Business planning

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

Business partners creating a business plan so they can successfully grow their business
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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.

Write a business plan
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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.

Business strategy
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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.

Growing your business - checklist
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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.

Benchmarking - checklist
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Benchmarking - checklist

Benchmarking provides a way to measure how effective your processes are, compared to competitors. Here's how to set up benchmarking in your business.

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Q&A: Strategy

Strategy simply means having a plan of action to get your business to where you want it to be. The key is to focus on what you're trying to achieve.

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10 steps to… Business survival

Statistics show business failures are on the increase. Make sure your business isn't next. We share 10 steps to helping ensure your businesses survival.

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10 common start-up misconceptions

Some great ideas fail, while what appeared marginal businesses have enjoyed great success. So what mistaken beliefs do many new owners have?