The professional business plan represents one of the most critically important elements in the planning and establishing of any business of any size, type or purpose. From gaining essential business financing to strategic marketing and right through to building the business as a whole from the ground up, the business plan is quite literally the blueprint by which a business is created.
Writing a Business Plan Course Online, is ideally suited to individuals, partnerships and groups ready to breathe life into their dreams of business establishment and management. Each critical step in the planning and drafting processes is covered in-depth, including the identification of target audiences, isolating the brand’s unique selling point (USP), product research and development, marketing the brand to a target audience, critical financial/budgeting considerations and ultimately planning for the company’s long-term future.
This Writing a Business Plan Course Online, consists of the following five units:
Unit 1 – What is a Business Plan For
In the first of five intensive course units, candidates are guided through the purpose and specifics of the business plan in a 21st century business context. Course content covers the identification and analysis of target audiences, business value definition, analysis/gathering of information and the most important rules for writing a business plan.
Unit 2 – Defining Your Company
Identifying and defining company relevance/position forms the core focus of Unit 2, which explores the importance of the brand’s unique selling point (USP). Penning company descriptions is also outlined in detail, along with creating powerful product/service descriptions, analysing the market and creating an operations plan.
Unit 3 – Creating a Marketing Strategy
Marketing strategy development forms the central theme of Unit 3, incorporating key insights on market and consumer analysis, distribution channel analysis and selection, how to effectively evaluate and review a marketing strategy and the potential power of social media from a marketing perspective.
Unit 4 – Creating the Sales Plan
The fourth course unit takes an in-depth look at the business sales plan. Candidates are guided through the core elements of the business sales plan and how to successfully create a plan, alongside an introduction to the sales cycle theory.
Unit 5 – Developing Financial Projections
In the fifth and final course unit, candidates are introduced to the most important fundamental accounting terminology, along with the development of accurate financial projections. The importance of sound financial planning and the specifics thereof are investigated in-depth, along with an overview of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Paying in Instalments: £360(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £28
Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
The career path of the successful entrepreneur can be absolutely anything you want it to be. This course will guide you through the process of taking your business vision and creating a long-term roadmap for its success. Along with those considering going into business for themselves, it may also prove helpful for existing business owners.
No entry requirement.
Studying with BOLC gave me the confidence I needed to put my home-business dreams into action. I was amazed how much I picked up by studying in my spare time, I also cannot fault the customer care team. Top marks all round!
I chose BOLC’s Level 4 Business Diploma as I wanted to be taken seriously as a contender for promotion. The results speak for themselves – two years on and I’m managing the team I was previously a part of.