Business Planning – Your Blueprint to Business Success

Running a business without a business plan is like rock climbing blindfolded. Your chances of making it successfully to the top are slim – and the process will surely be a death-defying one.

A business plan is a step-by-step guide to running your business and creating a product or service that will make it successful in the marketplace.  You and your business plan must be flexible.  Your plan will need to be adjusted periodically depending on opportunities in the marketplace, the current health of your business and so on.

Every business should have a plan.  It may be formal or informal, it does not matter so long as there is a plan.  For example, the fish and chip shop may not have formally written down the plan but, before setting up shop, a smart owner would have assessed factors such as the need for a shop in that area of town, the ability to attract clients there, the appropriate amount of stock to carry, the cost of utilities and the parking availability for clients. The owner who waits to figure these things out using trial (and mostly) error will be lucky to be left with his or her wits, much less any customers!

A business plan minimises risks and surprises.  Consider including the following in yours:

  1. A reasonable expectation of profitability – and when to expect this?
  2. How the business will pay you and any team members
  3. The estimated expenses
  4. The pricing strategy
  5. The need for what you are offering, and what profit margin can you expect.

While much of this may have occurred to you, it is very important to write it down.

A documented plan:

  • Helps you determine and coordinate all aspects of business operations.
  • Gives you a means to analyse and determine what might be the best change to boost your business out of a stagnant situation.
  • Assists you in determining the risks and benefits associated with any changes.
  • Decreases your chances of making a mistake or not considering important factors in your business.
  • Increases your chances of success.

So, do you have a Business Plan?  If not, we’d be happy to help you create one. Our creativity with business planning has led to our success at winning several business awards, and we’ll be delighted to share our knowledge and experience with you. Call us on 020 8530 0720 or email social@nordens.co.uk to get the ball rolling.

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Through highly-tailored guidance, coaching and advice, Nordens Strategic are able to define exactly how your business can reach new levels of success.

Regardless of how you define ‘success’ for your business, our strategic service is guaranteed to bring about real and lasting change. By partnering with some of the UK’s top business coaches, we’ll steer you along the path to a greater future.

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Our bookkeeping branch offers a fully inclusive, comprehensive service that you can trust. Since 2005, our specialist bookkeepers have been successfully managing the accounting of both individuals and small businesses.

With experts in payroll analysis, credit control and financial recording, Accounting2You will lead your business efficiently, and with real purpose, towards a prosperous future.

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