The Business Plan
Users can produce a basic printed Business Plan if that is all that
is needed. For a more detailed Business Plan,
the software will take users through a series of forms and utilities
which will allow one to specify the commercial plan objectives and the
project events; one then produces the Project database. Users can then generate an
advanced Project Dialogue
database which provides detailed guidelines and a project management action plan for each country
covered by the project. In addition, if needed, users can obtain additional human
resources and support services to produce an
assisted Business Plan. The software then generates a Business Plan
incorporates the business plan objectives and the underlying market
Finally, if needed, a modelling
level Business Plan is available, and this incorporates highly
sophisticated business forecasting components.
How it works...
First, review the Market Research
to gain an understanding of the market and the industry. This is a simple
process which allows users to browse the Market Research DVD and
quickly pick those areas of interest and potential business
Business Plan: Basic
With only the above market research
data, users can produce a Basic Business Plan using
the Word document template which is provided.
is the quickest and simplest Business Plan users can
write; and it is
useful when one is producing a printed business plan
for a local business or trade. This type of business
plan would suit a small business start-up where
users have to submit a simple business plan to their
bankers or investors.
Second, run the Business Plan
software to generate the detailed commercial and project management databases. Each Business Plan is a single project and
the user can run as many projects, or business plan scenarios,
The Business Plan software takes the user through a series of
database forms and spreadsheets which will result in the
production of a
comprehensive and cohesive Business Plan:-
One can modify the business plan, or run as many different
scenarios as necessary, to refine a particular business plan or
to explore alternatives.
Business Plan: Detailed
The second level of Business Plan,
which is used as a commercial blueprint for the
project, produces a Detailed Web site. The web based plan is
better suited if users wish to run a number of
scenarios and then distribute those finding to a
project team and/or to several recipients. The web
can be on a single computer, on an intranet site, or
(if the participants are not on one site) a password
protected internet site.
web based business plan is
useful when one is producing a commercialised business plan
which needs the precise elements of the business
plan quantified in a series of formal documents. This type of business
plan would suit a business start-up which is run by
a project team that needs the project elements
Third, run the Project Dialogue
software to generate the advanced Project Action Plan databases
for each country covered by the project.
The Project Dialogue software takes the user through a series of
database forms and spreadsheets which will result in the
generation of the detailed Project Action Plan databases and
timetables for each
country that the project will cover:-
Business Plan: Advanced
The third level extends and
develops the above Business Plan Web to produce an
management blueprint which includes both the
commercial business plan as well as a project
management schedule (for each country) which allows
the project designers to specify and coordinate the
commercial elements with the activities of the
This business plan web will
orchestrate the project managers and project team,
human resources, the commercial participants, the
physical resources, and the purchased products and
Fourth, you can obtain further
services from us, including a Service Team, Consultants,
Resources, Support Services, and Corporate Research; and this
allows users to access additional project resources and/or produce
more detailed analyses and blueprints for project management.
There are many ad hoc services
through which users can obtain the help they need to assist them
to reach their business goals. These ad hoc services can range
from a full Service Team which can produce a fully implemented
turnkey project, to the simple provision of a consultant on the
other end of a telephone line to immediately answer a technical
or commercial question, or the loan of a programmer or systems
engineer for a few hours. In addition to the human resources,
users can also access a wide range of commercial and physical
resources, support services, and corporate intelligence.
These resources and
services become an integral and operational part of the project
and are managed by the project managers.
Business Plan: Assisted
In addition to the above
Business Plan webs, users can also augment
the project operation with the additional human
resources and support services provided by us.
These services are entirely flexible and can be
used to either develop the project methodology
and planning structure, or as elements which
form part of the physical project.
services are injected into the overall Business
Plan and become an integral part of the business
planning activities. In this way the project
managers and project team can use our human
resources and services seamlessly as part of the
Fifth, you generate the Project Web
which will allow users to view the project in its entirety.
You do not need to complete all the forms; however the ones
which you do not complete will result in incomplete project web
pages. You can edit out these un-wanted web pages. You can of
course return to these forms later and complete any missing data
and then re-generate the project web.
You can update the project data as often as
you require and then re-generate the Project Web (if you specify
the same Project Name then the new project web will over-write
the existing web). You can also generate as many separate
Projects designs or scenarios as you wish (each with a unique
Project Name) and these will generate separate Project Webs for
viewing and discussion.
Finally, you can obtain software
to generate highly
detailed medium and long-term business planning analyses and
forecasts for company management and
There are diverse utilities,
forecasting and modelling tools
available for advanced business modelling and forecasting; and one can
use these to produce highly detailed analyses, or specialized
business planning forecasts and documentation, reports, spreadsheets, and other
items to assist company management in their medium and long-term
This is especially useful where
users are involved in technical/industrial processes, or a
complicated distribution system, or intricate financial
operations, or a technologically evolving product, where one has
to coordinate and manage the project elements over an extended
geographic space and/or over a medium or long-term timescale.
Business Plan: Modelling Level
The modelling level business
planning resources use a battery of macro and
micro economic, industry and market level,
product and buyer, forecasting models to produce
medium and long-term business plans.
bespoke business planning resources which are
tailored to the client's individual
circumstances and needs.
For reasons of ongoing compatibility and future data
manipulation, users are urged to standardize on one application
software suite. Much of the benefit of the Business Planning
Resource is derived from the ongoing ability to use the research
and software to produce medium and long-term business plans.
Users will normally use Microsoft Office for this process,
however the Business Planning Resource DVD also comes with a
free OpenOffice suite.