Pillars of Business Planning

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Pillars of Business Planning

  1. 1. Pillars of Business Planning Georgi Kadrev, FMI, SU, March 2010
  2. 2. Any Questions Left
  3. 3. Section: Problem / Opportunity • State of the Art • Problems • Complications • Wrongs • Opportunities
  4. 4. Section: Solution / Product • Mission • Innovation • Key Features • Value Proposition • Use Cases
  5. 5. Section: Business Model • Making money • Pricing Policy • Direct / Indirect
  6. 6. Section: Market • Clienets, Users • Turnover • Trends • Fragmentation • Niche / Gap Analysis
  7. 7. Section: Competition • Key Players • Comparison • “Unfair” Advantages • Sustainable Advantages • Handling Copycats
  8. 8. Section: Technology / Intellectual Property • Know-How • Intellectual Property • Keep it Understandable
  9. 9. Section: Prototype • Features • Little bugs are OK • Proof of Concepts • First Clients • Short-term Plans
  10. 10. Section: Strategy • Vision • Operations • Development • Milestones • Growth Potential
  11. 11. Section: Financing / Investment Needs • Financial Projections • Investment Needs • Exit Strategy
  12. 12. Section: Team / Management • Background • In Idea’s context • Role • Structure
  13. 13. Section: SWOT Analysis • Strengths • Weaknesses • Opportunities • Threats • Internal / External • Interconnections
  14. 14. Section: Fatal Flaws / Risk Management • “Plan B” • Thought-out Idea • Maturity • Bullet-proofing • Peace of Mind
  15. 15. Appendix: Financial Projections • Budget • Revenues • Highlights • Bottom-Up approach • References • Include “Plan B”
  16. 16. Guy Kawasaki / Garage Technology Ventures: • http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/01/the_zen_of_busi.html • http://www.garage.com/resources/writingexecsum.shtml • http://www.garage.com/resources/perfectingpitch.shtml Index Ventures: • http://indexventures.com/approach/index/category/8 Worthy Resources
  17. 17. • www.fotolia.com (via stockpodium.com) • www.photoxpress.com • Diana Ruseva Photo Credits
  18. 18. E-mail : georgi.kadrev@stockpodium.com Mobile : 089 9001 887 Contact Info

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