Introduction to Business Planning

You’ve had a eureka moment about a social enterprise, or you’ve already begun to trade, you need to plan properly to make sure your bright idea becomes a commercial success.

They say there’s no such thing as a bad idea, but when it comes to running a successful social enterprise, creative thinking alone is not enough to ensure success. In this Just Enterprise Introduction to Business Planning workshop, you’ll learn why the preparation of a proper business plan is essential if you want to develop your bright social enterprise idea, or move on to the next level. 

The workshop will introduce you to the four key stages involved in developing a business plan:

  • where your organisation is now
  • where you want it to be in the months and years ahead 
  • what needs to be done to reach those goals
  • how you will know when you get there

During the session you will also learn some of the tools and techniques that can be used to guide your thinking and practical planning. You’ll find out how to gather and assess information to help develop your organisation’s strategic vision, mission and aims, and how to format your own business plan. 

For you if: 

  • you are thinking of starting a social enterprise
  • you have recently started a social enterprise
  • you are involved in the strategic direction of your organisation
  • you have grown your enterprise without formal planning and would now like to learn how to do this is effectively 
More details

Venue 1: Impact Hub Inverness, 67a Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU, UK
Duration: Tuesday 29th October, 10am - 1pm

Venue 2: Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, Montrose Crescent, Hamilton ML3 6LQ, UK
Duration: Tuesday 12th November, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Venue 3: The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety, Ardrossan, UK
Duration: Tuesday 10th December, 10.00am - 16.00pm

Previous participants said:
" The content and delivery of the workshop was FANTASTIC and really dispelled any fears I had concerning business planning "

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