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How to create a business plan

Whether you are starting a small business or exploring ways to expand an existing one, a business plan is an important decision-making tool. A business plan is a roadmap that guides you and gives you greater clarity on aspects of your business.

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Introduction

The basic concept of a business plan and why you need to build one in for your business to thrive.

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Read time: 4.0 minutes

Key concepts:

  • A business plan is roadmap
  • It needs to be updated as our business changes over time
  • It will help us to get funding

Business plan vs Pitch deck

The different essential documents for startups and the uses of each.

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Read time: 6.0 minutes

Key concepts:

  • Business Plan
  • Pitch deck
  • Elevator pitch

How to write a strategic plan

Create a plan and a narrative to express that plan to investors.

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Read time: 4.0 minutes

Key concepts:

  • Story telling
  • Concise and visual
  • Engaging

Financial plan

Create a financial plan that quantifies your vision

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Read time: 6.0 minutes

Key concepts:

  • KPI
  • Scenarios
  • Period covered by the financial plan

The ask - fundraising

How you should outline what you need from investors to make your business/idea a reality.

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Read time: 5.0 minutes

Key concepts:

  • Startup Valuation
  • Milestones
  • Runway / burn rate