12 Twelve Steps Business Plan

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12 Twelve Steps Business Plan

  1. 1. business intelligence and market strategies at your finger tips Writing a Business Plan an interactive approach in 12 steps
  2. 2. Hard, long work Frustrating • Puzzle pieces keep changing shape • Synthesis vs. Analysis Creative Ultimately, very rewarding • Put your education together • Excellent resume item • Satisfying Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  3. 3. Ideas vs. Opportunities Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  4. 4. Ideas vs. Opportunities – – – – Attractive Durable Timely Adds value Scale and scope Market Size What makes a good opportunity? Opportunities Time Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  5. 5. A great business idea! ($$) ? Moving an a great idea into business, and business into profits, requires a coherent process to obtain results Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  6. 6. Consider… • • • • • • • Technical feasibility Market acceptance Competition Resources required Experience of management team Market growth etcetera Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  7. 7. Ideas by itself do not sale opportunities Your ideas… • • • • • • • Writing a Business Plan Research Investigate Analysis Benchmarking Business intelligence Planning Project ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  8. 8. How to write a plan? Linear Model Mktg Ops Iterative Model Develop Append Done? Development Business Plan Operations Marketing Financials Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  9. 9. Elements of a Successful Business Plan Executive Summary Company Overview Industry and Marketplace Analysis Marketing Plan Operations Plan Management Financial Summary Offering Financial Overview Appendices 5-yr P&L 5-yr Balance Sheet 5-yr Cash Flow1-yr monthly CF Other support docs Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  10. 10. Iterative Approach Twelve Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Assess Concept Industry Analysis Marketing Plan Operations Plan Development Plan Build Strategy 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Writing a Business Plan Revenues & Expenses Financials Funding Valuation and Offer Publish your Plan Present your Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights
  11. 11. Writing a Business Plan ARDIZ ©2013copyrights

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