Business Plan Success

A Step-By-Step Business Plan Guide including a Business Plan Template to use for your Business

Last updated 2022-01-10 | 4.3

- How to write business plan
- How to conduct market research
- How to estimate total startup costs

What you'll learn

How to write business plan
How to conduct market research
How to estimate total startup costs
How to project revenues and profits
How to attract investors
How to anticipate challenges
How to compete from the start

* Requirements

* The desire to succeed


A solid business plan will let you know where you are going and what to expect. You’re 16 to 20% more likely to create a viable business using a business plan than without one. So how do you put together a solid business plan?

This course is a full step-by-step guite to writing an effective business plan that will provide everything you need to succeed in your new business venture.

A great business idea is a good start, but to really maximise your chances of success, you need a great business plan. A business plan will help you build a business that will support you financially, have an impact on those around you, and leave a lasting legacy you can be proud of.

This course will teach you how to:

Estimate total startup costs. Once you know the approximate costs, you can determine whether you’ll need to raise funds from investors.

Project revenues and profits. By forcing you to define both your market and how much of that market you expect to reach, a business plan helps you estimate potential revenues and profits. 

Convince investors. A business plan shows investors that you have a clear and defined strategy for achieving success. If this strategy isn’t present, investors won’t want to finance your business.

Compete from the start. As part of your business plan, you’ll identify key gaps in the marketplace which your company will fill. This allows you to hit the ground running. 

Anticipate challenges. When you create your business plan, you’ll look ahead and try to identify any potential problems you might encounter. This prepares you to address these issues if they do arise.

We also include the Succes Bureau's exellent Business Plan Template, an Executive Summary to keep you on track and a SWOT Anaylsis sheet.

Who this course is for:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start Up Business Owners
  • Self Employed
  • Business Students

Course content

14 sections • 27 lectures

Before You Start Introduction Preview 00:15

Before You Start Module Preview 02:27

Executive Summary Introduction Preview 00:14

Executive Summary Module Preview 02:40

Company Overview Introduction Preview 00:12

Company Overview Module Preview 01:41

Market Analysis Introduction Preview 00:21

Market Analysis - Module Preview 04:33

Organization & Magagement Introduction Preview 00:10

Organization & Magagement Module Preview 01:24

Business Plan Quiz 1

We are heading into the final sections of the course. Let's test your knowledge.

Products & Services Introduction Preview 00:14

Products & Services Module Preview 02:42

Marketing & Sales Introduction Preview 00:20

Marketing & Sales Module Preview 03:08

Operations & Logistics Introduction Preview 00:17

Operations & Logistics Module Preview 02:14

Financial Projections Introduction Preview 00:08

Financial Projections Module Preview 01:25

Business Plan Quiz 2

This quiz will test your retention of knowledge

Funding Request Introduction Preview 00:08

Funding Request Module Preview 01:34

Appendix Introduction Preview 00:15

Appendix Module Preview 01:00