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You've probably already heard that 80% of small businesses fail because they didn't follow a plan.
After all, you've almost certainly realised that a comprehensive business plan can guide you each step of the way toward attainment of your goals.
You can probably already guess that a business plan that you write for yourself - integrating all of your ideas - will be the tipping point to grow your business.GET STARTED
Even if you're lucky enough to be running your small business without the frustration of working hard every day and feeling like you're not getting anywhere fast, having your own comprehensive and actionable business plan will let you....
A well-written actionable business plan will start by describing very clearly, exactly what your business will look like when you have attained your vision of "success". It will set up measures and yardsticks along the way so that you know exactly what you need to do. It will cut through the confusion of "what do I do next?"GET CLARITY
Your detailed business plan will establish what you need to do to get from where you are now to the vision of your future success. You will have long, medium and short-term goals and objectives that are specifically aligned to where you want to be. This means that in any given day, you will know what is important and what is a distraction - giving you organisation instead of chaos.GET ORGANISED
Properly structured, your business plan will establish a single cohesive direction to take your business on the way to your vision. This then allows you to set mid-term and short-term priorities that are aligned to that single direction. You will then cascade your aligned priorities into medium and short-term strategies allowing you to take a step-by-step approach to growing your business, your way.SET DIRECTION
This is where the rubber of your business plan hits the road - in order to action your strategies, you will have detailed action plans that you can follow on a daily basis, where milestones are established and where you can literally tick off your successes. You'll no longer have to make decisions on the fly, because you will know exactly what you have to do.SET STEP BY STEP ACTIONS
Write a business plan to grow the business of my dreams? Sure! But how do I do that?
Perhaps you've even tried before.
You may have bought a book with worksheets, or you invested in software or templates. You may even have got super-committed and hired someone to write it for you.
But those "easy" templates and worksheets turned out too hard to follow. You filled them in but you weren't sure if you filled them in correctly, and anyway, what do you do with them once you filled them in?
Here's why most off-the-shelf business planning templates don't work for small businesses:
> Without a very clear and logical process to follow in a guided step-by-step procedure, most busy small business owners get totally lost;
>They become confused - their strategies don't connect as a single set of cohesive actions, they try to pack too much, too unrealistically, into too short an action timeframe;
> If they used a consultant, they find that the consultant just repeats formulas and they end up with a plan that's not sympathetic with the reality of their business.
Here's why this is irreversibly crippling:
> As a small business owner with customers to serve, finances to look after, and people to supervise, you literally cannot afford to waste time walking into dead ends;
> Everything you do must be productive - and the frustration and anxiety of doing something or paying for something that gives you no benefit or advantage will crush you;
> An unrealistic business plan, written by someone who doesn't know your business, can set you back years.
Therefore writing your effective business plan that is immediately capable of being implemented is something you need to get right!
Luckily for you, 80% of small businesses - your competitors - will fail because they don't have an effective business plan to guide them.
But you can.
Badly advised small business owners start by looking at what they need to do instead of where they want to go.
This is like planning for a holiday by asking what you need to pack instead of where you want to go on your holiday.
What are your indicators or measures of being successful? How do you measure up currently? What areas are weak and where do you need to grow?
These are just some of the questions you need to answer before you work on your action plans.
An effective business planning process starts with describing exactly what your business will be like when you have attained your vision of success. Then, and only then can you align all your goals and strategies toward achieving that ultimate vision, and not compile some list of disjointed to-do items that are just going to increase your feeling of overwhelm.
You have to follow a process of defining where you want to go, understanding exactly where you are now, and then creatively writing strategies to bridge the gaps.
If you try to fill in a book of templates, you can only fill in the blanks in the order in which they are printed. No matter how much written instruction is provided, while you are actually in the act of filling in the blanks, you need guidance on what it all means and where it will lead to.
This is not going to help you work through a logical set of decisions about what actions will have the most effective returns for the long term. As you work through the process and make decisions or find solutions, you need guidance in real time about what each worksheet means and what it will lead to.
You need a business planning process at an affordable cost that combines the right step-by-step process with effective worksheets and real time guidance as you fill in the worksheets.
