How to DRAFT a Business Plan?
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How to DRAFT a Business Plan?

Simple method to draft a plan in less than 2 hours.
3.8 (107 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
22,089 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2013
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Draft a Business Plan
  • Structure your idea
  • Create alignment amongst your team
Requirements
  • Tolerate the instructor
Description

This course is made for people that want to quickly and economically draft a plan to structure their idea and create alignment inside their team.

It’s ideal for people that wants to get a direction for their business but don’t want (or don’t need) to spend months in developing a complete plan such as:

  • Freelancers,
  • Existing entrepreneurs looking for growth,
  • Tech starters with few capital requirements

The main benefits are:

  • Structure your ideas
  • Get a clear direction
  • Create alignment inside your team

We use a visual method with brainstorming templates and post it.

The course is structured in 5 building blocks:

  • The Entrepreneur: Understanding the characteristic an entrepreneur should have in order to be successful.
  • The Analysis: In this section we will carry out a simple external analysis looking at Environment, Industry, Market, Customer
  • The Opportunity: After the Analysis we will identify our opportunity
  • The Plan: In the planning section we will clearly show the different elements that constitute the plan.
  • The Risks: Finally we will identify risks and develop risk mitigation strategies

At the end of this course, you will have a clearer idea of what you want to do with your business. You will also be able to draft a simple DECK presentation to discuss your plan.

Attention I got some confusion before, here is the definition of "DRAFT" used as a verb (ref:the free dictionary) it's also the one I use :

  1. to draw up an outline or sketch for something to draft a speech
  2. to prepare a plan or design of

If you want to write a plan and approach investors, you might want to use this course to create a first draft but we advise you to take our other course on how to "Create a damn good business plan?!", more suitable for this purpose.

Here is the link to that course: https://www.udemy.com/create-a-damn-good-business-plan/

I also have another course on Marketing plan made easy. You can check at this URL: https://www.udemy.com/marketing-plan

Who this course is for:
  • Startup that wants direction
  • Existing Business looking for growth
  • Life style business owners (freelancers, 1 man band...)
  • People that wants to evaluate a business idea
  • Managers inside MNC that need to work on a business case
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 01:14:20
+ Introduction
3 lectures 04:44
The objectives of this lecture is to introduce the course "How to draft a Business Plan?"
Preview 04:44
These are the 5 Core templates we will be using. We advise you to print them before starting the course. Printing size:

  • Entrepreneur: A4
  • Analysis: at least A2 ( A1 even better)
  • Opportunity: A4
  • Plan: at least A2 ( A1 even better)
  • Riks: A3

Templates
5 pages

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Preview 1 page
+ Core - ATHENASIA Model
5 lectures 40:17
The objectives of this lecture are:
  1.  Identify the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur / team of entrepreneurs 
  2. Assess you / your team
Preview 02:56
The objective of this lecture is to help you carrying out an analysis of your future business environment this includes: 
  • Environment
  • Industry
  • Market
  • Customer
Preview 12:11
The objective of this session is :

  1. To wrap up the analysis
  2. Clarify your opportunity

The Opportunity
02:21
The objective of this session is to help you to structure your plan. We will cover:
  • Mission
  • Ambition
  • Strategy and Goals
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Legal and administrative
  • Investment
The Plan
19:40
The objective of this lecture is to help you identify the main risks of your plan and mitigate them.
The Risks
03:09
+ Simple Strategic Planning and Financial Modeling (coming soon)
1 lecture 17:57
The objective of this course are:

  • Create your 3 years strategic plan.
  • Carry out some SIMPLE financial modeling and financial planning using excel (basic function).
You can download the Excel fine in attachment. It include a virgin template + the example.
Simple Strategic Planning and Financial Modeling with Excel
17:57
+ Wrap up
2 lectures 05:22
The Objective of this lecture is to wrap up the plan into a simple document using Powerpoint or Keynote. (Powerpoint file is downloadable). If you want the keynote version let me now and I will send it to you by e-mail (I can't upload this type of file on UDEMY)
Create a Deck - Final draft document (PPT)
04:17
The Objective of this lecture is to explain the next step if you decide to create and write a comprehensive business plan for fund raising for example.

It also include a coupon to our other course "How to create a Damn Good Business Plan?!"

Next Step
01:05