Business planning

Writing a business plan can seem like a daunting task, and it can be easily overlooked when you know your product or service inside-out. It is, however, a crucial part of developing not only your business idea but defining your objectives and keeping you on-track.

A solid business plan is also a necessity for acquiring most forms of funding or investment. A business plan is your road map to success, and once you get started you will realise that putting one together is not as difficult as it seems. This preparation will help you to avoid future pitfalls, ultimately saving you time and money.

How we can help

We regularly run workshops in Bristol and Swindon to help with business planning and finance. These workshops are designed to support new start-ups to develop a robust, investment-ready business plan and financial forecast.

We provide practical advice on how to write a business plan, provide a workable template and give guidance on how to source the most suitable finance.

Facilitated and delivered by our start-up experts, the workshop consists of key sessions where you’ll be able to:

•    Create a robust business plan
•    Understand the key elements of branding and marketing
•    Clarify sources of and receive advice on start-up finance
•    Learn how to manage cash flow, profit and loss and bookkeeping
•    Understand how to create sales projections
•    Discuss your start-up business goals with like-minded people in a supportive environment
•    Gain access to business planning templates that will tick the right boxes with investors and lenders

"The workshop made me look at my business from the outside, as a business owner this can be difficult as you get lost in the day-to-day running of the business and struggle to do the important things. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone that has started a business or is thinking of starting one.”  - Dave Keay, K.P Garage & Bodyshop


Our full day business planning and finance workshop costs £50.00 to attend.

How to get started

We have a range of business planning and finance workshops available in Bristol and Swindon. Simply find a workshop near you and book your place today!

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