Enterprise Planning and Development
Enterprise Planning and Development outlines the options and risks involved in setting up a business. It shows how to avoid this failure by focusing on the planning stage and building on this framework as the business develops.
The book contains all the underpinning factual information required to prepare a successful Business Plan for presentation to a bank manager, or an alternative potential source of finance, or for use in an NVQ portfolio. It is in line with the major syllabuses for Business Start-Up, and can be used as a course book for anyone completing a formal NVQ level 3 and 4 qualification in this area, with tips on NVQ structure and assessment.
Enterprise Planning and Development shows how to make the most of business growth and also how to deal with the different types of problems that are encountered along the way. All businesses pass through several stages of growth and it occurs for a number of reasons, such as change in the commercial market, increased customer demand for services or product and higher numbers of customers.
The book is structured to follow a logical sequence of questions that makes it readily accessible: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? What resources are needed to get there? What sales and marketing policies do we need to develop? It examines the personnel and staffing implications, the efficiency of the current financial management process and the owners own abilities to make it all happen
* New topical material on innovation, intellectual property and exit strategies
* Includes current issues of entrepreneurship such as the relevance of family support, entrepreneurial characteristics, enterprise cultures in organisations.
* Practical and relevant start-up text that provides the necessary follow-on development material.
About the Author
David Butler is Head of Management Studies at South Kent College and the course leader for the CMI accredited Owner-Manager and CMI Management NVQ, Certificate and Diploma Programmes. He has fifteen years' experience as an owner-manager, and has been involved in research into the training needs of small businesses. He is an External Verifier with the Chartered Management Institute.