How to Write a Business Plan (Sunday Times Creating Success) by Brian Finch
By Brian Finch
Beginning with the idea that there is just one probability to make an excellent impact, the way to Write a marketing strategy covers the entire concerns excited about generating a marketing strategy – from profiling rivals and forecasting marketplace improvement, to the significance of offering transparent and concise monetary info. It additionally features a complete word list, case histories and a close part at the comparable factor of the way an organization can most sensible use inner company plans.
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Your business may be of a smaller scale. You may be opening the largest children’s wear shop in a locality. You may argue that your advantage over other traders in the area is the extent of your range of products and that it cannot be commercially viable for any competitor to open a store of equal size once you have established yourself. Examples of sources of competitive advantage are: • cost; • technology; • brand; • local monopoly (eg the only bookstore in a shopping centre); • location (eg the hotel with the best view or the filling station nearest the motorway entrance); 42 How to Write a Business Plan • distribution (eg an exclusive distribution agreement with a key retail chain); • buying (eg an exclusive purchasing arrangement with the only manufacturer).
Supply Issues of supply may, in some businesses, demand a section of their own; in others they may come within operations. The more important and the more complex the supply issues and the more different you plan to be, the more emphasis you will need to give to supply. In a retail, wholesale, agency or distribution business, supply is obviously very important. If there are few suppliers available to you or a complicated supply chain then you need to demon-strate security of supply. Could your business collapse if a single supplier withheld goods or increased prices?
You must either educate readers very quickly or put them right. The purpose of this section is to get the key facts over quickly and to paint a broad picture so that readers will then be able to understand and assimilate the detail that is in the body of the plan. The business I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling 28 How to Write a Business Plan Outline what this business is all about: • What is it, what does it do?