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Introduction to business planning (250418)

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Effective business planning is key for your organisation's success. This informative, valued course provides a basic introduction to Business Planning and organisation development.


Business plans are a key document and step in your organisation’s success. Do you need support creating your business plan? This workshop will equip you with the immediate information needed to begin the business planning process, understand your organisation’s value and plan for the future. They are living documents that guide your organisation's direction, maximise your organisation's talents, resources and prevent mission drift. They support action planning and Key Performance Indicators. It is ideal for anyone about to start the business planning process – a great beginner's guide. Learners receive a basic template to start your own business plan.

Questions learners will be able to answer after the course

  • What is a business plan and why is the process necessary for good organisation development?
  • What information do I include to make a successful business plan?
  • What do I need to do to start the business planning process in our organisation?
  • How to I make the ‘best use’ of our business plan going forward?

Meet the trainer

I am the Specialist Business Support Officer for CAS, and also a Business Trainer. I have been self employed with my own businesses for nearly 20 years, and a business adviser since 2006, originally starting with Business Link. I currently work with start up enterprise and specialise in Business Support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector including business planning and social impact measurement.
Sabrina Ward

25th April 2018 10:00 AM through  4:30 PM
160 Hadleigh Road
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Event Fee(s)
VCSE £70.00
Non VCSE £90.00