Business plan today! Business planning made simple

Business plan course: Learn to write a great business plan, create a great business strategy & impress investors
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Instructed by Alex Genadinik Business / Strategy
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 31 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

LATEST: Course Updated Again September 2015

  • How to create a balance sheet
  • Updated almost all lectures to improve audio and video quality
  • Now most lectures have downloadable notes in addition to the lecture

* OVER 8,000 DELIGHTED STUDENTS HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? I understand how it feels. I've helped hundreds of people create a business plan, and I will help you too.

You will complete this course in about two hours. And after such a short time you will be able to write a good business plan the very same day. And the sooner you plan the sooner you will start your business, and ultimately reach all your goals for your business.

When you finish this course you will be able to write a fantastic business plan that gets the attention of investors. Your business plan will help you get moving in the direction of obtaining the wealth and success you have been dreaming of for yourself and your family. Try the course now and get on the path to achieving these goals.

This course teaches you to write a business plan by going through each section of a business plan one by one, explaining what to write in each section of the business plan.

Who The Course Is For

  • People just starting a business
  • People stuck on writing a business plan
  • People who want to create a great strategy before starting their business
  • People who need a business plan to help them raise money

How The Course Is Structured

The course is almost all video. You get 23 lectures in over 2 hours of lessons. I also continuously update the course, and you will have access to all the future lectures. When you are done with the course, you should be able to comfortably plan your business, and be able to easily think through various business strategies.

Personal Touch

In addition to the course lectures, you get my help and advice! Students are able to start discussions and message me with private questions. I answer 99% of questions within 24 hours. I love helping students who take my courses and I look forward to helping you.

If you have questions about whether the course will be helpful to your particular situation, message me with questions about this course.

This Course Is Based On People Just Like You

Let me explain a little bit about why I created this course. I originally created the Problemio business planning apps on Android and iPhone that now have 500,000+ cumulative downloads. On the apps I saw thousands of people making common business planning mistakes. Over time, I started a business coaching practice where I help people write their business plans in a 1-on-1 setting. This course is a much more affordable option than buying a 1-on-1 coaching, but you get all the strategies I teach people when I coach them 1-on-1.

Beyond Planning

Each section of the business plan gives you actionable advice for how you can handle that part of your business during the execution phase once you get started.

I wish you much luck, success, and enjoyment in your business. I sincerely hope that this course helps you, and look forward to hearing about your future success! Sign up now, and start moving your business forward today.

Still Wondering If The Course Will Be Right For You?

Personally, I am always skeptical before I buy anything for the first time. It is just impossible to predict whether the course will be useful before you actually take it. Luckily, Udemy offers a 30-day money back guarantee so there is no risk for you to try the course. So buy the course now and see for yourself how easy and even fun it can be to write a business plan and create a great business strategy.

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What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be comfortable writing your own business plan
  • You will understand what is a business model and how to create a good one for your business
  • You will learn how to write each section of a business plan
  • Personal help from the instructor if you have specific questions
  • You will understand how to see your market: is it big enough? is it lucrative enough?
  • You will understand possible revenue streams
  • You will understand business planning concepts like the cash flow statement, lifetime customer value, and unit economics
  • You will be able to write a business plan on your own
  • You will save money by not having to hire a consultant or buying templates
  • Create a great foundation for your business
  • Become a stronger entrepreneur

What is the target audience?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small business owners
  • People who want to start a business

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction: Watch This First To Understand What You Get From The Course
Warm welcome, course and instructor introduction
Preview
01:18
Two exercises to start the course
02:34
Section 2: Business plan fundamentals
What is a business plan?
05:51
When you need a business plan
03:03
What is a business model
03:41
03:13

In this part of the course I explain how long your business plan should be. Some business plans can be just one or two pages, and some business plans can be quite long. Here I explain when you need a longer and when you need a shorter business plan.

Business plan fundamentals quiz
2 questions
Section 3: Sections of a business plan
01:05

The executive summary is a confusing term because sometimes it means a short 1-2 page business plan, and sometimes the executive summary is a term that means the introduction section.

03:03

This lecture of the course talks about what to write about your product or service.

03:35

Product or service tips outside of business planning that you can use in real world scenarios and situations to keep improving your product or service.

