Business Planning Skills

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understand the principles and best practices of business planning.
  • Develop skills in creating and implementing a comprehensive business plan that aligns with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting market and industry data to inform the business planning process.
  • Understand how to conduct a SWOT analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization.
  • Learn how to develop and implement strategies for achieving the business plan’s objectives.
  • Learn how to monitor and adjust the business plan as needed to ensure it remains effective.
  • Apply the concepts learned in the course through interactive exercises and group work.
  • Develop a plan for continuing to improve and evolve business planning skills over time.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW & CONTENT:

A comprehensive and well-executed Business Plan is essential for driving the success and growth of any organization. A course on Business Planning Skills can help participants to understand the principles and best practices of business planning, develop skills in creating and implementing a comprehensive business plan that aligns with the organization’s goals and objectives, and learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting market and industry data to inform the business planning process.

During the course, participants will have the opportunity to apply the concepts learned through interactive exercises and group work, allowing them to practice and refine their skills in a safe and supportive environment. The course may also cover strategies for conducting a SWOT analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization, developing and implementing strategies for achieving the business plan’s objectives, and monitoring and adjusting the business plan as needed to ensure it remains effective.

Introduction to Business Planning

  • Definition and principles of business planning
  • The importance of business planning for organizational success
  • The role of leadership in the business planning process

Analyzing and Interpreting Market and Industry Data

  • Techniques for gathering and analyzing market and industry data
  • Tools and resources for staying up-to-date on market and industry trends
  • Interpreting data to inform the business planning process

Conducting a SWOT Analysis

  • Definition and purpose of a SWOT analysis
  • Techniques for identifying and analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the organization
  • Using the SWOT analysis to inform the business planning process

Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Business Plan

  • Steps for developing and implementing a comprehensive business plan
  • Identifying and setting realistic and achievable goals and objectives
  • Developing and implementing strategies for achieving the business plan’s objectives

Monitoring and Adjusting the Business Plan

  • Techniques for monitoring and tracking progress against the business plan’s objectives
  • Identifying and addressing deviations from the plan
  • Adjusting the business plan as needed to ensure it remains effective

Case Studies and Group Exercises

  • Opportunity for participants to apply the concepts learned in the course through the analysis of real-world cases and interactive group exercises

Conclusion and Next Steps

  • Recap of key takeaways from the course
  • Identifying opportunities for applying the skills learned in the workplace
  • Next steps for continuing development in business planning skills

 

Course Price:

$930.00