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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Business Planning

When: Wednesday 6th November 2019, 9.30am – 1pm

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This hands on course aims to help delegates create a business plan appropriate to their business needs. Delegates will explore the contents of a good business plan which sets clear, realistic and measurable targets, includes deadlines for meeting targets, provides a budget for each marketing activity, takes resources into account and specifies who is responsible.

Questions are asked such as “why do businesses fail?” and “why have a business plan?”. In particular different approaches to Business Planning are explored including the increasingly popular Business Model Canvas.

Summary of learning outcomes…

By the end of the session, delegates should be able to:

– Understand the need for a business plan

– Understand the elements covered in a business plan

– Understand the factors involved in running a successful business

– Start transferring their thoughts onto paper in order to assess the business idea objectively

– Identify sources of further help and assistance in writing a business plan


Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses owners


About our speaker

Stephen Harris is the Director of Quesst Ltd, a training and development company incorporated in 1992 and sold in 2012. Stephen is a results and performance focused people development specialist who has achieved major impact and change in assignments and roles over a sustained period. A Business Psychologist, Chartered Quality Professional, Management Accountant, and qualified Business Coach, Stephen is in demand in the UK as a speaker on entrepreneurship with a proven track record with Boards, Senior Executives and New Business Start-ups both internationally and in the UK.

Originally trained with Rolls Royce, Stephen spent his formative years in business working as a Business Improvement specialist including delivery of the Institute of Quality Membership Courses.