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Stop dodging the issue: you need a business plan

To survive and thrive, you need to be well organised, plan ahead and be resilient. 

And to do all that, you'll need a brilliant business plan... 

Business plan Q&A

What's a business plan?

A business plan is a written document that describes your organisation, where it is now, where it wants to be and how it is going to achieve this.

It covers your vision and objectives, structure, marketing, workforce, facilities and finances. 


Why do we need a business plan?

A business plan helps you to: 

  • Clarify your purpose, mission, and vision. 
  • Set clear goals. 
  • Determine the actions needed to achieve your goals. 
  • Spot problems.
  • See opportunities. 
  • Identify where to focus your time and energy.  
  • Build resilience. 
  • Measure your progress and impact.  
  • Demonstrate sound management to stakeholders, members and investors. 


How do I create a business plan or update the one I've got?  

You can start by downloading the planning template and workbook at the bottom of this page. 

Go on... have a look now.