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What is a business planning course?

Business planning courses will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you will need when it comes to creating business plans. Throughout, you will be learning how to formulate well-reasoned and realistic business plans that provide strategic direction and identify key organisational objectives. Furthermore, you will also learn how to formulate, execute, and monitor strategic plans by assessing the current business environment/s. 

So, if you've ever been interested in starting and running your own business, you should definitely take up one of these business planning courses. From appraising your business idea, to market research, to financial advice, these courses will guide you step-by-step through everything you will need to know to plan and establish your business.

Throughout these courses, certified and professional instructors will also hold presentation talks as well as group discussions, during which key aspects of business planning will be extensively covered, primarily those areas concerned with:

  • Constructing a focused and workable business plan
  • Promoting your business, in terms of financials and legalities 
  • Monitoring the progress and results of your business plans

Amongst many others. 

Why should you take up a business planning course? 

Whether you think you've got the best idea of the century or else simply interested to learn more about the world of business, then these courses are definitely the place to begin! From strategy and business planning to finance and marketing, these courses will get you all geared up and ready for your new endeavor. 

So, if you're aspiring on becoming today's Henry Ford, then have a look at our business planning courses and see which one is most suitable to your level and needs! Tutors and professionals in the field will make sure to offer you with all the best help and support you will need to ensure you have your feet on the ground to make your business a success. 

What will you learn throughout a business planning course?

This course is principally comprised of 11 primary module areas which cover a range of other sub-topics, which include: 

  1. Finance
    • Profits and Losses
    • Implementing Budgeting Tools
    • Planning and Projections

  2. Product and Services
    • Your Product/Service
    • Customer Service
    • The Competitive Market

  3. Marketing
    • Marketing in Practice
    • Marketing Plans & Strategies

  4. Training and Resourcing
    • Basics of HR
    • Personnel profiling
    • Business Needs
    • Labour Costs

  5. Action Planning

  6. Your Wishlist (Short-term and Long-term Goals)

Through this curriculum, you will therefore have:

  • Learned how to create and execute S.M.A.R.T. business plans
  • Learned key planning techniques and strategies to help increase your chances of success and minimise risk of failure 
  • Learned how to carry out basic business tasks
  • Understood how to market your business, identify competition, pricing and branding strategies

In addition, by the end of this course, you will also have the opportunity to create your very own business plan and pitch it to your tutor. This will not only provide you with the chance to put your knowledge to the test but also gain valuable feedback and guidance which will help you improve and prepare yourself better for the future.

What study options are available for business planning courses?

A quick search through our website will help you find several business planning courses all over the UK. From institutions to universities, to online, these classes are offered in various ways, giving you the option to choose the most ideal channel that best suits you!

Classroom

A classroom course will take place at a designed time and location. This is a great option for the individual who wants to take training into their own hands or a small business who just needs to have a few employees trained.

Online

Online training is an option for those who favor flexibility. Individuals can participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time.

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