Business Plan Development

What makes a small business able to survive and ultimately become successful is good, solid preparation and logical realistic planning. Business planning is crucial for formalising your concept and determining the structure of your business, setting the precedent for organised business functioning in the future. It should be used as an ongoing tool, which is regularly updated to keep up with a constantly changing environment.  As business owners, we are often so focused on the day-to-day running of our business that we neglect planning, goal setting, strategising, monitoring and evaluating – all of which are crucial to growth, success, and sustainability.

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The Chamber supports business planning by providing access to good practice information, linking members to experts and hosting topical learning events. 


Good practice

by US Small Business Administration
No cost
Plan, outline, and develop your own business plan.
by Derryn Brigg
A humorous, yet practical guide designed specifically for start-ups and existing small businesses, that do not have access to a professional business mentor. It is based on experience working with over 250 small businesses over the last decade. Have some fun along the way while…
by US Small Business Administration
No cost
Understand the basics of creating and financing a successful business.
by Pala Alto Software
Costs vary
The world's leading business plan software, built for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

- Easy financial forecasting;
- Step–by–step fill in the blank simplicity;
- Expert guidance in every step;
- Over 500 sample business plans;…
by Udemy
Costs vary
Various online courses on writing business plans, pitching your business ideas, outlines, templates and case studies.
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