Most off-the-shelf business planning processes finish once you have detailed your strategies....and then leave you to figure out how to implement them.
How do you keep yourself on track? What happens if your strategies aren't working? You have to consider how busy you are and make sure that systems are set up to help you follow through.
A good business planning process ends with looking at accountability systems and schedules monitoring and evaluation reviews. This is not just another to-do list, this must be an ordered series of actions that are designed to give you the outcome you deserve.
Your business planning process must end with designing your accountability and implementation systems.
Even though it is so easy to write a business plan badly and so ineffectively that you're really only wasting your time:
> 80% of your competitors are also struggling without a clear strategic direction and no plan
> The main reason is because they haven't realised what a good business plan can do for them or if they do, they don't know how to write an effective and actionable business plan
> And while you do have to know what to do, there is an easy and step by step process that you can follow, presented in a way that guides you in real time, and at an affordable cost.
The key to writing your own effective and implementable business plan in just one day is to follow a proven process in a workshop format, guiding you step by step in real time.
With your permission, I'd like to show you how.
I have synthesised over 30 years' of learning and practical experience working with small businesses into a comprehensive, step-by-step process to prepare your own business plan, in just one day.
"Your One Day Business Plan" isn't just an online training program on how to write your own business plan, it is presented as a real time online workshop so that I guide you through the completion of exercises and worksheets during timed workshop sessions.
It is designed especially for busy small business owners to give them a business plan and implementation program so that they can work toward the attainment of their vision of their successful business.
I take decades of experience in facilitating workshops and my observations of what works, to design this program that will provide you with a clear long-term strategic direction as well as your short-term detailed Action Plans to implement over the next 12 months.
is the only online program of its kind that:
> Offers training on how to prepare your business plan alongside guided workshop exercises designed in real time;
- Each module includes a video lesson, reading material, worksheets, and an audio download of a timed workshop session to guide you through the completion of the worksheets, in real time.
> Designed and timed to be completed in one day;
- Each module, including the video lessons, the reading, and the audio workshops, have been timed so that you can complete the program in one day
- Of course, you can also break it up into 2 half days, or even over more days - it is timed, but when you do each module is entirely up to you
> Focuses on detailed step-by-step implementation.
- The completion of the program includes a module on preparing your detailed Action Plans, as well as a module on how to keep on track and implement.START NOW
Here's what you get when you join the program: -
The Introduction sets you up ready to start the day. You will learn about what business plans do, as well as the SMART Business Planning process that you will be following during the rest of the day.
This is the first of three modules of the first phase of business planning: Where Do You Want To Go?
This is the foundational module where you establish your strategic direction.
In this module you will first identify your business purpose before you describe your vision of your successful business.
At the conclusion of this module you will have a clear vision statement that will show you what your strategic direction must be.
Having described your vision for your business in a statement, this module breaks it down into what it means on a day to day basis.
This module critically lifts your vision statement from being a fluffy woo-woo piece into a real description of intent. You will dive into what the customers think of your business, how your employees work and what they think, what your finances will look like, and which key business processes you must excel at.
At the end of this module, you will know what your indicators of success really are.
Now that you have a specific, clear description of what you will need to be like in order to be successful, this module takes those success indicators and develops a series of goals and objectives for your business.
These will be allocated into long-term, medium-term and short-term goals and objectives.
This module gives you your targets for the next 12 months.
Having established where you want to go, it is now time to examine Where Are You Now?
In this first of three modules of this phase you will look at your current Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of your business.
This will help you to understand your starting point - what's not good enough yet, as well as what could be used as the bases for growth.
Continuing your analysis of your current situation, this module looks deeper into three important areas of your business - your customers, your marketing, and your products or services.
You will conduct a SWOT analysis of these three areas to see what you need to do to build on strengths, improve weaknesses, take advantage of opportunities, and mitigate against threats.
To complete your analysis of your current situation this module will take you into a SWOT analysis of how you stand in regard to your back-room operations and the production of your products or services.
This is the third and another important analysis of where you are now - how you provide your customers with what they want, and how your back-room processes are carried out.
