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Business Planning

Erewash Partnership offers confidential, impartial and free advice to help pre-start businesses develop a sound business plan. Our experienced, nationally accredited business advisers can help with all aspects of business planning:

  • Identifying target markets and customers
  • Costs and pricing
  • Legal formation
  • Sales forecasts
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Accounting and finance
  • Tax and Insurance
  • Registering your business

You can down load our business plan templates here, along with our financial spreadsheets.

Questions & Answers

A Business Plan is a document setting out a business’s future objectives and strategies for achieving them.

A Business Plan gives your business direction, defines your objectives, maps out strategies to achieve your goals and helps you to manage possible bumps in the road. Preparing a business plan will help you work out the goals you want to achieve, and the strategies to achieve them.

A general guide would be the following, however, we can help you develop your business plan in a one to one adviser session.

  • Executive summary – a snapshot of your business
  • Company description – describes what you do
  • Market analysis – research on your industry, market and competitors
  • Organisation and management – your business and management structure
  • Service or product – the products or services you’re offering
  • Marketing and sales – how you’ll market your business and your sales strategy
  • Funding request – how much money you’ll need for the next 3 to 5 years
  • Financial projections – supply information like balance sheets, profit and loss, cash flow, start up costs et 
  • Appendix – an optional section that includes résumés and permits
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