01:01

How much progress have you made with your business? It is ok if you are just starting. Every company had to start somewhere. You must simply help the reader of your business plan know how long have you been working on your business, and what kind of traction or growth you have. If you have customers, product or revenue, this is a good place to note the maturity of those.

10:23

Do you know how to calculate your target market size? You must know that, and express it clearly in your business plan. If investors read your business plan they should be able to determine whether the overall opportunity is big enough, and whether you have a good understanding of the size of your own target market. Additionally, depending on how you count, different calculations can result in different target market size numbers, which as you can imagine, leads to some pretty interesting discussions.

07:29

This lecture explains how to correctly identify your target market. Many first time entrepreneurs make a common and big mistake of incorrectly identifying their target market. That not only leads to incorrect target market size calculations, but also to a bad overall marketing strategy where the wrong demographics and psychographics are targeted, and the wrong people are reached, and the wrong marketing strategies are chosen. All those mistakes coming from incorrectly identifying your target market. So watch this part of the training to correctly identify your target market.

04:38

The all important marketing plan in your business plan. You must be able to promote your business and get customers. Without marketing and without clients, a business can't survive for long so your marketing plan is absolutely important. It isn't enough just to have any old marketing plan. Your marketing plan must be very good and savvy. If your current marketing plans consist of promoting on Facebook, Twitter, with business cards and flyers, you must definitely come up with a more professional marketing plan.

07:14

Discuss how your business will make money. What will be your revenue stream or revenue streams if you plan to have more than one source of income. There is typically a big decision for whether you decide to pursue multiple revenue streams or just one, and you have to explain this reasoning in this section as well.

08:36

Discuss your founding and management team. Also mention any investors, advisors that you have on your team, and the board of directors if you have a board of directors. Most importantly, list all the members of your founding team, their education, and their relevant skill sets and professional experience.

07:27

You must have a section discussing your business competition. You must also explain how you are different than your competition. You don't need to say that you are better than your competition, but you should explain how your business is unique, and how it differentiates itself from competition.

NEW! The SWOT analysis part of the business plan
03:38
NEW! Business plan appendix section
01:12
Section 4: Financials
03:53

The cash flow statement is an important financial part of your business plan. The cash flow statement is as much a very good thing to add to this document as it is good for you to be able to look at a cash flow statement and use the cash flow statement to help you understand where all the money is going and coming from in your business. Having a cash flow statement can help you to realize what to do to stop or decrease some of your spending, and what to do to increase revenue.

04:45

Unit economics are a good way to look at a single transaction in your business and understand its finances at a small level. The unit economics can give you a lot of insight about the health of your business.

01:54

If you have previous funding or investors, you should mention this. You can mention this in an appendix to he business plan in case you don't want everyone to see this information.

Customer lifetime value (LTV)
07:14
How to calculate the gross profit, net profit and the bottom line
03:13
What is the profit margin, and how to calculate your profit margin?
00:50
What is pro forma earning and how to calculate them?
02:26
Section 5: Balance sheet
Elements of a balance sheet
01:04
The assets of your company
01:18
The liabilities of your company
01:06
How to calculate equity
00:37
Section 6: Examples
Business plans tutorials for 43 specific companies
Preview
Article
Example business plan
Preview
Article
The mistake I made when choosing the niche for my first business
04:13
Section 7: NEW! EXERCISES to fix some of the 10 common business planning mistakes
Section introduction
00:33
Common business planning mistake #1 and exercise to solve it
01:18
Common business planning mistake #2 and exercise to solve it
04:03
Common business planning mistake #3 and exercise to solve it
01:27
Common business planning mistake #4 and exercise to solve it
01:40
Common business planning mistake #5 and exercise to solve it
01:43
Common business planning mistake #6 and exercise to solve it
02:01
Common business planning mistake #7 and exercise to solve it
01:19
Common business planning mistake #8 and exercise to solve it
01:51
Common business planning mistake #9 and exercise to solve it
01:34
Common business planning mistake #10 and exercise to solve it
02:22
Section 8: Further resources
Powerpoint presentation on how to write a business plan
21 pages
Bonus lecture: DISCOUNTS ON MORE COURSES AND PRODUCTS
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Instructor Biography

Alex Genadinik, Entrepreneur, marketer, mobile app developer, business coach

3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.

I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.

I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).

I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.

My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.

I created over 90 courses on Udemy with 70,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!

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