Business Plan Development: Know your Finances

Strategy Driven

Your marketing plan and SWOT analysis are interesting – but they don’t mean a thing if you don’t have realistic figures on your bottom line. Then work out your liabilities or debts – the bills for suppliers, finance and loan repayments.

PRIMO-F Model for Business Development

Rapid BI

PRIMO-F the Business Growth Model Often in organizations we use a SWOT analysis as a way of identifying priorities and areas for improvement. We tend to use a SWOT based on our experiences, rather than the actual situational needs.

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Business Diagnostic Models

Rapid BI

The key here is "business diagnostic" Any diagnostic that only looks at people, style and people process and ignores BUSINESS PROCESSES, marketing and finance is not a business diagnostic. Management BIR business diagnostic models business diagnostic tools PESTLE analysis PRIMO-F SWOT analysisA business diagnostic model is a framework for identifying, analyzing and interpreting data in a given context to identify possible needs.

Free Business Plans for Small Business Owners and Start-ups

Strategy Driven

It walks you through getting started, marketing, product, competitive analysis, SWOT, and more, with a window below the input fields to show you the plan as you work away at it. It contains 10 broad sections, including market analysis, management and organization, etc.,

Want To Create SMART Objectives? Here’s How

Strategy Driven

By setting a concrete vision and conducting a SWOT analysis, you’ll be able to analyze your business’ opportunities, strengths, weaknesses and any potential threats. For example: In the Finance Department, an objective could be to cut spending and improve profit margins.


My First, Failed Foray into Venture Investing

Harvard Business Review

To paraphrase from "The Music Man," I am a sadder but definitely a wiser girl after this first encounter with venture financing, as this experience has become a well of lessons from which I draw daily in my personal and professional life. Because he didn't have any capital, and therefore no leverage, his initial equity stake was small, such that even as the company's valuation increased in subsequent financing rounds, he suffered massive dilution.