Developing a successful business plan

Course Dates: 19/10/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this course will give you the skills to prepare a compelling and practical business plan to achieve your goals.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Developing a successful business plan
  • Course Code: CMKT03
  • Dates: 19/10/24 - 19/10/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
  • Tutor: Julian Holden

Course Code: CMKT03

Sat, day, 19 Oct - 19 Oct '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

We will follow a step by step overview on how to write a business plan with a focus on expressing a solid and professional business view.
You will be working on a business plan model that you can present to an investor or to be a guide to start or expand your business. From defining your business, product and brand, bringing your product or service to the market to an exit plan you will understand what is necessary to cover every step of the way in your plan.

You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Structure and purpose
• Defining your business
• Product
• Market analysis
• Customer analysis
• Competition
• Branding and Marketing overview
• Management and operations
• Exit Plan
• A brief overview of Financial Plan and forecast.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Write your own business plan as a guide to start a business or to present it to investors.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to start or expand a business.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by presentations, discussions and by completing practical exercises. We will look at business plans samples and examples.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There is no other costs. Bring a pen and a pad. You might want to bring a USB to save your work.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our business skills courses.


Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

Julian Holden

Julian worked as a technical manager for two large organisations before taking a career break to study for an MA and to qualify as a teacher. He now divides his business hours between working as a freelance marketing consultant and business coach for small to medium-sized businesses, and teaching for City Lit, two other colleges, and for a number of charities that help people gain the skills to start their own business. His key interests include web design and marketing, content strategy, search engine marketing and the use of social media. He is a huge fan of WordPress and also teaches a range of IT courses in Java, Python, PHP and App development.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.