Business Plan: For Startup & Small Business Success Today!
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Business Planning success can be easily achieved by using this Comprehensive Business Plan & Cashflow Forecast template.
3.5 (36 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.
5,971 students enrolled
Created by Boomy Tokan
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain the confidence you need to write your business plan!
  • By the end of this course you should have a 10-30 page business plan.
  • You will know exactly how much you need for your business
  • You will thoroughly appreciate the Business Planning Process.
  • Give structure to your business idea
  • You will have saved 1000's in wasted time and effort
  • You will be much more confident about your business and its success!
  • Gain the know-how to communicate your idea to investors
  • Be able to put your idea in a concise manner
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  • You only need to have a device that can show videos.
  • You need to set time aside to watch the videos
  • Everyone must be willing to work hard to work through the business planning process
  • You must be determine to complete a the work required.

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Review: Expert Guidance on Writing a Great Business Plan:

This course is great in explaining to entrepreneurs how to write a great business plan. The structure of the course has been well planned - each lesson is presented with great clarity in a concise, right to the point manner. This medium-sized course is about as comprehensive as it should be without overwhelming me with too much information.

Boomy (the instructor) covers each topic engagingly with amazing attention to detail in a lively tone. Also, supplementary resources are generously provided whenever applicable. What impresses me most are the insights he shares based on his own experience - the practical tips that would save me a lot of time from having to figure it out myself.

In a nutshell, if you're looking to learn how to write a great business plan, this course will help you get the job done with minimal fuss. - Michael (student)


Do you want to write a business plan you can use to raise money or run your business with?

Are you looking for a simple step by step course that can help you achieve this goal?

Are you looking for a course that clearly outlines exactly what to do in plain English, jargon free content that everyone can use?

Then you are in the right place!

Join over 5600 Students of successful students who have decided to write their own business plan using this 100% hands-on course!

Review: Excellent for the Entrepreneur

I had formal education in entrepreneurship at one of the top 10 entrepreneurship programs in the US. I was a little rusty and saw this course had become extremely popular, so I thought I would pick it up. What a great decision! Boomy has broken down every essential aspect of the business plan from marketing to cash flow analysis, and done it well. This immediately jogged my memory and got me back on track for following through and even making changes to my old business plan! LATEST: Course Updated For 2015 - Added Business Plan Template! - John Wilmont (Student)


  • Over 5800 satisfied students are enrolled in my Business Plan course
  • Last 3 month, over 500 students have joined my Business Plan courses
  • The average rating is 4.4 !

Review: I wanna recommend this course for everyone

Hi, it is my first course that I finish to the end and Boomy is very good teacher. He give us instruction and template, and if you are planning to start small business, you need to check this course. Thanks Boomy! – Video Producer


Whenever the word “Business Plan" is mentioned most people freeze! What follows are the words “I don't know how to write one". In reality it needs not be this way.

That is why I have taken the lid off and delivered these videos in plain English what needs to be considered and included within a business plan. This course has been designed to help those who are writing plans for the first time or for those who write business plans infrequently (Even seasoned business plan writers will learn one or two things, I promise!) . I want you to know that the information contained in this course has been used to help many start-up and growing businesses and I am confident will be of tremendous value to you. In this course you will watch over my shoulders as I create a 12 Month Cashflow Forecast from scratch!


Downloadable Templates.

  • Cashflow Forecast Template
  • Profit & loss and Balance Sheet calculations Template
  • Powerpoint Business Plan Template
  • All the slides for the course!
  • 5 Ways to make your business plan standout!
  • The start-up Founders dilemma
  • 5 Ways to impress any investor



  • 5 Ways to make your business plan standout!
  • The start-up Founders dilemma
  • 5 Ways to impress any investor


In this Course You Will Learn How To Put Together:

The Comprehensive Business Plan TemplateThe Five Parts of a Business Plan Part 1: Marketing Plan: “What I Want To Do" -Industry overview -Sector overview -Competitors -Product/Service -Place -Price -Total Cost plus profit -Competitors Price -Ability for customers to pay -Standard & Average Price -Marketing/Promotions -Customers -Business Name

Part 2: Operations Plan: “How I Am Going To Do It"-Management -Business Structure -Sole Trader/Self Employed -Partnerships (Unlimited Liability) -Limited Company (Limited by Liabilities) -Company Limited by Guarantee -Staff -Insurances -Training Requirements -Exhibitions

Part 3: The Financial Plan: “What It Will Cost To Do It"-What does a Cash flow Forecast look like? -Columns -Rows -Profit and loss account

Part 4: Appendices: “Additional Supportive Information"-Letters of intent -Letters of recommendation -CV -Other Literature

Part 5: Executive Summary-Background -Market -Business Challenges and how I plan to overcome them -Profitability -How much do you need?


Important information before you enroll:

  • In case you find the course useless you are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, lifetime access to the course!
  • You will have instant and free access to any updates I'll add to the course.
  • I will give you my full support regarding any issues or suggestions related to the course.


