Write a business plan

A well-researched and written business plan is an essential tool. And its benefits go far beyond its role of enabling you to attract funding.

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How to prepare a marketing plan

From describing your market and researching customers to preparing sales forecasts and budgets, learn how to create a marketing plan.

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How to do a SWOT analysis

Use this checklist to help carry out a SWOT analysis, from identifying participants to discussing the points raised and creating an action plan.

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Business plan layout

In this short YouTube video clip, Andrew Millet of Wisteria Chartered Accountants explains how to create and lay out a business plan.

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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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Business plan template

These free Microsoft business plan tools can help you think about your business ideas and get a plan together. Download free templates from this link.

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Creating a business plan

Many potential start-up businesses are daunted by the prospect of writing a business plan. But a good business plan focuses the mind.

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How to write a business plan

Business planning: Clarify the purpose of the plan, and whether it will need to 'sell' your business to outsiders such as potential investors.

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