Resources: Business Planning – Getting Ready For Running Your Project

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Jim is a consultant, researcher, coach and developer.

There are many different issues that you need to think about when you are planning your community or voluntary project.  A Business Plan helps you to figure out how you are going to put your project into place, what resources you will need and how you are going to turn your objectives and aims into a reality.  A Business Plan can be a brief one to two page summary or it can be an elaborate document with lots of detail.  Often Business Plans are used in funding applications or contract negotiations.  They are also used as a means of engaging supporters, volunteers and other participants who need to be doing something to turn your idea or proposal into a live project or service.

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