This course will help you put together a Comprehensive Business Plan that can be used to run your new startup and also raise funding if needed. There are 2 PDF Documents you should use to follow the lectures. (Please download them before you start)

95% of the content is video based so that you can follow the process as easy as possible. You have over 6 hours worth of content so I assure that much of what you will need is already included!

I have set up the course so that you can follow a logical sequence used to write the business plan.

I am confident of a useful outcome for you!

So what are you waiting for?

Every delay is a barrier stopping you from starting and running a successful business. Sign Up Now!


5 Start Student Review

Thought it was hard - ITS NOT!: thanks for teaching me how to make a good business plan. Any serious startup should take a course like this in my opinion - Emil (Student)

Who is the target audience?
  • Those writing their first business plan plus seasoned writers will find the course useful.
  • Those who have a business idea but not sure how to start.
  • Anyone who needs to write a business plan for the purpose of raising money.
  • Entrepreneurs who need a working document for their Startup
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Curriculum For This Course
63 Lectures
The Comprehensive Business Plan
6 Lectures 05:43

An Important Announcement

What Is The Course About!

Introduction and Instructions

Download - Business Plan PDF
66 pages

Here is the link: 

Download Cashflow Template
1 page
The Comprehensive Business Plan
2 Lectures 15:04

In this lecture we focus on the first part of "Why" you need to have a business plan. We explore the following -

a) Resources needed,

b) The realist time for success and

c) The importance of mapping out your journey

Preview 05:49

In this lecture we focus on the second part of "Why" you need to have a business plan. We explore the following -

a) Weaknesses of the plan and what to do about them

b) The use of a plan to investors

c) The opportunity to persuade others about your seriousness

d) A plan on paper allows you to fail on paper and not in reality

Why I Need A "Comprehensive" Business Plan - 2

Why You Need A Comprehensive Business Plan
1 question
What Is A "Comprehensive" Business Plan?
3 Lectures 25:37

Here we introduce the 5 Parts Of A Comprehensive Business Plan. The Marketing Plan, Operations Plan, Financial Plan, Appendices and the The Executive Summary. This information sets the stage for what will be discussed to the next 2 lectures

5 Parts Of A Comprehensive Business Plan

Now I give you specific details on the Marketing Plan and the Operations Plan. The information given will enable you to begin working your way through the process of constructing your own business plan. The Marketing plan is the most important part of the business planning process so give attention to this section.

Marketing and Operation Plans explained

Finally I give you an in-depth description of the the Financial Plan, Appendicies and the Executive Summary. We have now covered the five parts to a comprehensive business plan. Although all the five parts will be covered in greater detail later we beging to draw an understanding of how the whole business planning process fits.

Financial Plan, Appendices & Executive Summary expalined

What Are the 5 Parts To A Comprehensive Business Plan
1 question
The Business Plan - The Marketing Plan
7 Lectures 01:03:05

The Marketing is clearly outlined in this video with a variety of interesting examples that helps you generate the information that is needed to prepare your Business Plan. We cover the following:

a) Industry - Past, Present and Future

b) Sector - Past, Present and Future

The information here is cruial to enable you positiojn your business above that of your competitors

Understanding Industry and Sector Overviews

In the next 2 videos we explore the importance of Direct, Indirect and Future Competitors. Understanding their positioning and learning how they operate will be crucial to the way you develop your own marketing strategy.We also learn market availability and desire to pay for products are all proofs that a market exists.

Preview 10:18

We learn 2 more reasons why competitors are valuable to us as a Startup business. They are:

1) Helping us become more creative

2) Affects the quality of service received by the clients.

The Value of Competitors - Part 2

Here you will learn how to obtain information about your competitors so that our business plan can be realistic. Also a better view about the niche can be obtained. The numbers one way of getting the information is:

1) Read everything you can get about your competitors

2) Make a physical visit to their location where possible

How to get information on competitors

In this lecture we discover the final 2 ways of getting information about your competitors:

1. Use their products

2. Review their financial records that are open to the publich

How to get information on competitors - Part 2

Differentiating between a Customer and Consumers. Understanding how the language used affects the level of business you are able to generate. We learn how to create a profile about your competitor as well as dealing with other businesses directly.

Marketing Plan - B2B or B2C

I give you an overall summation of how to get information about your competitors. This builds on the previous information and fills in the gaps.

Othe Methods of Finding Information

Get information about your competitors
1 question
The Business Plan - Your Marketing Strategy
8 Lectures 01:25:28

After learning about competitors and other relevant information we can now write our own Marketing Strategy: I cover

1. Product benefits - what they are

2. How to market our business using products benefits

We can now understand our positioning

Your Marketing Strategy - Product

After establishing the products we have to offer we consider:

1. Working form home

2. Finding the right price. Balancing between covering your costs and getting the right price.

3. How the new business should promote their ventures

4. How the distribution process will work

Your Marketing Strategy – Place, Price, Promotion & Distrubution

Probably one of the most exciting features of the course is this section of the plan that will help you to achieve what Eric Ries call the Minimum Viable Product. I will teach you about focus group and product testing in this lecture.

Product Testing and Using a Focused Group

What kind of name should you have your Startup? Does your name communicate what you do? Does your name have a searchable phrase with it? Getting the best name for your business is absolutely important. Let me show you how!

