Monthly Archives: January 2021

4 Reasons To Buy My Business Plan Templates

Since I launched my Business Plan Templates, I’ve had lots of amazing feedback.

However, I’ve also had a few people question why they should pay for them, when a simple internet search will produce countless results of free templates which can easily be downloaded.

This may have crossed your mind, and it’s a valid question. Here are 4 reasons to buy my Business Plan Templates.

1. My Business Plan Templates Save You Time

As someone who has worked with Leaders and Entrepreneurs for close to two decades, I know exactly what you do, what you need and what your constraints are.

And one of your biggest constraints? Time.

There aren’t enough hours in the day to complete everything on your To-Do list.

2. My Business Plan Templates Are Designed For Your Convenience

With my Business Templates, sitting down to write your Business Plan isn’t the onerous task you’ve undertaken in the past.

They are laid out for you in such a way that you can get going quickly, and are never at a loss when it comes to what you need to fill in.

The prompts act as a helpful guide; it’s like having your hand held through each stage of the process.

3. My Business Plan Templates Cater For Your Needs

They really do. 

If you’re a Small Business Owner who either doesn’t have much time to devote to planning, or is writing a Business Plan for the very first time, the One Page Business Plan Template is a great place to start.

With it, you’ll get a basic plan covering the essentials you need to run a Small Business, in a concise format.

For medium-sized businesses and start-ups, your very size and the nature of your activities dictates that you delve into more details when planning.

For both, I recommend the Full Business Plan Template. As it covers all the areas relevant to achieving ambitious goals, especially if raising funds in on the horizon in the short to medium-term.

 

4. My Business Plan Templates Are Tried and Tested

Don’t just take my word for it!

Hear what Fay Wallis of Bright Sky Career Coaching had to say:

“When I first set up my business I was confident in my ability to provide a good service to my clients but I knew absolutely nothing about running a business.”

“After muddling through my first year, I realised I needed a proper business plan. Having researched business plan templates for weeks, Adanna’s One Page Business Plan was the perfect solution. It enabled me to properly consider how to move my business forward, with helpful prompts to get me thinking. I’m happy to say that I’m no longer muddling through, due to having a clear plan of action via my Business Plan.”

So what are you waiting for?

How I can Help

Here is everything you need to know about my Business Templates and I’ve included a summary below, and details of how to purchase.

The One Page Business Plan Template

It’s short and concise, while containing all the essential elements you need in a Business Plan.

And in addition, it contains helpful prompts which will guide you along the process.

You can buy and download your copy of the One Page Business Plan Template here.

The Full Business Plan Template

This is a comprehensive template which contains all the sections and details you would find in a typical Business Plan such as the Product & Service Range, Target Audience, Market Analysis, Milestones & Metrics, and Financials.

Similar to the first template, it also has helpful prompts to guide you as you complete it and produce your Business Plan.

You can buy and download your copy of the Full Business Plan Template here.

And If You Need Even More Than The Templates Offer…

My Business Planning Service is designed to support:

  • People who want a Business Plan, but prefer to have a solution that is even more customised than the Templates
  • Departments or organisations that are unable to commit the time or resources to do the planning themselves.

Contact me to discuss, so we can arrange to get started on yours.

Everything You Need To Know About My Business Plan Templates

I have created two Business Templates – the One Page Business Plan Template and the Full Business Plan Template – to help businesses write their Business Plans with ease.

Here is everything you need to know about my Business Plan Templates.

Who Is the One Page Business Plan Template For?

As a Small Business Owner, you just want to get cracking with those things you enjoy doing in your business. And I know it can be overwhelming to write a Business Plan, especially if it’s one of the first tasks you need to undertake.

As the name implies, my One Page Business Plan Template will help you get a basic plan easily – on one page.

The One Page BP Template also works really well if you don’t have much time to devote to it, but need to plan for the essentials. With it, you’ll get everything you need to run your Small Business in a concise format. 

What Does the One Page Business Plan Template Contain?

The One Page Business Plan Template contains:

  • Six sections that cover the crucial elements you must have in your Business Plan, including Goals, Pricing and Milestones.
  • Helpful notes and prompts in each of the six sections to guide you as you complete your Business Plan. That will ensure you’re not left wondering what to do, or how to fill it in.
  • Fillable sections for you to click and type as appropriate.

How Much Is the One Page Business Plan Template?

The One Page Business Plan Template costs £120.

How Can I Purchase the One Page Business Plan Template?

You can buy and download your copy of the One Page Business Plan Template here.

Who Is the Full Business Plan Template For?

The Full Business Plan Template is suitable when you need to go into more detail than can be covered on one page.

It’s what I recommend for medium-sized businesses, because your size dictates that you do more detailed planning and exploratory activity than your smaller counterparts.

