Business Planning workshop

June 30, London.  Are you thinking of starting a business? Give yourself every chance of succeeding with this Business Planning workshop. We know business plans can be difficult – however they are one of the most important areas for any new business.

This essential course will help ensure you make your business dream become a reality.

Already running a business? We all face more uncertainty than ever before. Plan the next stage of your companies’ growth with this business planning workshop.

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Give yourself every chance of succeeding with this Business Planning workshop. We know business plans can be difficult – however they are one of the most important areas for any new business.

This essential course will help ensure you make your business dream become a reality.

Already running a business?

We all face more uncertainty than ever before. Plan the next stage of your companies growth with this business planning workshop.

Take your company to the next level with this crucial course.

Agenda

9.30   The secrets of successful entrepreneurs.
The 6 things that every successful entrepreneur does and what we can learn from them. Even if already running an established business – this provides a crucial insight for success.

10.00   The essentials of a killer business plan.
What is essential and what isn’t. Your plan has to help you to drive the business forward and ensure that it survives in these difficult times. It may also have to help you to get funding and to give you a competitive market edge. It certainly has to allow you to sleep well at night, knowing you have done all you can to keep your business healthy.

10.40   What Investors look for in a business plan (the 5 key must haves and the 5 biggest mistakes).
Whether you are starting in business, or have been going for many years, there is always the opportunity to grow faster with additional funds. But do you know what potential Investors are looking for?

11.10 Refreshment break

11.25   How to construct a winning plan using Business Plan Pro.
We lead you through all the sections of a plan using the best selling software package Business Plan Pro from Palo Alto Software. Business Plan Pro is guaranteed to save you time and money completing your business plan.

12.05   The pitch – making the most of your chance.
You may be presenting your plan to Investors, the bank manager, partner companies or even customers, not only what you say, but how you say it can make a huge difference. Tips, tricks and advice on what works and what doesn’t.

12.35   Resources to understand your market, including intellectual property (IP) rights.
How do you protect your ideas? What about NDAs? How do you know if what you are thinking of has already been done? Do you know what your competitors are doing? Is there actually a market for your product or service? What is happening to your market, should you be looking to move into new business areas?

12.55   The next steps to put in place your winning business plan.
You take away your own personal plan of what to do next. This workshop will give you practical and useable tools to make your business a success in 2009.

13.15   Close

About your organisers

Lawrence Gilbert is the founder of Company Partners, the leading business matching service. Several hundred business plans are seen every year and he knows what works and what doesn’t. Lawrence has started several businesses and held senior management positions at consultancy and computer companies. He holds degrees in engineering and a MBA from Imperial College.

Alan Gleeson is Managing Director of Palo Alto Software Ltd, makers of Business Plan Pro 11.0 the best selling business plan software product. Alan previously worked for Barclays PLC for a number of years in a range of different roles. He has an MBA from University of Oxford and an MSC from University College Cork, Ireland.

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