The Business Plan: Strategy - For Entrepreneurs

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What is a business strategy?
What are the generic strategies for business plans?
How to recognize your competitive advantage?
What is a "Blue Ocean Strategy"?

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The Business Plan: Strategy - For Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. The Business Plan: Strategy The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  2. 2. Strategic plan The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  3. 3. Generic strategies The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  4. 4. Unique product The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  6. 6. Low Cost Products The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  8. 8. Focused product The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  9. 9. Competitive advantage The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  10. 10. Quality: Can you provide higher quality than competing businesses? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  12. 12. Price: Can you offer a lower price on a sustained basis than your competition? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  14. 14. Location: Can you find a more convenient location for customers? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  15. 15. Selection: Can you provide a wider range of choices? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  18. 18. Service: Can you provide better, more personalized customer service? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  21. 21. Speed/Turnaround: Can you deliver your product or service more quickly? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  22. 22. The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  23. 23. Unique Selling Proposition (USP): What features/benefits set your business apart from its competition? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  27. 27. Be ware that pricing may define what your product is for the customer! The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  30. 30. Blue Ocean Strategy The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
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  32. 32. Assignment! ● ● ● ● Five different business in your neighborhood that provide similar services and/or products Identify the advantages each have over the others, if any. Propose different changes in the business strategy of each to create USP Imagine a new business entering that field, is their a blue ocean for it? The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com
  33. 33. References ● ● Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 1/e, Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin, 2012, Pearson Education Effective Small Business Management, 10/e, Norman M. Scarborough, Prentice Hall, 2011 The Business Plan: Strategy Mohammad Tawfik #WikiCourses http://WikiCourses.WikiSpaces.com

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