The Common Sense Business planning programme has a proven track record and has been written specifically to meet the needs of small businesses. Going through the full programme will lead you to a straightforward business plan summarised in just one page. This will give focus and make it more likely that you will put your plan into action.
Module 1: Getting Started
Is it worth your time? Who is a business plan for and why it is worth completing?
Module 2: SWOT Plus
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats and the Commons Senses Business SWOT Plus which will give key insights to help you define your action plan
Module 3: Mission, Vision, Values
What are they? Takes you from ‘I haven’t got a clue’ to ‘ this is who we are’. In essence purpose and direction that aligns with your values.
Module 4: Setting Business Goals
What is it you want to achieve and by when?
Module 5: Customers
Your customers - who are they
Module 6: MUGS 1 – Market and Users
Understand the environment you are working in and clarify your priorities
Module 7: MUGS 2 – Goods and Services
Define and price what you are selling
Module 8: The One Page Plan
What next summarised in one page and supported by detailed action plans.
Module 9: A Plan to Share
Adapting your plan to be right for your audience from yourself to funders