For “old” readers of this blog, you know that I truly believe that every small business must have a business plan.
The statistics prove it – 80% of small businesses fail within 5 years of starting and of those, less than 10% had prepared a business plan. Businesses don’t plan to fail – they just fail to plan.
Without a business plan, no matter how expert you are in what you do, you will find that you work hard every day without getting any closer to where you want to go.
This is because, without a plan, you have no strategic direction and you have no priorities. Every decision you have to make becomes a time-suck because you have to think about what’s right and what’s wrong every time.
If you had a business plan, you would have your long-term goals established as your strategic direction, you would know what you had to achieve over time, you would know what you had to do next.
Every decision then becomes easy to make as you measure it against your strategic direction – “would this get me closer to my ultimate goal faster or not?”
With the goalposts clearly defined by the business plan and the plan’s detailed roadmap, you will know what is important to work at on a day-to-day basis, what to do, when to do it, and in what order.
No more “what do I do next?”
If you have thought of writing your own business plan to gain the benefits of being organised and clear, but not known what to do, here’s the good news!
I have opened the shopping cart on my revamped business planning online workshop called Your One Day Business Plan, but it will close in just four days!
Your One Day Business Plan is specifically designed to help a small business owner prepare their business plan to achieve their vision and the business they can be proud of.
I designed it using my 40 years’ of skill, knowledge and experience working with small business owners all over the world to synthesise a step-by-step formula that works.
My formula guides you to define where you want to go, understand where you are right now, and decide how to bridge the gap.
The “how” part of the business plan takes your goals and strategies and converts them into detailed action plans for the year ahead.
Unlike other business planning products, the program concludes by showing you how to create accountability systems so that you can make the business plan totally actionable.
I have used internet technology to combine video training, downloadable reading, and timed workshops where you listen to an audio recording that leads you through the completion of worksheets that, at the end, form the documents of your business plan without having to retype them.
Nothing could be easier!
And another benefit – you can use it forever!
When you buy the program now, you have lifetime access.
You will be able to access the program at any time to update your business plan, or next year to prepare next year’s business plan!
What’s more, whenever I upgrade or expand the program, you get all the new stuff for free! You only pay once and it’s yours forever.
If you can’t see how you can write an effective business plan in just one day, here’s a short video that explains how it can be done.
Your One Day Business Plan is a program that is pre-timed so that all the instruction, the reading, and the workshop exercises, can be completed in one powerfully intense day.
The intensity creates focus and concentration and I recommend it, but if you want to, the program can also be completed in your own time spread out over a number of days’ sessions.
This is what you get if you join Your One Day Business Plan today:
- Your One Day Business Plan Workshop And Training Program
- Bonus #1 Beyond The One Day Business Plan eBook
- Bonus #2 What To Add For An Investment Or Loan Business Plan eBook
- Bonus #3 Budget Template
- Bonus #4 One Day Business Plan Worksheet Templates
You also get my 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee to remove any risk for you.
You can use Your One Day Business Plan for 30 days from purchase and if you do the work but it doesn’t give you an effective, actionable business plan, simply email me with your completed worksheets to show that you have done the work and I will send you a refund, no further questions asked.
Your One Day Business Plan contains the following value-packed content:
The Introduction sets you up ready to start the planning day.
You should watch the Introduction a couple of days before the planning day so that you can get ready for the day.
You will learn about what business plans do, as well as the SMART Business Planning process that you will be following during the rest of the day.
Module 1: Your Vision
This is the first of three modules of the first phase of the business planning process where we ask: Where Do You Want To Go?
This is the foundational module where you establish your strategic direction.
In this module, you will first identify your business purpose before you describe your vision of your successful business.
At the conclusion of this module, you will have a clear vision statement that will show you what your strategic direction must be.
Module 2: What Your Vision Means
Having described the vision of your business in a statement, this module breaks it down into what it means on a day to day basis.
This module lifts your vision statement from being fluffy “woo-woo” words into a real description of intent.
You will dive into
- what you want your customers to think of your business,
- how you want your employees to work and what they think about working there,
- what you want your finances to look like, and
- which key business processes you must excel at to attain this success.
At the end of this module, you will know what your measurements of success really are.
Module 3: Goals and Objectives
Now that you have a specific, clear description of your measurements of success, Module 3 takes those success indicators and develops a series of goals and objectives for your business.
These will be categorised into long-term, medium-term and short-term goals and objectives.
This module gives you your targets for the next 12 months.
Module 4: SWOT
Having established where you want to go, we then look to understand Where Are You Now?