At the end of this module you will have a clear and detailed understanding of where you need to improve in these areas in order to get to where you want to go.
This is the first of 3 modules aimed at Bridging The Gap. Now that you know where you want to go, and where you are now, you will start to look at the critical gaps between those two situations.
In this module you will review your Goals and Objectives. Then, looking at your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, you will shortlist the key areas you need to work on, and then prioritise them into strategies.
At the end of this module you will have a clear list of important strategies to work on in the coming year ahead.
Now that you have listed your strategies, it is time to create detailed step-by-step action plans to implement those strategies.
In this module, you will take each strategy in turn and create a detailed action plan - setting out each step, identifying who will be responsible for each action, defining what the successful completion of that action will provide in outcomes, and deciding on the date when each action will be completed.
When you finish this module you will have the blueprint for action for the next 12 months.
Having identified your strategies and formulated action plans, you need to measure their effect on your income and expenses.
In this module, you are not expected to prepare your budget during the workshop session. In fact, this module is designed for non-financially trained business owners, expecting that you will likely ask for assistance from your accountant.
However what this module gives you is training in how to prepare a budget, including the steps to take, so that you can work alongside your accountant at a later date.
It's time to put all your thinking and processing into a readable, actionable, planning document.
In modules 1 to 9, you have worked logically through where you want to go, where you are starting from, and therefore what you have to do to bridge the gap.
This module will show you how to collate the key pieces of your plan into an ordered document so that you can use it to implement your plan on a day to day basis.
This is where the rubber hits the road!
Now that you have written your own effective business plan, you need to make sure that it can be, and will be implemented.
In this module, you will learn how to make your vision come alive by using it every day, set up motivational accountability systems, monitor your actions and evaluate their effectiveness, and measure how successful you are.
You will schedule dates to review your progress and make any changes as required.
Your One Day Workshop comes with these valuable bonuses
This eBook takes you through how to use your one day business plan.
It dives in deeper into how to use your vision statement on a daily basis to ensure that you are constantly moving closer to your goals. It also explains how to use your business plan as a weekly (if not daily) reminder of the priority actions you need to take. This allows you to identify distractions and make decisions about what to do and not to do in order to stay organised and moving forward.
The eBook also shows you how your 12-month business plan fits into long-term strategic thinking so that you can look from 3 to 10 years ahead.
This bonus eBook shows you how to take your internally focused planning document up one level to a business plan that you can give your bank or other financier, or to an interested investor as a document to support a loan application or an investment proposal.
The eBook explains what you need to include for these external third-parties, and where to include the extra information in the contents of your document.
It goes through each of the additional chapters and details what you need to include in each.
As a bonus in Your One Day Business Plan, I have prepared an Excel template that you can use to prepare your budget, according to the learning in Module 9.
If you are an Apple user, you can also open this template in Apple's Numbers app.
This template is designed so that you can identify your income and expenses over 12 months, month by month. As you enter the individual income and expense budgets the totals will automatically change to show you the overall effect through the year.
While each module includes downloads of PDF worksheets for you to write on as you follow the audio recording of the timed workshop sessions, I recognise that some of you may want to eventually type them up for posterity!
To help you, I have provided a Microsoft Word template of all the worksheets.
This template can also be opened in Apple's Pages app.
I am so confident that you are going to love The One Day Business Plan Program that I am giving you 30 days, risk-free! That’s right, you can use my training and workshop program for 30 days from purchase and if you do the work but it doesn’t give you an effective, actionable business plan, simply email me with your completed worksheets to show that you have done the work (sorry, no tyre-kickers please), and I will send you a refund.
When you add it all up that's a value of $8,400
BUT WHEN YOU JOIN US NOW YOU'LL GET ACCESS TO EVERYTHING FOR JUST $499
How can I give you $8,400 value for just $499?
Because I'm leveraging my time through the internet. Since I'm recording my face to face workshop facilitation skills and experience, and offering them through an online program, I can use economies of scale to lower the price!
Time to do it now, and get Your One Day Business Plan Program! Click on the Get Started Button NOW!GET STARTED NOW
Do I really need a business plan?
