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- Available Lessons: 13
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1How to Write a Business Plan
Course SummaryTrain your employees to develop effective business plans that incorporate marketing, finance and sales strategies. Our video lessons and quizzes provide tools to help employees learn the steps involved in creating business plans and strategic planning.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
About This Course
Every business needs a comprehensive plan, for purposes of obtaining financing as well as serving as a guide to its owners, managers and employees. In this course, your staff can learn to put together an effective business plan and use it to make decisions regarding business strategies. The quiz questions that accompany each lesson can serve as a springboard for discussion during corporate training sessions.
How It Works
This course consists of brief lessons that your company leaders can watch on a computer or mobile device. They can view the videos on their own, or you can set up group education sessions.
Useful features of this course include:
- Entertaining and informative lessons taught by expert instructors
- Video tags that let your managers quickly locate important terms and topics that need further review
- The ability to contact the instructor if your managers have additional questions
- A chapter exam that covers the basic steps in writing a business plan
- A chapter exam on how to plan for sales, marketing and finance
- An end-of-course exam that checks their command of the topics covered
How It Helps
- Offers education: This course provides information on the components of a business plan and shows ways the plan can be used to make decisions in areas such as the organization of the company or in marketing the business.
- Encourages analysis: Learning about the elements of a business plan will encourage your company's leaders to think about the business and what they think its policies and goals should be.
- Promotes cooperation: Organized learning sessions allows your company's managers and executives to share ideas and work together.
Steps in Creating a Business Plan
- Objectives of a business plan
- Goals for a business
- Elements of the executive summary
- Characteristics of a mission statement
- The company description
Strategic Planning for Marketing, Sales & Finance
- Tools for external and internal analysis
- Impact of complying with government regulations
- Types of organizational structure
- The importance of product or service descriptions
- How to develop a marketing plan
- Necessities of a solid sales strategy
- How to obtain funding and make financial projections
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