How To Put Together Your Business Plan


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How To Put Together Your Business Plan

  1. 1. Welcome to a Short Presentation on How to Write a Business Plan<br />Presented by Christina Best<br />Best Enterprises International<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  2. 2. Company Name<br />Business plan presentation<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  3. 3. Mission Statement<br />Clearly state your company’s long term mission. Use words that will direct the growth of your company and be as concise as possible.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  4. 4. Business Concept<br />Summarize the key concept, technology, or strategy upon which your business is based.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  5. 5. The Team<br />List all key management by name and summarize each member’s experience in this field (or note the transferable skill set if there is little experience in this particular field).<br />Include previous accomplishments to show that these are people with a record of success.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  6. 6. Competition<br />Summarize the competition’s strengths and weaknesses.<br />Outline your company’s competitive advantage. Honestly address your company’s weaknesses. What is your plan to mitigate those weaknesses. <br />Every company has competition – even if it is an old methodology (for example the car versus a horse and buggy). Show your audience you understand this and how you will prevail.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  7. 7. Market Summary<br />Summarize the market.<br />Review those changes in market share, leadership, players, market shifts, costs, pricing, or competition that provide the opportunity for your company’s success.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  8. 8. Opportunities, Risks, and Rewards<br />Identify problems and opportunities.<br />State consumer problems and define the nature of product/service opportunities that are created by those problems.<br />Summarize the risks of the proposed project and how they will be addressed.<br />Estimate expected rewards, particularly if you are seeking funding.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  9. 9. Goals and Objectives<br />Outline the one, three, and five-year goals<br />State specific, measurable objectives for achieving your goals.<br />List revenue/profitability objectives. <br />List market-share objectives.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  10. 10. Financial Plan<br />Outline a high-level financial plan that defines your financial model and pricing assumptions.<br />This plan should include expected annual sales and profits for each of the the next three years.<br />Be sure to document the assumptions used to make your projections - use several slides to cover this material appropriately.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  11. 11. Resource Requirements<br />List requirements for the following resources:<br />Personnel<br />Technology<br />Finances<br />Distribution<br />Promotion<br />Products<br />Services<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  12. 12. Key Issues<br />Near term<br />Identify key decisions and issues that need immediate or near-term resolution.<br />State consequences of decision postponement.<br />Long term<br />Identify issues needing long-term resolution.<br />State consequences of decision postponement.<br />If you are seeking funding, be specific about any issues that require financial resources for resolution.<br />For more information e-mail:<br />
  13. 13. Thank You!!<br />Presented by Christina Best<br />Best Enterprises International<br />For more information e-mail:<br />