Business Plan Gantt Chart
 
 
 
 

Business Plan - Gantt Chart

4 months ago by: MatchWare
 
 
  • Project plan for new business
    • Phase 1 - Strategic Plan
      • Self-Assessment
        • Define business vision
        • Identify available skills, information and support
        • Decide whether to proceed
      • Define the Opportunity
        • Research the market and competition
        • Interview owners of similar businesses
        • Identify needed resources
        • Identify operating cost elements
      • Evaluate Business Approach
        • Define new entity requirements
        • Identify on-going business purchase opportunities
        • Research franchise possibilities
        • Summarize business approach
      • Evaluate Potential Risks and Rewards
        • Assess market size and stability
        • Estimate the competition
        • Assess needed resource availability
        • Evaluate realistic initial market share
        • Determine financial requirements
        • Review personal suitability
        • Evaluate initial profitability
      • Review and modify the Strategic Plan
      • Confirm decision to proceed
    • Phase 2 - Define the Business Opportunity
      • Define the Market
        • Access available information
        • Create market analysis plan
        • Implement market analysis plan
        • Identify competition
        • Summarize the market
        • Identify target market niche
      • Identify Needed Materials and Supplies
        • Select a business approach (from "Evaluate Business Approach" above)
        • Identify management staff resources
        • Identify staffing requirements
        • Identify needed raw materials
        • Identify needed utilities
        • Summarize operating expenses and financial projections
      • Evaluate Potential Risks and Rewards
        • Assess market size and stability
        • Assess needed resources availability
        • Forecast financial returns
      • Review and modify the Business Opportunity
      • Confirm decision to proceed
    • Phase 3 - Plan for Action
      • Develop Detailed 5-Year Business Plan
        • Describe the vision and opportunity
        • List assumptions
        • Describe the market
        • Describe the new business
        • Describe strengths, weaknesses, assets and threats
        • Estimate sales volume during startup period
        • Forecast operating costs
        • Establish pricing strategy
        • Forecast revenue
        • Summarize pro-forma financial statement
        • Develop break-even analysis
        • Develop cash-flow projection
        • Identify licensing and permitting requirements
        • Develop startup plan
        • Develop sales and marketing strategy
        • Develop distribution structure
        • Describe risks and opportunities
        • Publish the business plan
        • Confirm decision to proceed
    • Phase 4 - Proceed With Startup Plan
      • Choose a Location
      • Establish Business Structure
        • Choose a name
          • Identify implications
          • Research name availability
        • Choose a bank
          • Establish accounts
          • Establish line of credit
        • Choose legal representation
        • Select business tax-basis category
        • Choose capital funding source
        • Commit capital funding
        • Establish the Operating Control Base
          • Choose and set up the accounting system
          • Obtain required licenses and permits
          • Obtain needed insurance
          • Establish security plan
        • Develop Marketing Program
          • Establish an advertising program
          • Develop a logo
          • Order promotional materials
      • Provide Physical Facilities
        • Secure operation space
        • Select computer network hardware
        • Select computer software
        • Establish utilities
        • Provide furniture and equipment
        • Move in
      • Provide Staffing
        • Interview and test candidates
        • Hire staff
        • Train staff
      • Start up the Business
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