How To Name Your Business - Part 1

The 3 Step Process of getting the right names for your business. This will become useful when we go online to generate names.

How To Name Your Business - Part 2

How to use the keyword tool by Google!

Preview 05:54

In this lecture we focus on using Google as the medium for generating the best names for your business. We want to come up with a name that is searchable phrase that can attract clients to your new Startup.

How To Name Your Business - Part 4 - Online help

This is the last video in the series of videos that explains how we can obtain searchable phrases about the name creation process.

The Name - Final Points

The name for your business
1 question
The Business Plan - Operations Plan
1 Lecture 11:54

This is the lecture that deals with some of the technical aspects of the business plan. This includes the business structure the venture will have. The management team and the necessary insurances are also explored.

What should be included in the Operations Plan

Management information
1 question
The Business Plan - Financial Plan
1 Lecture 03:04

This lecture helps us to determine whether we are making enough money to cover the cost of the business. This gives us a reality check of our Startup.

The Business Plan - The Cashflow Forecast
9 Lectures 01:12:14

In this lecture we focus on why we need to know about a cashflow forecast and understanding how to manage the finance in and out of the business.

Cashflow Introduction 1

In this lecture you focus on how you will obtain the necessary figures for your cashflow forecast. Rather than plucking figures randomly, I expose you to unique ways of obtaining information for your cashflow.

Preview 07:59

Now the fun begins as we populate the cashflow template. This lecture show you in detail the various parts of the cashflow template and how it can be adjusted. Now you can watch over my should as I enter the figure.

Populating A Cashflow Template

In this lecture I take you further into the way a cashflow forecast should be populated for a stronger cash position. We cover a detail process of expenses reduction and strategic think. Well worth it.

Populating A Cashflow Template - 2

Finally we learn how to use your cashflow forecast to determine exactly how much you need to run your business. People generally ash me how much they need to start their business, what they need to do is construct a cashflow and it will tell you how much you need.

Populating A Cashflow Template - 3

The income position is an integral part of cashflow forecast that must be consistently improved. In this lecture I show you how to ensure that section remains buoyant so that the business is better placed for success.

Improving the Income on your Cashflow

Every business has to be strategic about the expense section of the cashflow forecast. So in this lecture I will show you how to ensure your expenses are reduced so that the cash position can be stronger!

Improving the expense section in the Cashflow

Getting an income is one thing and understanding our expenses is another but the skill to tweak the differentiation section of the cashflow forecast must to learnt and used well. Here is the lecture to give you the 'How To'

The differential section of the Cashflow

In this lecture we bring it all together!

Final Cashflow Points

The Cashflow
1 question
The Business Plan – Appendices
1 Lecture 04:10

Having done all there is; we come to this final part and learn the 3 most important documents that should be included in this section. These documents are able to swing investment your way. Learn it now!

What should be included in the Appendices

Letters of Intent
1 question
Bonus Lectures!
1 Lecture 00:08
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About the Instructor
Boomy Tokan
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Startup Consultant.

I strongly believe that people need to know their deepest interests to be able to function in their unique gifts and chosen areas. They should indeed develop all these gifts and become an expert in that space. This way, they fulfil their dreams and also serve a lot of people.

Benefits of Working with Me

By working with me, you will be obtaining a lot of impressive benefits in the long run that are as follows:

- Help you discover and package your abilities and gifts into a sellable service or product.

- Opportunity to turn your hobby into a business

- Help you identify any limiting factors & teach you how to overcome them

- Give you all essential things in starting a “dream business”

- Show you ways on how to best manage and discipline yourself to be able to succeed

- Allow you to become more productive - Save more money and time

In this regard, I have set up this Udemy Page to introduce some of the best courses that can help new start-ups and 1st time Entrepreneurs.

Thus, they can fully uncover the step-by-step process to be able to start and run successful businesses. For those who have spent their years of being employed, they can also increase their value in the workplace.

My courses are Simple, No Fluff Actionable content that help you save time and cut your learning curve, fast track your development, increase your value and income.

By enrolling in one of the courses I introduced today, you can be on your way to turning your startup dream into a reality - you will benefit from my courses as I intentionally design it just for you.

I believe that it is about time to get focused in business and overcome all those limiting beliefs and factors. These are the barrier that keep you from achieving what you want  in life. Therefore, choose to be in a different path and choose to be more productive.

I am Boomy Tokan, a Udemy Premium Instructor, a speaker, a small business consultant and an author of five business books. I have helped over one-thousand enterprises before from the idea stage down to the start-up. I had obtained an honours degree in business and finance from Greenwich University.

I worked over ten-thousand training hours and I regularly give talks to budding entrepreneurs about beginning and operating their high-performance businesses. Being the founder of Start your Own Business Academy, rest assured that you will be provided with cutting edge information about the process of starting your own business.

In the past few years, I have helped small businesses in raising money for their specific ventures. My experience and my knowledge of writing and presenting business plans are commendable. Even my understanding of the ways to raise finance has proved to be a benefit to many people!

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The Best Yet

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