Tag - business planning

Get FREE weekly ideas to grow your business

Writing A Business Plan – Case Studies
8 Secrets About Writing Business Plans
What You Might Not Know About Business Plans
Start Of The New Financial Year – Time To Write Your Business Plan!
What Type Of Business Plan Do You Need To Grow Your Business?

Writing A Business Plan – Case Studies

As you know, I offer an online automated workshop called “Your One Day Business Plan“.

I have designed this online workshop specifically for small business owners who are short of time but want to get the benefits of preparing their own business plan.

Small business owners stressed about their time and having to fit in all they have to do, don’t want to spend weeks following an online training course and then having to try to apply their learning without guidance. The best way to get to a productive business plan is to focus in on the important aspects that give you a clear vision for your business, and understanding of where you are now so that you can identify the gaps, and the strategies to bridge those gaps, as well as detailed action-plans to concentrate and focus on over the next year. Doing this step by step allows you to move straight into implementation, and an accountability system keeps you on track.

My program is designed to be completed in one day – sure, a tough, hard-working day, but eminently do-able because it’s been timed in real-time. It is also designed to keep introductory “lessons” short, just to introduce the exercise and why you do it, then going straight into an audio workshop session where you are prompted with leading questions to complete the worksheets provided. The worksheets then get organised into the business plan itself.

I am currently reviewing this program and I sought the help of a couple of members. Their experiences are a great help to me as case studies and I thought I’d share them here. Read More

8 Secrets About Writing Business Plans

If you own a small business that is growing, but you are feeling frustrated that you seem to be doing a lot of hard work for very slow progress, you should look at preparing your business plan so that you can logically work out what your priorities are, and then implement them.

In fact, statistics show that small businesses that fail either do not have a business plan or have an ineffective one that they don’t implement. Businesses don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan!

However, small business owners have been caught up in a lot of myths about business planning. The consulting industry has told small business owners that it is hard to write a business plan and you need to hire them to write one for you. Others have been caught up believing that it takes a lot of time or it costs a lot of money. Booksellers and online “trainers’ or “coaches” would have you believe that all you have to do is buy their templates and fill in the blanks. Some people have been told by “friends” that they didn’t find their business plan useful – because they didn’t follow them once written. Yet other small business owners do not even know what a business plan can do for them, so they don’t look any further.

I think it’s time to bust some myths and find out the truth about business plans and understand the 8 secrets about writing business plans for a small business AND read to the end to see how you can download your FREE business planning checklist.

Read More

What You Might Not Know About Business Plans

If you are a small business owner looking for a reliable, structured way to grow your business your way, then you probably already know that a business plan can integrate all of your ideas about how to grow your business. You will probably have read and watched my blog post talking about how 80% of small businesses fail within the first 5 years, and of those that survive, the majority describe themselves as “struggling” rather than “successful”.

But here’s what you might not know – even if you are lucky enough to be running your small business without feeling the frustration of putting in all the hard work every day but feeling like you’re not getting anywhere fast, having your own comprehensive and actionable business plan will let you define exactly where you want to get to, help you get organised by setting long, medium and short-term goals, set you up with a clear strategic direction and effective strategies to implement to get you there, and allow you to write detailed step-by-step Action Plans that you can implement on a day-to-day basis to keep you on track toward your ultimate goal.

However, even though the need to write a business plan is a no-brainer, the actual process of how to write an effective and actionable business plan is anything but! Read More

Start Of The New Financial Year – Time To Write Your Business Plan!

In the blink of an eye, we are more than halfway through the calendar year and already two weeks after the start of the new financial year!

If you’re not careful, another year will slip by you where you haven’t really done much to make your business the success you want it to be. Now I’m not saying you’re not working hard, in fact, I’m saying exactly that: “you’re working too hard in your business, but not hard enough on your business!”

Don’t you think it’s time that you really did something other than work hard for no real progress toward your ultimate goal of a successful business that fulfils your passion and your dreams, gives you a great income and a balanced lifestyle?

The start of a new financial year is just the time to do something different. Read More

What Type Of Business Plan Do You Need To Grow Your Business?

A well-written, actionable business plan defines exactly what you want your successful business to look like and be like.

A good business plan examines where you are now and then takes you through step by step strategies to get you where you want to go.

An excellent business plan sets up systems to ensure you implement and follow through so that your business plan automatically set your priorities and create organisation out of day-to-day chaos.

The question is what type of business plan do you need to grow your business your way?

Read More

Copyright © Teik Oh Dot Com. Developed by OTS Management Pty Ltd