I would also suggest this template for start-ups since it covers all the areas you must consider, especially if you want to achieve ambitious goals and are possibly looking to raise funds now or in the near future.

What Does the Full Business Plan Template Contain?

The Full Business Plan Template contains:

  • All the elements you need to produce a comprehensive Business Plan, including an Executive Summary, sections to detail your range of Products or Services and analyse your Target Market, as well as space to consider and lay out your strategy for Pricing and forecasting Sales. And not forgetting the Financials, of course.
  • Questions and guided prompts which will give you great insight into what you need to consider, analyse and plan for.
  • Sections that are fillable; all you need to do is click and type.

What Does the Full Business Plan Template Cost?

The One Page Business Plan Template costs £240.

How Can I Purchase the Full Business Plan Template?

You can buy and download your copy of the Full Business Plan Template here.

What Are the Benefits of these Business Plan Templates?

First, they save you time.

No more struggling to write a Business Plan: all you need to do is buy and download the template that’s right for you, use the prompts to complete it…

…and it’s done! Much quicker than if you were to write one from scratch.

They also guide you along the process.

Think of it as someone providing wise counsel while you perform a task which is necessary to make the progress you envisage, but can be daunting. That’s exactly how I’ve designed these templates: to give you wise counsel in a digital format.

And finally, they are convenient. You have a million tasks on your To-Do list – and that’s just for today!

These Business Plan Templates are designed to make your life easier as you plan and strategise for the coming year, half-year or quarter.

So what are you waiting for? Get your Business Plan Template and start writing your Business Plan today.

  • January 20, 2021

Why You Should Re-visit Your Business Plan

You understand why you need a Business Plan.

Not only did you have plans in your departments and organisation as a whole, they were used to track what the Senior Leadership Team wanted to achieve up until the end of Q1 2020…

…then the pandemic happened, and life as we knew it changed significantly.

Many businesses suffered, with some driven to the brink. For others the shutdown and restrictions on movement meant they could not keep up under the strain and unfortunately, they had to close their doors for good.

Still, other businesses found they have either had to pivot or quickly adapt their operating models and offerings to survive. Perhaps your organisation is in this category?

And as 2021 kicks off in earnest, it seems restrictions are set to continue in one form or another for the next few months at least.

With so much change that is fast-moving and new government policies announced at very short notice, it’s easy to wonder if it’s worth bothering to spend any time planning.

And while I sympathise with the sentiment, the truth is that planning ahead is now more crucial than ever. Here are 3 reasons why you should re-visit your Business Plan.

1. Re-visit Your Business Plan to Take Stock

The Number One reason why you should re-visit your Business Plan is to review how your organisation performed during the last year. (Note that this could also be the last quarter or half-year, but a year tends to be the most common time period captured in Business Plans).

The first step to hitting your targets in 2021 is having a clear understanding of:

  • Current status
  • What worked well in the last time period
  • What can be improved on (and how).

Don’t worry if your organisation abandoned its Business Plan amidst the melee of the pandemic. I can confirm yours wasn’t an isolated case! Countless others were thrown off-course by the sudden shock of dealing with and reacting to such unique circumstances, but the point of this review is to take stock and re-group.

2. Re-visit Your Business Plan to Focus on New Priorities

Considering the year we had in 2020, it’s a given that the state of play in your organisation has changed.

From the sudden move to 100% remote work for your teams to decisions about resourcing and headcount, it’s impossible to have reached year-end without being impacted significantly.

And with that impact, your priorities must have changed.

Re-visiting your Business Plan will give you the opportunity to identify new priorities and re-focus. Not just on priorities deemed important, but on those that are truly relevant for your people, processes, technology and customer base in the current climate.

3. Re-visit Your Business Plan to Allow for Contingencies

It has taken us 10 months to get our heads round what can only be described as once-in-a-lifetime events.

So by now you must have some level of experience, and a good grasp of the areas in your organisation where you need to build in more slack.

Re-visiting your Business Plan is crucial to update your contingency plans. And as you now know, this isn’t simply to cover the usual areas as you’ve done in previous years.

Examples of things to consider are:

  • If yet another lockdown is announced – or if the current one lasts longer than expected – what are the logistics for delivering your products and services to your customers? And do you have a backup?
  • Your remote teams find themselves unable to log on to the VPN on a Monday morning. In spite of rigorous efforts to resolve, the problem persists for more than a day! What contingency can be developed around such issues?
  • Are there alternative or additional income streams to research and develop, to ensure your bottom line is not negatively impacted in the event of another protracted lockdown?

How I Can Help

If you need help with Business Planning in your department or organisation, I provide a Business Planning Service.

It’s designed to support organisations that for some reason, are unable to commit the time or resources to do the planning they know they need.

Contact me about my Business Planning Service, and we can arrange to get started on yours as soon as possible.