Business Planning

Business Planning


eAdvising clients on Business Planning

A business plan is like a road map that helps you clearly see the opportunities and obstacles you'll inevitably face as you pursue your business idea. With a well-prepared plan, you stand a better chance of getting the support you need to succeed. eAdvisers courses will help coordinate the implementation of business plans, including developing action plans and determining how the implementation should be measured, monitored, and assessed.

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1.  Preparing and Implementing a Business Plan

  • distinguish between different parts of a business plan
  • sequence the steps for preparing to develop a business plan
  • identify environmental factors to be considered in an external analysis
  • recognize examples of elements of a SWOT analysis
  • recall the elements of an action plan

2.  Developing an Effective Business Case

  • identify the functions of a business case
  • recognize what needs to be researched before writing a business case
  • recognize steps for aligning a new project with your company's strategic goals
  • recognize guidelines for deciding who should be involved in writing a business case
  • identify guidelines for successful business case layout
  • recognize the elements of the main body of a business case

3.  Introduction to Business Analysis Planning

  • Plan a Business Analysis Approach
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
  • Plan Business Analysis Activities

4.  Business Planning Essentials: Preparing for Implementation

  • describe the connection between planning, implementation, and control
  • recognize how to coordinate the implementation of a business plan
  • use action planning to facilitate the implementation of a business plan
  • recognize ways to build support for implementation of a business plan
  • recognize how to create a reporting structure that facilitates the implementation of a business plan

5.  Business Planning Essentials: Performing Key Analyses

  • describe how the results of an internal analysis inform a business plan
  • recognize how to conduct an external analysis
  • identify market influences that may affect your business plan
  • determine how a SWOT analysis affects a business plan in a given scenario

6.  Business Planning Essentials: Preparing a Business Plan


  • recognize examples of the four key elements of a business plan
  • recognize preparation steps in developing a business plan
  • recognize guidelines for creating an effective business plan
  • distinguish between different parts of a business plan
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