Module 12.7The Operations Plan   Jim Beach & Chris Hanks
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  1. 1. Module 12.7The Operations Plan Jim Beach & Chris Hanks
  2. 2. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Remember - Details • Overall sense of how business will be run and your product developed • Adequately describe vs. detail • Degree of importance varies Slide 12.7-2
  3. 3. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. • Evidence vs. Claims RememberSlide 12.7-3
  4. 4. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Most Important Rule of Thumb Focus on the aspects of each areas that are either essential to the success of your business or that set you apart from competitors Slide 12.7-4
  5. 5. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Remember Vast difference between thinking up a new product idea and actually designing a business to manufacture, market, and sell it. Slide 12.7-5
  6. 6. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Product / Service Description (user) • Specific benefits • Ability to meet needs • Competitive advantages • Present stage Slide 12.7-6
  7. 7. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Approach 1 • Articulate your general approach to operations in terms of what’s most important and what the make-or-break issues are. • Frame the discussion in terms of “back stage” or “front stage” Slide 12.7-7
  8. 8. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Back Stage • Staff Selection • Operations Manual • Exercise Classes and Programs • Exercise Machines • Member Motivation • Employee Orientation • Education • Emergency Plan • Waivers Slide 12.7-8
  9. 9. Front Stage© School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. • Member Tours • Orientation • Operating Hours • Staff Assistance • Fitness Classes & Programs • Workshops • Family Swims • Multipurpose Room Rental • Game Room • Newsletter Slide 12.7-9
  10. 10. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Approach 2 • “A day in the life of the business” Slide 12.7-10
  11. 11. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Approach 3 • Operations flow diagram – shows the key steps in the production of a product or the delivery of a service. Slide 12.7-11
  12. 12. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Location Critical • Proximity to qualified labor force • Closeness to suppliers • Access to transportation • Access to international shipping alternatives • Proximity to customers • Access to favorable tax rates / economic incentives • Proximity to high quality community Slide 12.7-12
  13. 13. Life Cycle© School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. • Current position within life cycle • Factors that may change life cycle • How do you lengthen it? • Who do you shorten it? Slide 12.7-13
  14. 14. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Protection • Existing or pending copyrights or patents • Anticipated copyright or patent filings • Key aspects that cannot be copyrighted or patented • Key aspects that qualify as trade secrets • Legal agreements with owners and employees Slide 12.7-14
  15. 15. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. Research & Development • Activities in progress • Further activities (include milestones) • Anticipated results of these efforts • Activities of others Slide 12.7-15
  16. 16. © School For Startups. All Rights Reserved. THANKS! Buy or Review!Next: Lesson 12-8 The Management Plan Slide 12.7-16
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