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Welcome to the Art of Business Planning
What is a Business Plan?
Why do I need a plan?
What is a business?
What are the main use cases for Business Plans?
Where do I find Business Plan templates?
What kind of topics do Business Plans interface with?
What are the three Business Plan documents?
What is the innovation?
What are the risks?
Which business am I in?
Where do I find a Business Plan checklist?
The adoption curve
Barriers to purchase
A good salesman
Unique Selling Propositions (USPs)
How to beat the competition
Barriers to entry
Change in business model
Demand side forecasting
Supply side forecasting
The diffusion of innovation
Factors influencing adoption
Mega trends 2030
Profit and Loss
Cost of capital
Cost of equity
Cost of debt
Net Present Value (NPV)
Economic Value Added (EVA)
Friends and Business
Are you an entrepreneur?
Partnership legal form
Value chain & Business Model
What makes a good business plan?
Does a good business plan make a good business?
Beware of sunk costs
The 80-20 rule
Investigate side projects and pivot
Business is the art of not making compromise
Key success factors
Big ideas to remember
The most difficult is…to get started
The Art of Business Planning
Business Plans for Entrepreneurs and Managers
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Simple Business Plan template (EXCEL)
IRR calculation template (EXCEL)
Five S-curve models for forecasting demand (EXCEL)
Financial Ratio Analysis template (EXCEL)
Financial Results template with full financial statements (EXCEL)
Business Plan template for the Tech industry (EXCEL)
Business Plan for Telecom Service Providers (EXCEL)
Solution business case for suppliers and service providers (EXCEL)
Short-Term Planning and Forecasting (EXCEL)
Budgeting and Business Planning for Telecoms (EXCEL)
Solution business case with scenario management and sensitivity analysis (EXCEL)
Integrated Short-term & Long-term Planning (EXCEL)
M&A and fundraising (EXCEL)
Pierre Lurin, author of ‘Business Planning for Managers’