• 9.1 Business plan basics
  • 9.2 Common business plan mistakes
  • 9.3 Business plan structure
  • 9.4 Raising finance for a venture
  • 9.5 Sources of funding: where to raise funds

Business plan basicsCreating a startup business plan

Subjects Covered:

  1. Why prepare a plan?
  2. What is a business plan?
  3. Topics to include in your plan
  4. Avoid pointless plans
  5. Your audience
  6. Make it a "live" document
  7. Presenting your business plan
  8. Tips for presenting
  9. Business plan summary

Business plan mistakesCommon business plan mistakes

Subjects Covered:

  1. Making it too complicated
  2. Lack of credibility
  3. Lack of clarity
  4. No market knowledge
  5. Thinking your plan is complete
  6. No real focus
  7. Making crazy predictions
  8. Overvaluing your business idea
  9. Unsatisfactory demand
  10. Not paying attention to detail
  11. Too much detail for later years

 

Business plan mistakesStructure of your plan

Subjects covered:

  1. The executive summary
  2. Your product & services
  3. Supply chain
  4. Markets & competitors
  5. Sales & marketing
  6. Your people
  7. Operations
  8. Location
  9. Management information
  10. Information technology
  11. Finances
  12. Risk analysis

Documents and templates are available for this section

Raising finance for start upsHow to raise finance for a startup

Subjects covered:

  1. What investors won't do
  2. What you will need
  3. Open your own wallet first
  4. Sign up strategic partners first
  5. Bootstrap
  6. Types of finance
  7. Sources of finance
  8. How much to raise
  9. Pitching your business

Sources of startup financeHow to secure finance

Subjects Covered:

  1. Startup loans
  2. Crowdfunding
  3. Angel investment
  4. Family & friends
  5. Credits cards
  6. Bank finance
  7. Equity funding
  8. Venture capital
  9. Business partners

 

 

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