In this first of three modules of this phase of planning, you will look at your current business Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT).
This will help you to understand your starting point – what’s not good enough yet, as well as what could be used as the foundation for growth.
Module 5: SWOT of Customers, Marketing and Products
Continuing your analysis of your current situation, this module dives deeper into three important areas of your business –
- your customers,
- your marketing, and
- your products or services.
You will conduct a SWOT analysis of these three areas to see what you need to do to build on strengths, improve weaknesses, take advantage of opportunities, and mitigate against threats.
Module 6: SWOT of Operations and Production
To complete your analysis of your current situation this module will take you into a SWOT analysis of how you stand in regard to your back-room operations and the production of your products or services.
This is the third and another important analysis of where you are now – how you provide your customers with what they want, and how your back-room processes are carried out.
At the end of this module, you will have a clear and detailed understanding of where you need to improve in these areas in order to get to where you want to go.
Module 7: Strategies
This is the first of 3 modules aimed at Bridging The Gap.
Now that you know where you want to go, and where you are now, you will start to look at the critical gaps between those two situations.
In this module, you will review your Goals and Objectives. Then, looking at your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, you will shortlist the key areas you need to work on, and then prioritise them into strategies.
At the end of this module, you will have a clear list of important strategies to work on during the year ahead.
Module 8: Action Plans
Now that you have listed your strategies, it is time to create detailed step-by-step action plans to implement those strategies.
In this module, you will take each strategy in turn and create a detailed action plan:
- setting out each step to take,
- identifying who will be responsible for each action,
- defining what the successful completion of that action will provide in outcomes, and
- deciding on the date when each action will be completed.
When you finish this module you will have the blueprint for action for the next 12 months.
Module 9: Budgets
Having identified your strategies and formulated action plans, you need to measure their effect on your finances.
In this module, you are not expected to prepare your budget during the workshop session.
In fact, this module is designed for non-financially trained business owners, expecting that you will likely ask for assistance from your accountant.
However what this module gives you is training in how to prepare a budget, including the steps to take, so that you can work alongside your accountant at a later date.
Module 10: Putting It All Together
It’s now time to put all your thinking and processing into a readable, actionable, planning document.
In modules 1 to 9, you have worked logically through where you want to go, where you are starting from, and therefore what you have to do to bridge the gap.
This module will show you how to collate the key pieces of your plan into an ordered document so that you can use it to implement your plan on a day to day basis.
Module 11: Implementing Your Plan
You will not find this in any other business planning product!
Now that you have written your own effective business plan, you need to make sure that it can be, and will be implemented.
In this module, you will learn:
- how to make your vision come alive by using it every day,
- set up motivational accountability systems,
- monitor your actions and evaluate their effectiveness, and
- measure how successful you are.
You will schedule dates to review your progress and make any changes as required.
Your One Day Business Plan also comes with these valuable bonuses:
Bonus #1: “Beyond The One-Day Business Plan”
This eBook shows you how to use your business plan.
It dives deeper into how to use your vision statement on a daily basis to ensure that you are constantly moving closer to your goals.
It also explains how to use your business plan as a weekly (if not daily) reminder of the priority actions you need to take.
This allows you to identify distractions and make decisions about what to do and not to do in order to stay organised and moving forward.
The eBook also shows you how your 12-month business plan fits into long-term strategic thinking so that you can look further ahead.
Bonus #2: “What To Add For An Investment Or Loan Business Plan”
This bonus eBook shows you how to take your internally focused planning document up one level to a business plan that you can give your bank or investor as a document to support a loan application or an investment proposal.
The eBook explains what you need to include for these third-parties, and where to include the extra information in the contents of your expanded document.
It goes through each of the additional chapters and details what you need to include in each.
Bonus #3: Budget Spreadsheet Template
As a bonus in Your One Day Business Plan, I have prepared a spreadsheet template that you can use to prepare your budget, according to the training in Module 9.
This template is designed so that you can identify your income and expenses over 12 months, month by month.
As you enter the individual income and expense budgets the totals will automatically update to show you the overall effect through the year.
Bonus #4: One Day Business Plan Worksheets Template
While each module includes downloads of PDF worksheets for you to write in as you follow the timed workshop sessions, I recognise that some of you may want to eventually type them up for posterity!
To help you, I have provided a Microsoft Word template of all the worksheets.
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If you do the work within 30 days of purchase but it doesn’t give you an effective business plan, just email me with your completed worksheets to show that you have done the work and I will send you a refund.
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