Business plans

Developing a business plan is a highly effective way of deciding what your business is about, where it's going and how to achieve your objectives.

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Business plans - overview

A well-researched business plan with realistic cash flow forecasts is essential for securing business investment or loans. Our overview.

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Plan and budget for growth

Growing businesses need to be agile, responsive and have contingency plans for whatever the market throws at them. How to plan for business growth.

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SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis looks at your strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats your business faces. Read our guide to completing a SWOT.

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from the market you operate in to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great plan.

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Business plan layout

In this short YouTube video clip, Business Wales explains how to create and lay out a business plan.

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Start-up business plan: Top 10 tips

Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you've never done it before but you can't afford to put it off. Here's how to get it right.

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Business plan template

These free business plan tools can help you think about your business ideas and get a plan together. Download free templates.

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How I put together my start-up business plan

Writing a business plan forces you to consider many different issues, and this can help focus your thinking. Chris Wildman, director of Town End Farm Shop, tell us how he created his start-up business plan.