The 'Business Plans that Win Investment' course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge, to create business plans that investors don't want to stop reading... and ultimate show interest in investing in your business.
Ideally you will complete at least one course section per day, meaning you will complete the whole course over the period of 12 days.
The course covers
The course is ideal for any business professional, entrepreneur, or business student looking to improve their business and business planning skills.
You will learn...
Here we discuss the differences when business planning for startups and established businesses.
Here we discuss what we need to consider when it comes to research.
Here we discuss...
Here we discuss what you need to include in your business plan.
Here we discuss what are the guidelines for the length of your business plan.
Here we discuss the drafting process of your business plan
Where you can find information and resources to support your business plan.
Here we discuss...
What should the length of your executive summary.
What should you include in your executive summary.
Here we cover...
Opening style to follow.
What we cover...
What to include in terms of strategy and resources.
What to financials to include in your company overview.
How to cover business mix by segments.
Why is the market demand section important?
Calculating market size.
Understanding market growth.
How to forecast demand and include it in your plan.
Including demand risks and opportunities in your business plan.
Overview of the competition chapter.
Understanding competitive intensity.
Evaluating competition in a startup.
Risks and opportunities associated with the competition.
Understanding and including competitive position and SWOT analysis.
Types of business strategies
How to boost your strategic position.
Differences when considering strategy from a startups perspective.
Including strategic risks and opportunities.
Understanding your exit strategy.
Covering management in a startup situation.
Covering management in an established business.
Covering marketing resources in a startup.
Including operational and capital expenditure.
Including resource risks and opportunities.
What to include in terms of historical financial information.
Creating a market driven sales forecast.
Developing competition driven margin forecasts.
Funding your plan.
The cash flow statement.
The balance sheet.
Considering financials when in a startup situation.
Including financial risks and opportunities.
An introduction to the risk and opportunity chapter of your business plan.
What the risk/opportunity matrix tells you... and investors.
How bankers and investors see things differently.
Damian Foster is a highly skilled business leader with vast experience managing large companies within the Advertising, recruitment, online, contact centre and sales environment. Past company management experience includes building companies through aggressive expansion, strategic planning and implementation, product development (and bringing to market), management and overall responsibility for company P&L, increasing overall profitability and fuelling dramatic revenue increases.
Damian's experiences ranges from new business start ups to well established companies.
A Motivational leader with proven success who successfully builds and retains strong teams with the ability to adapt and deliver against fresh challenges.