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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)
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!
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:
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?
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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)
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|Section 1: The Comprehensive Business Plan|
Why Take This Course and The CurriculumPreview
An Important Announcement
What Is The Course About!
Introduction and Instructions
Download - Business Plan PDF
Download Cashflow Template
|Section 2: The Comprehensive Business Plan|
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
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 You Need A Comprehensive Business Plan
|Section 3: What Is A "Comprehensive" Business Plan?|
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
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.
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.
What Are the 5 Parts To A Comprehensive Business Plan
|Section 4: The Business Plan - The Marketing Plan|
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Get information about your competitors
|Section 5: The Business Plan - Your Marketing Strategy|
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
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
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.
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!
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 use the keyword tool by Google!
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.
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 for your business
|Section 6: The Business Plan - Operations Plan|
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.
|Section 7: The Business Plan - Financial Plan|
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.
|Section 8: The Business Plan - The Cashflow Forecast|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'
In this lecture we bring it all together!
|Section 9: The Business Plan – Appendices|
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!
Letters of Intent
|Section 10: Bonus Lectures!|
Get The Links Here
|Section 11: Most Ignored Sources Of Quality Clients!|
Part 1 - Most Ignored SourcePreview
Part 2 - Most Ignored Source
Part 3 - Most Ignored Source
|Section 12: Resources|
How To Test Your Business Idea!Preview
How To Find A Profitable Niche
What Can I Do With My Business Idea/s Part 1Preview
What Can I Do With My Business Idea/s Part 2
How To Get Customers
Why You Need A Business Plan - Fail On Paper!
|Section 13: Conclusion|
You Made It To The End!
|Section 14: Business Plan Templates|
Business Plan Template For an Online Business
Business Plan Template For a Pet Trainer
|Section 15: How To Start A High Performance Business 7 Simple Steps!|
Starting, Choosing A Niche & A Problems To Solve
Step 3: Creating An MVP & Testing
Step 4: Learn From Your Competitors
Step 5: Start Selling Now!
Step 6: Tweak Your Product/Service
|Section 16: Updates|
Break-even Point Explained - Part 1Preview
Break-even Point Explained - Part 2
Break-even Point Explained - Part 3
5 Ways to make your business plan standout!
Startup Founders Dilemma
5 Ways to Impress Any Investor
|Section 17: Bonus Lecture!|
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