This two-day course is designed for business managers, owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan. All the essential steps are covered, including drafting the original document; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms. Participants will come away from the course energised and prepared to write their business plan.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
What is a Business Plan For?
To begin the course, participants will consider the purpose of a business plan as well as supporting plans.
A General Business Plan Framework
This session will take a closer look at the components of a business plan. Participants will also review their pre-assignment, which asked them to identify the fundamental elements of their business: the company’s values, vision, and mission.
Identifying Your Audience
Next, participants will learn how to identify their audience. We will also share some basic writing rules and explore how to use them to connect with the audience.
Gathering and Analysing Information
In this session, participants will learn how to gather, read, and analyze information for their business plan.
Defining Your Company
This session focuses on the business elements that need to be defined in the business plan, including the USP (Unique Selling Proposition), company description, product and service descriptions, market analysis, and operations plan.
Getting to Work
At the end of the first day, participants will have an opportunity to start working on their business plan.
Creating a Marketing Strategy
The second day of the course will focus on the elements of a marketing strategy, including competitive analysis, distribution channel analysis, marketing plans, and social media.
Creating the Sales Plan
Next, participants will learn about building their sales force and the sales cycle.
Developing Financial Projections
This session will introduce participants to accounting terminology, generally accepted accounting principles, and financial reports. Participants will also learn how to bring everything together to create financial projections.
Putting It All Together
The final portion of the course will cover writing the executive summary, making a strong presentation, and putting the finishing touches on the plan. Participants will also have some time to work on their own business plan.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
Coming Soon! Our “Back to School essential Business Skills Lessons.
A range of short classroom based sessions that can be delivered in just 40 minutes!
Back to School allows every learner to create a personal “school” timetable based on the learning topics / lessons they need the most. They just attend the classes and then go back to work, minimising time away from the day job whilst picking up top tips on personal effectiveness, soft skills and leadership / management.
Fast, interactive and energising ways to learn through Ican Development
Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
We’re also very proud of the way we deliver our programmes with an emphasis on face to face learning using highly engaging and experiential approaches.
We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6