This form is to be used for planning a new business.  It is designed for people wanting to start a business to help them calrify what they need to do.
 
Please enter as much information as possible.  Do not give one word or short answers as comprehensive answers are required. Use the help (the "?" button) where applicable for further information on what each question is looking for. 
 
If you don't know the answer to questions then enter an appropritae comment such as 'don't know" or "don't understand".  We can then use email to explore these further.
 
If you think a question is not relevant then you can leave it blank or enter "NA".

About your company

Essential business activities

This section identifies essential business activities you will need to perform.  For each one describe how you intend to do it and what you will need to do it. Consider equipment, information, staffing, time needed and any other factor. 

SWOT analysis

In this section identify your main strengths and weaknesses as well as the opportunities and threats from the market place, Consider factors identified in the previous sections.  For external factors consider factors to do with politics and government, the economy, competitors, customers and their requirements, technolgies available, compliance issues and ecological - environmenmtal issues.

Finances

How much a month do you spend on the following
 Amount
Consumables/stock
Rent/mortgage
Premises maintenance
Business Rates
Water Rates
Wages and salaries - permanent
Wages and salaries - contract
Drawings taken
Electricity
vehicles
Fuel
Other travel
Loan repayments
Bank charges
Insurance
Professional fees
Marketing and promotion
Market research
Hospitality
Telephone
Internet
Postage
Stationery
Printing
Proferssional fees (eg accountancy)
Repairs and renewals
Cleaning
Capital Expenditure
 When/MonthAmount
Plant and machinery
Equipment
Vehicles
Premises
Other

Critical success factors

These are the things that you must get right or you must do well for the business to be succesful when it is up and running. These are factors concerned with the ongoing running of the business not factors to do with starting it up in the first place.
 
Considering these factors and focussing on them will improve your chances of success
 
 
 
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