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Every new business should have a business plan. It is the key to success. If you need finance, no bank manager will lend money without a considered plan. We consider why you should draw up a plan and what it should include.
Every new business should have a business plan. It is the key to success. If you need finance, no bank manager will lend money without a considered plan. It is one of the most important aspects of starting a new business. Your plan should provide a thorough examination of the way in which the business will commence and develop. It should describe the business, product or service, market, mode of operation, capital requirements and projected financial results.
Preparing a business plan will help you to set clear objectives for your business and clarify your thinking. It will also help to set targets for future performance and monitor finances and profitability. It should help to provide early warning for when you might need to reconsider the plan.
Always bear in mind that anyone reading the plan will need to understand the essentials of your business quickly and easily.
The business plan should cover the following areas.
Putting together a business plan is often seen as a one-off exercise undertaken when a new business is starting up.
However the plan should be updated on a regular basis. It can then be used as a tool against which performance can be monitored and measured as part of the corporate planning process. There is much merit in this as used properly it keeps the business focused on objectives and inspires a discipline to achieve them.
06 Feb 2024
Government borrowing fell to £7.8 billion in December 2023 giving Chancellor Jeremy Hunt more scope to make the tax cuts he has hinted at in the Spring Budget.
Tax cut promises may need to be scrapped as a result of the UK being in an 'unfortunate economic and fiscal bind', the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned.
In common with many businesses, and based on government recommendations, we have now taken the decision to work from home and our office will be closed for the foreseeable future. We will, however, do our utmost to maintain business as usual.
During this difficult period please contact us via our usual email addresses or, if your enquiry is urgent, please call Alan Carter on 07868 037611 (mobile) or David Lyons on 07711 037564 (mobile). The main office telephone and answer-machine will not be answered at this time.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and understanding as we all try to chart the stormy waters ahead.
Please take care and stay safe.Leonard Jones & Co