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e) Sales strategies You should also detail the promotional strategies you’re using now, along with strategies you hope to implement in the future. This includes your social media efforts and how you raise your brand awareness. Your sales strategy section should include information on your web development efforts and your search engine optimization plan. f) Funding requirements
This section will outline how much money your small business will need so that you can make an accurate funding request. Make sure you are as realistic as possible. You can create a range of numbers if you don’t want to try to pinpoint an exact number. Include information for a best-case scenario and a worst-case scenario. You should also put together a timeline, so your potential investors have an idea of what to expect. g) Financial projections Finally, the last section of your business plan should include financial projections. Your forward-looking projections should be based on information about your revenue growth and market trends. You want to be able to use information about what’s happening, combined with your sales strategies, to create realistic projections that let others know when they can expect to see returns. 4. Outline three areas that the initial business planning process may address. Seek Expert Opinions Sometimes the best business advice comes from outside perspectives. If you have a friend or family member who has experience with entrepreneurship, ask them their opinion of your idea. With experience in starting a business, these individuals will be able to point out things to expect, problems that may arise and ways to avoid them. Observe Competition One of the best ways to test your idea and plan your business is to observe your competition. Several ways to observe competition exist and are a large part of the market research step of the planning process. Spend time in the store. Take notes on its appearance, including cleanliness, decor and layout, as well as speed of service, items and pricing. Observe the positives, negatives and consider the things you would do differently. Focus Groups A focus group is a group of individuals selected from a wide range of consumers to give their thoughts, ideas, perceptions and beliefs about a certain realm of business or a certain industry. Forming a focus group provides valuable market research about your product or service, along with people's perception of your idea.
5. Outline the purpose of a SWOT analysis in a business planning process. The purpose of a SWOT analysis is to get managers thinking about everything that could potentially impact the success of a new project. Failure to consider a key strength, weakness, threat or opportunity could lead to poor business decisions. For example, if the tech company with the patent for a new processor did not recognize the threat that its competitors were developing similar products, it might overestimate the sales potential of the new processor and take on debt to fund the development of

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