Business Plan Structure.

The key elements and structure of a comprehensive business plan on one page. If you need to develop a business plan for your enterprise, your can use this as a table of contents or simply as a prompter for the key areas that you’ll need to consider.

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Business Model Canvas.

The Business Model Canvas allows you to develop your business concept and visualise the 9 key areas of your business and how they contribute to your overall value proposition – what makes your business and why you’re doing it.

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10 ways to add more oomph!

When you’re looking to add more oomph to your marketing, that’s nearly always a consequence of something negative in the business such as cash flow, footfall tailing off and slowing sales. There are a number of simple and low cost ways to add more impact to your marketing mix, so test them, measure them and find what works.

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10 key priorities in your business.

Key performance indicators, time management, primary business tasks, it’s a key combination of warning lights and flags that’ll help you maintain a view of how things are going that is so much more useful than simply checking the bank and working on a Monday to Friday timeframe. Use the tool, ease into it and make it a part of how you control business.

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Find the right accountant.

Finding an accountant [whether you’re at the started of your entrepreneurial adventure or simply dissatisfied with the service you’re receiving from the incumbent supplier] is the same as finding any supplier for your business. Being prepared is the key and asking the right questions will help you uncover the right match for you. I regularly post new and stories about accounting and software so don’t forget to check the news section.

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Business health check – check list.

Sometimes it’s just a good thing to press ‘pause’ and sit down and evaluate how things are going. Being honest and going this regularly can help you to form ideas, solutions and plans and it’s an important part of the whole [strategic] decision making process. Use this tool, share this tool and feel free to come back to me with any questions. Remember, it’s the process that counts, not the end score.

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