Business Plan

The following Business plan template will help to plan the process of research that will ensure that the plans for developing and running a land or building asset are robust and realistic.

Business plan element

Detail

Summary

  • Who you are, what you want to do, how you intend to do it. Usually written last.

Your Organisation

  • Track record, current plans, partnerships, and people.
  • Quality control/standards or methods of impact measurement being used by the organisation. This relates to the organisation (whether new or existing).

Introduction to the Project

  • Project Objectives
  • Proposed Programme for delivery
  • Proposed impacts / benefits of the project
  • Proposals for management and operation of the asset and the capital construction phase where relevant.

Market

  • Need -what is the target market?
  • Supply -who else is in the target market - why can't they supply what is proposed?
  • Demand -what it is and how does the project meet it
  • Pricing -how have charges been arrived at?

Promotion

  • What methods have been chosen (Online, direct to customer) and who will do it (in house or external)

Resources

Financial Projections

  • Should include Cash Flow (For first year)
  • Expenditure/profit and loss1 for each year of the period of the plan

Explanatory notes

  • Should specify the assumptions on which projections are based and why. This should include assumptions about timing and levels of commitment for both income and expenditure.

Risk Assessment! Management/Mitigation

  • Analysis of Political Economic Social Technical Legal Environmental (PESTLE) issues or Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) to identify risks.

 

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Business Plan Template

A Business Plan template which will help to ensure that the plans for developing and running a land or building asset are robust and realistic.

Microsoft Office document icon Business Plan Template