Would You Build A House Without A Plan?

Obviously not, and it shouldn't be any different for a business.

In this business planning course, you will create your own comprehensive and professional business plan online - ready for the bank or investors, shareholders, your leadership team and with a clear roadmap for your organisation to succeed.

Under the guidance of a nationally accredited business coach and global leader in business planning, you will build your own detailed business plan from the ground up, including strategies for improvement, financial projections and all the key areas expected in a professional business plan.

View the Course Curriculum for the full course outline, see a sample plan at https://rebrand.ly/business-plan-example and read below for FAQ and Testimonials.
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Welcome to your Business Plan Builder

- Suzzanne Laidlaw, Business Planning Specialist

Get everything out of your head and onto paper to fit all the jigsaw pieces of your business together.

  • Write your business plan online from scratch

  • Walk away with a detailed business plan & comprehensive model for success

  • Clearly define your business vision and mission

  • Analyse and project your financials over the next five years

  • Create benchmarks to track your performance

  • Develop strategies to take you from where you are now to where you want to be

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting started...

  • 2

    1. Your Business Dreams...

    • Session 1 - Business Statements...

  • 3

    2. Your Business USP

    • Session 2 - USP...

  • 4

    3. Your Business Outcomes...

    • Session 3 - Business Outcomes...

  • 5

    4. Your Business Presence...

    • Session 4 - Your Business Presence...

  • 6

    5. Your Team...

    • Session 5 - Your Team...

  • 7

    6. Your Exit Strategy...

    • Session 6 - Exit Strategy...

  • 8

    7. Your Business Goals...

    • Session 7 - Business Goals...

  • 9

    8. Your Success Criteria

    • Session 8 - Success Criteria...

  • 10

    9. Your SWOT

    • Session 9 - SWOT...

  • 11

    10. Your Competitive Advantage

    • Session 10 - Competitive Analysis...

  • 12

    11. Your Products & Services

    • Session 11 - Products & Services..

  • 13

    12. Your Industry and Market

    • Session 12 - Industry & Market Overview..

  • 14

    13. Your Target Market

    • Session 13 - Target Market..

  • 15

    14. Your Financials

    • Session 14 - Opening Balances...

    • Session 15 - COGS and Expenses...

    • Session 16 - Funds Needed...

    • Session 17 - Financial Review...

  • 16

    15. Your Strategies

    • Session 18 - Leverage...

    • Session 19 - Strategy Builder...

  • 17

    Finishing Your Plan...

    • Finishing Your Plan...

    • Congratulations!

FAQ

  • Why Suzzanne?

    Suzzanne has been recognised as global leader in business planning and is one of Australia’s top business coaches.

    She has been nicknamed “The Business Planning Queen” by her colleagues, due to being so passionate about supporting others to achieve their dreams through planning. So much so, that she has recently published a book all about planning (‘What’s Your Plan?‘) - https://www.whatsyourplanbook.com.au/

    With her expertise in business coaching, Suzzanne mentors and holds others accountable to following through with their goals to reach their potential.

    If you’re looking for business and personal growth, Suzzanne can help you make a dramatic difference to your performance and profitability and transform your business for greater success.

    To live the life of your dreams, Suzzanne believes that “It all starts with a plan.”

  • What is a Business Plan?

    A business plan is a document that describes in detail how a business is going to achieve its goals.

    Covering the marketing, financial, sales and operational viewpoints of the business in line with the companies’ vision.

    Our Business Plans include; Executive Summary, Business Overview, SWOT, Industry Analysis, Client Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Plan, Sales Plan, Operations Plan, 5 Years Financial Plan, Appendix Information, Historical Financial Reports and Strategies for Improvement.

    See the Course Curriculum for full content.

  • What are the benefits of having a Business Plan?

    The 7 Top Benefits of a Up-to-Date Business Plan are:

    • Having a clear direction for your business (vision and mission)

    • Setting benchmarks to track your performance

    • Conducting a current industry analysis

    • Reviewing your major competitors and developing strategies to come out on top

    • Explore how to capitalise on your company’s strengths and mitigate weaknesses

    • Develop a roadmap and schedule for achieving your goals and core business outcomes

    • Create clear financial projections for the next five years so you can see exactly how you’ll reach success.

  • Do I need a business plan?

    Yes, I would strongly encourage ALL businesses to have a comprehensive business plan. This is crucial to take their business from where it is now to where they want it to be.

    When I am faced with this question from prospects or clients, I commonly ask them if they would build a house without a plan? Obviously not, and it is no different for a business.

  • How often should I review my Business Plan?

    Learning from what has happened in the past, testing and measuring and looking into the future to identify your gaps and opportunities, I’d recommend spending at least one full day each quarter to reassess your overall business model and make sure you’re clear on your formula for success.

  • Do you have any testimonials?

    We sure do. I've helped hundreds of business owners through the business planning process and I've never had anyone say they weren't blown away with the process.

    In fact, the most common feedback I receive is "I wish I had done this sooner."

    Check out some of our video testimonials here: https://rebrand.ly/business-plan-testimonials-suzzanne-laidlaw