Whatever your stage of growth, a viable business proposition articulated in the form of a written business plan and financial projections is a necessity. It provides a strategic roadmap for growing your business and demonstrates that you have the right commercial and funding strategies in place to succeed in your objectives. It enables you to focus and organise your team’s efforts towards achieving defined objectives whilst monitoring performance against established milestones. Above all, it should provide convincing evidence to support the practical delivery of a theoretical business model. Whether you are looking to raise finance, enter into strategic partnerships or even sell your business, a well-written business plan is one of your best “selling” tools to establish your credibility.
SEHTA have put together a flexible graded series of services to help with business planning and strategy whatever the stage of your business.
Business strategy and planning products
Ideas in action
Do you have a great idea but aren’t sure about how to take it forward? Ideas in Action provides a one-to-one meeting with a business adviser to help you develop an action plan including signposting and referrals in order to take your idea forwards.
Business plan review
Want to know how your business plan stacks up? Do you need an independent opinion before you show it to your intended audience?
The business plan review service provides a written assessment of your current business plan from the point of view of its intended audience together with a one to one meeting to discuss any outstanding requirements necessary to finalise a viable business proposition and completed business plan and financials.
Business plan development
Starting your first business plan can be daunting. Are you wanting to write a business plan but not quite sure where to start? Perhaps you and your team need help to develop your commercialisation strategy, determine exactly what products and services you wish to sell or the best routes to market? Have you identified your customers accurately and do you understand their key drivers? How are you going to finance your product development/sales growth? Need help with putting together financial projections?
SEHTA can help you develop your business plan through a series of facilitation meetings and telephone calls, (totalling 70 hours) to enable you to produce a rudimentary Business Plan and financials. You will be helped to develop a clearly defined and viable business proposition, to include commercialisation and funding strategies. A software programme will be supplied and assistance given to start entering data to produce cash flows/P & L and Balance sheets
Business plan writing service
Writing a business plan is time consuming and it can be overwhelming deciding what information to include and what to leave out. SEHTA can offer a business plan writing service to include provision of a flexible financial projections software package . Please note, the writing service relies upon you to provide the information needed as this is your plan and your business., not ours!