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Overview – How To Make Your Business Plan Lift Off

How to Make Your Business Plan Lift Off

The Step by Step Guide To Writing A Successful Business Plan

“If you’re an entrepreneur and getting ready to lunch your own business, this is a great book at a cheap price to make sure you have everything covered. It covers everything from why you need a business plan, to how to write one, and even financials and pitfalls. Highly recommended!”    – Amazon Review

How To Make Your Business Plan Lift Off – isn’t just for start ups. It’s a how to guide for business owners and managers to create business plans that actually work.
Consultant, business owner, author and blogger Matthew Needham takes you from identifying why you need a business plan for your business to pointing you in the right direction so that you avoid any pitfalls.
Matthew demystifies common business terms to give you a clear understanding of what they mean and how you can use concepts to rapidly build and grow your business. 
Whether you’re looking for outside investment or selling a proposal to sceptical board, How To Make Your Business Plan lift off will show you how to structure your business plan, what to include for your specific audience,  and is jam packed with helpful resources and templates to literally help you make your business plan lift off.
Why do you need a business plan? – First things first, what do you need a business plan for?  Raising finance, selling an idea to your board or simply planning how you’re going to get from a to b.
Different types of business plans – once you know what you want to use your business plan for, you can pick the business plan format for your needs.
Building your business plan – all the components you need to build your business case to get the results you want.
Useful resources – Down load templates you can use to create your business plan.
Executing on your plan – once you’ve built your business plan it’s no good to you if you leave it on the shelf or in your computer gathering electronic dust.
“A great book, which gets to the key focus areas without any of the excess fluff. I read the book not to help with a new business plan, but to get ideas for how to take my current business, which is still in relative early stages, to the next level and it has really helped me to refocus. It has already made inspired me to implement some new ideas [this year] and going forwards I will be writing a new business plan every 6 months to keep re-focussing. I also loved the use of the Mike Tyson quote” – Amazon Review
Get Matthew Needham’s step by step guide for creating business plans that get results. Buy How To Make Your Business Plan Lift Off on Amazon.
The Two Step Process For Setting Goals You Will Achieve The Two Step Process For Setting Goals You Will Achieve

When it comes to books on setting goals, the book I recommend time and time again to business owners is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Think and Grow Rich is a business classic. It is The chronicles of Napoleon Hill’s journey to discover what traits make an individual successful. Although written in 1937, […]

A Year of Posts

I don’t write everyday and sometimes it’s a few weeks between each post, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t think about stuff to write. In fact I’ve got dozens of articles that have, for whatever reason, not seen the light of day. Which is why one of my goals for next year though is […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I dont know about you, but 2014 seems to have flown by. Maybe it’s an age thing, as time certainly seems to speed up as I get older.  This has been an amazing year and it’s almost time to say hello to 2015. But before we say goodbye to 2014, let’s look back over the […]

5 Books That Will Transform Your Business

5 Books that will transform your business – these are the 5 books that will get you more productive, improve your mindset, set big goals, build systems and deliver you results. The lessons from these books will transform and grow your business. 1. Getting Things Done Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress Free […]

Why Action Is Everything

  This weekend saw the release of the trailer for JJ Abram’s instalment of the highly anticipated Star Wars saga. Fan excitement has been mounting ever since it was announced back in January 2013 that J.J. Abrams, director of the acclaimed 2009 remake of Star Trek, had been signed on to oversee the first film […]

Partnerships, Milk and Chocolate Partnerships, Milk and Chocolate

Rarely can a business make it solely on their own. In this post I talk how partnerships and innovative marketing can catapult the growth of your business. ### Nowadays you get used to seeing a security guard when you go to the supermarket. Generally they are there to put people off helping themselves to the […]

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Won’t Get Funded

  You might have read that it’s difficult to get cash for your business. But the truth is that it’s always been difficult to get cash for your business. Investors, banks, friends and family, aren’t just going to let you throw away their money away. I’ve put together these tips to show you the most […]

5 Tools To Grow Your Business 5 Tools To Grow Your Business

One of the most common queries I get from business owners is what tools do I recommend for this or that aspect of growing a business. I’ve put together a list of my top 5 tools I use to grow my business in my Ultimate Tools Cheat Sheet. These are the tools I use everyday […]