Business Plan Blueprint
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Business Plan Blueprint

A step by step guide to researching, synthesizing, writing, and editing an "investor ready" business plan.
3.8 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
89 students enrolled
Created by Todd Smith
Last updated 10/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to build your own detailed 5-year forecast financial model using our proprietary financial model, included with the course. You will be able to research and write a fundable business plan follwoing detailed instructions for each section of the plan.
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of business and finance will certainly make the process easier, although neither is mandatory.
Description

Succeeding is business isn’t easy. The failure rates are high, with more than 95% of businesses failing within the first five years. Studies have shown that businesses that take the time to write a business plan are twice as successful as those that fail to do so! Knowing your market, your customers, and your competitors and where you fit into your market is critical knowledge, as are operational, human resources, marketing, and financial plans. While some may say that too much planning is not necessary, the opposite is also true, and if you fly around by the seat of your pants without a plan, you're far more likely to waste time, money, and opportunity. Business Plan Blueprint will walk you step by step into creating your own “investor ready” business plan, while providing you with the financial model and business plan templates that you can use to build your plan while you follow along with this cutting edge course – created not by some egghead theoretical professor, but by a real world-class active early stage consultant who has helped clients raise more than $200 million!

Within Business Plan Blueprint, you’ll learn how to build your financial model and how to do the critical thinking that leads you to assumptions that aren’t just wild guesses, but based on factual data. You’ll learn how to research the market, customers, and your competition. You’ll learn all of the critical components of what investors want to see in a business plan. At the same time, you’ll be building a plan that can help keep you and your company laser-focused strategically and tactically. Investing in this course will pay for itself many times over as you will avoid mistakes and put together a clear strategic vision for your company!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to start a new business or grow an existing business to a new level.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 03:13
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The Initial Financial Model
8 Lectures 52:34
Financial Assumptions
02:11


Expense Assumptions
03:26

The Financial Model - Assumptions Page
12:26

Volume & Pricing Estimates
03:19


The Financial Model - The Details Page
13:07

Financial Model Wrap Up
04:48
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Market Research
7 Lectures 48:49
Introduction to Market Research
01:51

Free Sources of Market Research
11:03

Paid Sources of Research
01:39

Introduction to Customer & Competitive Intelligence
01:28

Demographics
18:05

Psychographics
05:54

Competitive Intelligence
08:49
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The Business Plan
7 Lectures 46:45
The Business Plan Template
12:14

The Product Section
06:50

Company Analysis
12:13

Operating Plan Introduction
04:19

Operating Plan - Launch & Everyday Operations
06:06

Operating Plan - The Org Chart
03:30

Operating Plan - Timeline
01:33
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Marketing Plan
9 Lectures 38:08
Introduction to Marketing
03:09

The Marketing Triangle
03:46

The Four P's of Marketing
03:19

The Five F's of Customer Needs
01:03

Online Marketing
07:00

Public Relations
04:14

Traditional Advertising
08:55

Trade Shows & Associations
02:53

Marketing ROI
03:49
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Management
2 Lectures 11:07
Management Team
02:47

Advisors & Directors
08:20
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Logo Creation
1 Lecture 04:46
Logo Creation
04:46
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Financial Plan
5 Lectures 27:43
Financial Plan Intro
05:46

Explaining Your Assumptions
09:19

Financials- HR
01:50

The Financial Forecast
02:51

Financing & Exit Strategy
07:57
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Risks & Mitigating Factors
1 Lecture 15:28
Risks & Mitigating Factors
15:28
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The Executive Summary
9 Lectures 19:10
Executive Summary Introduction
01:56

Executive Summary - The Overview
02:29

Executive Summary - Problem and Opportunity
01:59

Executive Summary - The Solution
01:33

Executive Summary - Success Factors
02:41

Executive Summary Market Opportunity
01:49

Executive Summary Customers and Competition
01:43

Executive Summary Other
03:43

Executive Summary Long Term Vision
01:17
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About the Instructor
Todd Smith
3.8 Average rating
8 Reviews
89 Students
1 Course
Entrepreneurial Consultant

Todd is one of the top business plan consultants in the country. He has consulted with Growth Ventures ranging from high growth start-ups, “closely-held” middle market corporations to new business within Fortune 500 companies for nearly fifteen years. Todd is a business plan expert with a specialty in helping high growth start-ups and business units develop investment grade strategic business plans. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to develop business plans that obtain investment capital.