One Page Business Plan

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One Page Business Plan

  1. 1. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd Get started... The One Page Business Plan Start with a clean A4 sheet of paper...
  2. 2. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd Get started... ...divide it into 5 equally sized columns. The One Page Business Plan
  3. 3. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd What are we going to do? WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee In column 1, add 5* bullet points to set out what the business is about. What’s the vision? The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  4. 4. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd Why are we going to do it? WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee In column 2, add 5* bullet points setting out the purpose of the business. Why do we want to do this and why now? The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  5. 5. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd How are we going to do it? WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee In column 3, add 5* bullet points setting out how you are going to achieve (1). Think strategy! The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  6. 6. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd When are we going to do what? WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee In column 4, list the 5* most important milestones. And they have to be tangible and measurable! The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  7. 7. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd Who is going to do what? WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHO? Who are the FIVE most important facilitators (people or otherwise)? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee Finally, in column 5, list the 5* critical facilitators; whether people, authorities, companies, etc. Who’s going to make it happen! Think accountability!! The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  8. 8. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd It’s not as easy as you first think!! WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHO? Who are the FIVE most important facilitators (people or otherwise)? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee When you have 5* clear and unambiguous bullets in each of the columns, you have a very powerful single- sheet document that everyone in the company need to understand and subscribe to... The One Page Business Plan *) must be 5, not 4 or 6!!!
  9. 9. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd It’s not as easy as you first think!! WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHO? Who are the FIVE most important facilitators (people or otherwise)? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee ...and you can then expand on each of the sections as appropriate. The One Page Business Plan
  10. 10. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd It’s not as easy as you first think!! WHAT? Which FIVE statements best describe what the business is going to do? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHY? Which are the FIVE most important reasons for the business? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee HOW? Which FIVE statements best describes how the business will be run? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee WHO? Who are the FIVE most important facilitators (people or otherwise)? 1. Aaaa 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee What about the budget? The One Page Business Plan Well, the budget is not the purpose of the business, but without it you don’t have a business... ...so it should go into one of the columns, but which?? WHEN? Which are the FIVE most critical milestones to secure success? 1. Budget!! 2. Bbbb 3. Cccc 4. Dddd 5. Eeee
  11. 11. © Macaw Management Ltd www.macawgroup.com www.macawgroup.com© Macaw Management Ltd You’ve done it!! Now when you know what to do, it’s time for action! Good Luck! The One Page Business Plan

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