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BUSINESS PLAN Guide Questions 1. What is the nature of the project? 2. What are the entrepreneur's competencies and qualifications? 3. What are the project's contributions to the local and national economy? EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Section 1 MARKETING PLAN 1.1.What is the product? 1.2. How does it compare in quality and price with its competitors? 1.3. Where will the business be located? 1.4. What geographical areas will be covered by the project? 1.5. Within the market area, to whom will the business sell its products? 1.6.Is it possible to estimate how much of the product is currently being sold? 1.7.What share or percent of this market can be captured by the - business? 1.8.What is the selling price of the product? 1.9. How much of the product will be sold? What promotional measures will be used to sell the product? 1.11.What marketing strategy is needed to ensure that sales forecasts are achieved? How much do you need to promote and distribute your product?
Section 2 PRODUCTION PLAN 2.1. What is the production process? 2.2. What buildings and machinery (fixed assets) are needed and what will be their cost? 2.3. What is the useful life of the building and machinery? 2.4.How will maintenance be done and are spare parts available locally? 2.5. When and where can the machinery be obtained? 2.6. How much capacity will be used? 2.7. What are the plans for using spare capacity? 2.8. When and how will the machinery be paid for? 2.9. Where will the factory be located and how will the factory be arranged? 2.10.How much raw materials are required? 2.11.How much will the raw materials cost? 2.12.What are the sources of raw materials? Are they available throughout the year? 2.13.How many direct and indirect labour are needed and what skills should they have? 2.14.What will be the cost of labour? 2.15.Are workers available throughout the year? If not, what effect will this have on production? How will the workers be motivated? What factory overhead expenses are involved? What is the production cost per unit?
Section 3 ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT PLAN 3.1. How will the business be organized? 3.2. How will the business be managed and operated? 3.3. What is the business experience and qualifications of the entrepreneur? 3.4.What pre-operating activities must be undertaken before the business can operate? 3.5. What pre-operating expenses will be incurred? 3.6. What fixed assets will be required for the office? 3.7. What administrative cost will be incurred?
Section 4 FINANCIAL PLAN 4.1.What is the total capital requirement? 4.2. Is a loan needed? What will be the equity contribution of the entrepreneur? And how much? 4.3.What security (collateral) can be given to the bank? 4.4. What does the Profit and Loss Statement indicate? 4.5.What does the Cash Flow Statement indicate? 4.6.What does the Balance Sheet indicate? 4.7.What is the loan repayment schedule? 4.8. What is the break-even point (BEP)? 4.9. What is the return on investment (ROI)? Is the project feasible?