Writing a Business Plan

by Chris Bruce

This course will help you to create a well-constructed business plan that enables decision makers to better understand the potential project and helps you to ensure the idea and the finances make sense. Discover the role of the accountant in writing an effective business plan.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Explain what a business plan is
  • Understand the role of accountants in writing a business plan
  • Outline the essential components of a business plan
  • Structure and format a business plan
  • Write the financial section
  • Consider relevant external business factors
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in your business plan
  • Use your plan as a benchmark for success

About the course

Successful businesses and investors will have a good track record in determining not only which projects are funded through to completion, but also those that aren't taken forward. One key tool in the decision-making process is the business plan.

This course will help you to create a well-constructed business plan, complete with all the key elements, that enables decision makers to better understand the potential project and helps you to ensure the idea and the finances are fully thought through. You will also gain an understanding of how the business plan can be used as a benchmark to track the success of the project. Discover the role of the accountant in writing an effective business plan.

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Contents

  • Getting started
    • What is a business plan?
    • Who's writing?
    • Making a case for business plans
    • Enter, accountants
    • The role of accountants
    • Key components
  • Structuring and formatting the plan
    • Laying the foundations
    • Structure
    • Financing options
    • Format
    • A stake in the business plan
    • Telling your story
  • Writing the plan
    • Business concept
    • Marketing plan
    • Financial plan
    • Forecasting models
    • Sales and costs forecasts
    • Financial requirements
    • Risk assessment
    • Contingency planning
    • Action plan
  • Reviewing the plan
    • What makes a successful business plan?
    • Review the plan
    • Conciseness, consistency, correctness
    • Benchmarking
    • Using the plan
    • Adapting the plan

Author

Chris Bruce

Managing Director of Better & Better Ltd, a consultancy providing "business advice and project implementations" to a range of organisations from start-ups through to multinational corporations.

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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Keep your whole team up to date.

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Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
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