Training Course – Mastering Business Planning for Lasting Success


The success of any business is rooted in a well-thought-out and comprehensive business plan.

This course is designed to empower you with the knowledge, techniques, and practical skills necessary to create a solid business plan that will propel your organisation towards its goals.

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a small business owner, or a seasoned executive, this training will guide you through the process of developing a strategic roadmap that aligns your vision with market opportunities, assesses potential risks and optimises resource allocation.

By mastering the art of effective business planning, you will be equipped with the tools to make informed decisions, seize opportunities, and navigate the challenges that come your way, ultimately driving your business towards sustainable success.

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of strategic thinking and planning, as we delve into the key elements of creating a business plan that sets the foundation for long-term prosperity.

Course Content

1. Understand Your End Game

  • Why start with your exit strategy.
  • How to align the structure of your business with your exit strategy.
  • Making sure your business structure is correct.

2. Your Business Vision

  • Characteristics of a vision statement.
  • Creating your vision statement.
  • Communicating your vision.
  • Embedding you vision in your business.

3.  Understanding Causal Mapping

  • Definition and concept of causal mapping.
  • Importance and applications of causal mapping in business planning.
  • How to use causal mapping to create a business plan.
4. Data Collection and Analysis
  • Identifying relevant data sources.
  • Conducting group workshops.
  • Conducting interviews and surveys.
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Analysing and organising data.
5.  Long-Term Goals
  • Understanding what a long-term goal is.
  • The advantages of long-term goals.
  • Setting long-term goals for your business.
  • Communicating your goals effectively.
5.  Operational Goals
  • Understanding operational goals.
  • How to create operational goals that support your long-term goals.
  • Setting operational goals for your business.
  • Applying SMART criteria to your goals.
6.  Business Objectives
  • Understanding business objectives.
  • How to create objectives goals that support your operational goals.
  • Setting business objectives for your business.
  • Applying SMART criteria to your objectives.
7.  Understanding where your business is today
  • Analysis tools to help understand your current situation.
  • Applying the correct tools in your business.
  • Identify the gaps between where you are and where you want to be.
8.  Creating your Business Plan
  • How to move from where you are to where you want to be.
  • Identify the key activities to achieve your goals.
  • Prioritising activities.
  • Risk analysis – preparing for the unexpected.
  • Writing your business plan.
9.  Implementing your Business Plan
  • Understanding project management.
  • How to apply project management tools to implement your plan.
  • Identify quick wins for your business.
  • How to ensure that you are always adding value to your business.
  • Creating a measurement system to tract your progress.


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