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16/09/2009 - -

Business Plans and the Ilk


We have literally been buried under masses and masses of paperwork for days, weeks and weekends.


The last 5 weeks has seen us working on developing a full blown business plan. I have no idea who invented these documents but are they ….. difficult! Difficult being the proverbial understatement.

However, unbelievably they do have a bright side, (she says after surfacing from mountains of words and strategies and the like). A business plan forces you to really think about a few key questions:


Where are you going?


What do you need to do to get there?


What are the additional steps needed? 


How much do you need to get there?


And how will you know you have arrived or made that difference?


Sounds simple but it is anything but ……. It has been a monumental exercise in scrutiny of, who we are, where are going and how we plan to get there.


After all that we finally have a draft that is good at telling the story but needs just that little bit of dash and panache. And there goes another weekend!!!!!!

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