What is a business plan
We face planning in many aspects of life. In business, the plan is the basis. External planning, internal planning – always need a “road” map. Let’s talk about the business plan.
As you know, we often come to business planning when we need to draw attention to our activities of third parties: banks, investors.
However, do not think that a business plan is a document for someone. Believe me, it is more necessary for you for your business.
Business plans are created for both external and internal purposes. External goal – by showing the potential investor the positive aspects of your idea, prospects, to attract investment. Internal goals are mainly ways of planning and solving organizational issues.
A well-written business plan can help the company to take its position in the market, systematically develop the business, increase profits – this is one of the most effective means of enterprise management. The correctly drawn up plan contains a description of the whole process of your business, the vectors of activities, ways to achieve the goals of your enterprise.
Business plans are needed to solve the following tasks:
definition and justification of business strategies;
selection of employees for specific tasks;
identification of project funding sources;
calculation of probable financial results of your activity;
the process of implementation of the investment project.
These are only the main tasks of business planning. Of course, any organization has a huge number of other tasks that need to be linked to each other.
There is a sufficient number of methods and ways to develop business plans. In some enterprises, business plans are developed by specialized specialists, taking into account certain recommendations, while others involve specialized enterprises (agencies) in the development of plans. One way or another, when developing a specific plan, the specifics of the work of a particular enterprise are always taken into account.
As mentioned earlier, now the bulk of the business plan is developed to attract investors or to obtain loans. Therefore, one of the most important criteria in the preparation of a business plan is its availability, clarity of presentation, so that the investor or the Bank’s employee, who is not an expert in a particular field, could easily enter into the very essence of the project, to understand its prospects.