Developing a successful business plan

Course Dates: 07/05/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Online
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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 is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00

Course Code: CMTB03

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Fri, day, 07 May - 07 May '21

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 to 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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- 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?

This is a one day course. You will be taught by presentations, discussions and exercises. You will look at business plans samples and examples.

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

No costs. Bring a pen and a pad.

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

Business plan: financial planning and forecast, an introduction to Project management, developing and managing your brand, online marketing: a detailed introduction, brand identity, grow in confidence with networking, business skills for creative businesses, social media for business.

Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

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.