans describe each subject in depth, with graphs, diagrams, research... LEAN plans are mostly images, less text & more bullet points, only going into detail if the topic is revolutionary or complex. >> Right-Brainers might benefit from making a mood board WHICH ONE? Depends on whether the Plan is just for you, or if it’s mostly for investors, or if it becomes your Ops Bible for your team and they need to know everything...
  • 8. (3) Track your progress and stay on course! Monthly projections for at least six months ~ though 12 months would be Favourite... 2013 Set “milestones” or outcomes you want to achieve by certain dates ~ check your progress against your Objectives and projections. Track budgets, measure performance, revise costs and sales predictions – include enough detail to give a full “Plan-vs-Actual” analysis. >> Right-Brainers, aka why you didn’t hit your targets!
  • 9. (4) Layout, style, readability ~ and puff
  • 10. “ The Elevator Pitch” is so last century... NOWtry to explain yourunique offeringin FOURwords Support Assist Assistance Virtual Training Delegate Overflow OutsourceOverflowConsultancy Advice Project Management Safe Hands Concierge Book-keeping Assistant Partner Ad hoc Flexible Skills gap Onsite Offsite Virtual Assistant PA/Sec Free up your time No. 2 Your right hand Business Nanny 1) TAKING 2) CARE 3) OF 4) BUSINESS Holiday cover Upskiller Resource Experience Focus Travel arrangements Admin Gatekeeper Callminder Girl Friday Cost effective
  • 11. (5) Keep in shape and up-to-date You don’t stay in shape by skipping the Gym for six months & then hitting a bootcamp! >> So Biz Planning is also a continuous process: • Fight the Flab / keep an eye on new trends • Watch out for new market entrants • Review & revise your Plan regularly • Make your plan a Business MAP
  • 12. © Giles Hardly ever! Absolutely always! Just how greatare the Business Nannies?
  • 13. Some of the ways we relievethe strain! Data Management Event Management Content Management ~ WordPress & Online Catalogs Marketing Material Presentation & Pitch Docs Software Training Email Marketing & Templates Blogging & Tweeting / Poking Minute Taking & Action Tracking Companies House/ Secretariat Legal Advice Accounts to Trial Balance Expense Tracking Invoicing & Credit Control Sales & Marketing Support Newsletters (On & Offline) HR Admin & Gen Admin Consultancy One-Off ProjectsIN BOX
  • 14. Some of our Past & Current Clients Food Safari Small Beginnings Events Ltd Bruda Fashions Argus Group Libya Limited Rendlesham Parish Council ~ Save Our Buildings Campaign Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival AldeburghFood &DrinkFestival Conf. Snape Maltings Retail Essential IFA Knots-Therapy Maharishi Foundation Art History Abroad Haymills PLC Leaper Associates Chappell Associates ParishLinks.Suffolk Travel With Jules
  • 15. Exclusive offer for Therapist~netters > Marketing material starter pack £75.00 to design logo, leaflets, business cards > Getting started with Email marketing £25.00 to design your first MailChimp template £25.00 for a 3-hour Group training session

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