Business Planning

Why write a business plan when everything is too changeable to plan?

That’s exactly the reason for a business plan.
Charities need to plan their business development just like private enterprises do.

A good business plan will help you to:
• understand the environment in which you work
• specify what your work achieves
• explain why your work is needed
• identify your services/ expertise and who benefits from them
• clarify how you will use the resources at your disposal
• plan your income generation and service delivery
• focus on your successes and track record

Top tip

For start-ups developing a business plan and having no track record to rely on: set realistic targets and explain how you will monitor against them.

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