Business planning

It might be a cliché, but it remains true – planning without action is futile, while action without planning is fatal. You need a business plan.

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Business planning - overview

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

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Business strategy - overview

A business strategy will help you look at the bigger picture and plan your business' long-term future. Discover how to prepare a business strategy.

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Write a business plan - overview

A well-researched and written business plan is an essential tool. Discover how to structure and write a business plan and what information to include.

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Q&A: Business plan basics

A key task when starting up is drawing up a sound business plan that outlines your idea, strategy for achieving your aims and other key information.

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Start up business jargon buster

No-nonsense jargon buster explaining many of the key start-up words and terms you might come across when starting, forming and running your business.

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from the market you operate in to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great plan.

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10 steps to... Growing your business

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These 10 steps will lead you in the right direction.

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Business plan layout

In this short YouTube video clip, Business Wales explains how to create and lay out a business plan.

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How to avoid under-insurance

Finding out that your insurance doesn’t cover you after an incident can be devastating. Make sure you have the right amount of cover.

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Start-up business plan: Top 10 tips

Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you've never done it before but you can't afford to put it off. Here's how to get it right.

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Growing your business - checklist

Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These ten steps will lead you in the right direction.