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Writing a business plan

It is essential to have a clear and thoughtful business plan in place if you want your business to thrive, not just survive. A business plan is a helpful tool for figuring out your short, mid and long terms goals but if you’ve never done it before, it can also be difficult to know where to start.

No matter what sector you’re in or what size you are, it’s really important that you’re clear on what you want to achieve, how you’re planning to get there, who you’re going to target and how, and how you’ll measure your success.

Outset Online offers a unique combination of video tutorials, online tools, interactive activities, downloadable resources and user forums to help you work through all of these things so you don’t have to do it alone. But the best part is… as you navigate through each step of the programme, you can put your learning into practice with a range of activities and exercises that help construct a ready-made business plan that you can print or export as a PDF once you’re done.

Remember, if you’re planning on applying for finance, such as a Start Up Loan at any stage then you’re going to need a solid business plan behind you, so it’s best to get started thinking about it straight away.

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