Building Your Business Plan: Part 1 – Introduction
Building Your Business Plan: Part 2 – Business Overview
Building Your Business Plan: Part 3 – Products and Services
Building Your Business Plan: Part 4 – Studying the Market
Building Your Business Plan: Part 5 – Identify Your Market
Building Your Business Plan: Part 6 – Competition and Industry SWOT
Building Your Business Plan: Part 7 – Business Environment
Building Your Business Plan: Part 8 – Product Sourcing
Building Your Business Plan: Part 9 – Pricing
Building Your Business Plan: Part 10 – Product Development
Building Your Business Plan: Part 11 – Distribution and Sales
Building Your Business Plan: Part 12 – Advertising Plans
Building Your Business Plan: Part 13 – Purchasing Equipment
Building Your Business Plan: Part 14 – Financial Assistance
Building Your Business Plan: Part 15 – Checklist
Building Your Business Plan: Part 16 – Full Template
This article is written to introduce you to the Building Your Business Plan Guide. This series will be split into many parts, to help support you in completing your Business Plan.
Have you ever had a business idea but did not know where to begin or how start bringing that idea to life? If you have or are currently in this situation, you are not alone. We are not going to beat around the bushes here, it can be intimidating to start a business plan… let alone running a business.
Coming up with a business idea is easy. Putting everything together and establishing an action plan can be one of the most challenging elements, as it requires you to put in an immense amount of work, brain power, man hours, and knowledge. Building a business plan can be exceptionally difficult when you do not have the knowledge base, tools, or resources available to help you bring your business idea to life.
How are you ever expected to know where to begin when you are not aware of the basic information or tools used? If this speaks to you, then you came to the right place to get that BIG support!
This series has been written to give you the support, knowledge, tools, and resources you need in order to build an effective business plan! By developing an effective business plan, you increase the likelihood of starting up a business with a successful future!
Building a business plan can have a steep learning curve for everyone, even for those who have gone through this process once or several times before, as each business encounters its own unforeseen obstacles down the road. Which is why it is so important to not be hard on yourself and remain confident, and plan for what you can!
Confidence is an important quality that successful business owners have, and is the foundation that their businesses are built on. One key component to help build that foundation is being knowledgeable and having business acumen.
It is safe to say that businesses do not appear out of thin air; it takes work and time for the ideas to be executed into an effective action plan, leading to the successful running of a business. So, while you are building your business plan, keep this in mind. Being confident in your idea and in yourself is crucial to the process.
To support you with developing an effective business plan, we are going to dig a little deeper with each part of this series. It is crucial to the process that you dedicate the time and focus, required to gather, and record the information necessary for your business venture. Which is why we will be providing you with more in depth knowledge and explanations gradually, covering different sections of the business plan as we go.
Throughout this series, you will also be given the necessary tools and resources to use while you continue down the path of building your business plan.
We would like to take this opportunity to conclude part 1 of this series by reminding you that building a business plan it is not always going to be a walk in the park, you may encounter bumps or obstacles throughout the process. But this is one of the most important parts of a Business Plan, to encounter and resolve potential obstacles now, and not down the road. We ask for you to be kind to yourself and trust in the process, as you bring your business idea and plan to life!
So, hold onto your boots, tighten those laces, and let’s enjoy this BIG adventure together!
Now that you have been introduced to our series of Building Your Business Plan and understand what to expect, please stay tuned for part 2 of this series when we discuss Setting Up Your Business, which consists of four sections pertaining to Business Description, Ownership & Management, Business Relationships, and Planning Your Business Proposal.