Are you working every day and getting toward your goals? I hope you are, but if you are like most small business owners, working hard from day to day on "emergencies" and "new projects" that don't seem to get you any closer to the business you set out to build, an effective and implementable business plan will create order in your business. Having a logical set of organised, prioritised goals, objectives and strategies will give you a clear direction and kick out frustration and overwhelm.
The outcome for you is an actionable step-by-step roadmap of actions to take over the next 12 months, that you have designed yourself, to get you closer to your ultimate goals.
How will I know what to do when I don't have any experience in writing business plans?
You don't have to worry. Your One Day Business Plan is designed as a step by step formula that leads you through the proven and logical process to write your effective business plan. Yes, you do have to work through the process by completing the clear and comprehensive worksheets but I guide you through this with the downloadable audio tracks that take you through each question in the worksheets, in real time.
Don't I need a consultant to help me write my business plan?
No you don't. That's the old-school method that only produces a business plan that mirrors the consultant's beliefs, opinions and ideas. If you want to write your business plan, then all you need in this new model is to bring your extensive knowledge of your business and apply it to my formula. I will guide you through how your knowledge applies, so that the end result is a plan you believe in and have the capability to implement.
Why is Your One Day Business Plan different from the books and templates I've already tried?
The difference between Your One Day Business Plan and off-the-shelf templates and business planning "manuals" is the timed guidance I provide in the videos and audio tracks. You play the workshop sessions as you work on the worksheets and it is as if I were in front of you, guiding you and providing you with examples of what you should write. No other program - except an expensive face-to-face session - can provide this step-by-step "in your face" guidance.
How useful are the bonuses?
I am giving you two eBooks and two templates for free.
The eBook "What To Add For An Investment Or Loan Business Plan" will help you expand the business plan you complete into business plans for external consumption, and help you get a loan or interest an investor. The One Day Business Plan Worksheets template will allow you to type your document so that it is reader-friendly and ready.
The "Beyond The One Day Business Plan" eBook will ensure that you use and fully implement your business plan using the tips and ideas on implementation that I have amassed through 30 years of helping small business owners like you.
The Budget template will help you prepare your budget, and make changes to it from time to time - how much would it cost your accountant to do this for you?
How do I know Your One Day Business Plan will really help me?
If you are a small business owner and you are overwhelmed by all the decisions and choices you have to make; if you are a small business owner working hard every day at tasks that are not aligned toward getting you to your ultimate vision; then writing your business plan will definitely help you.
Your One Day Business Plan is designed as a paint by numbers program, taking only one day of your precious busy time to complete.
And you are covered by my 30 day guarantee.
Complete the program following the timed modules within 30 days of purchase, and if you still find that the business plan you wrote is not effective for you, all you have to do is email me the evidence that you have actually worked on it, and I will give you a refund.
If you answered "Yes" to at least 4 of the above you are ready!GET STARTED NOW
"Teik takes a whole of business perspective and works with you to ensure actionability and positive outcomes"
"His strategic planning and change management ideas are well constructed and often adaptable to flexible circumstances. I would recommend Teik to any business looking for strategic business and management advice." Kim Ivey, Managing Director, Vertex Capital
"Teik Oh brings a refreshingly pragmatic approach to business planning. He cuts through the distractions of whatever is the latest "management-speak" so that the focus is firmly on delivering the best outcomes and profit." Geoffrey Harris, Managing Director, Harris Recruitment
"Teik is outstanding at what he does. Each time, he has shown a detailed understanding of the subject he is dealing with, a detailed understanding of our needs and the environment that we work in, and is always helpful in assisting us to develop ideas and solutions that meet our needs. I would highly recommend him to other companies." Jodie Bell, CEO Goolarri Media Enterprises
Teik Oh is the founder of Teik Oh Dot Com and creator of The One Day Business Plan online workshop program. He is a Chartered Accountant who has worked with small business owners for over 35 years in the United Kingdom, the US, Asia and Australia. He has written books on management and marketing plans, and is an experienced consultant and workshop facilitator.