Planning Articles

Why have a business plan?
Business Plans: Why have a business plan?

A quick guide as to why a company needs a well researched business plan.

Business Plans for Startups
Business Plans: Business Plans for Startups

New businesses should always have a business plan. It is the key to success and one of the most important aspects of starting a new business

Six Reasons Why You Must Have A Business Plan
Business plans: Six Reasons Why You Must Have A Business Plan

Everyone knows the importance of writing a business plan, especially when first starting out in business. Here are six very specific reasons as to why a business plan is essential for your success:

The Most Important Section of Your Business Plan
Business Plans: The Most Important Section of Your Business Plan

The executive summary is potentially the most important part of your business plan. It's the first section that any investor or lending provider will read, and so it's important you grab their interest make the right the right impression!

Good cash management - the human factors
Cash Management: Good cash management - the human factors

Good cash management is vital to business success and in difficult times the very survival of the business can depend on the timing of receipts and payments.

Objective setting effectively
Objectives: Objective setting effectively

Objective setting; It can prove a useful tool in the manager's armoury, helping to provide greater vision throughout the business. If done correctly, the establishing of goals and regular benchmarking provides managers and employees alike with a greater understanding of where they are, as well as where they need to be.

Six Peak Performance Principles
Performance: Six Peak Performance Principles

Peak performance is the end all and be all of all life endeavours.

How to Pack Twelve Hours into an Eight Hour Day
Time Management: How to Pack Twelve Hours into an Eight Hour Day

How many hours does a regular professional waste on non-productive activities in an eight-hour work shift?

Keeping track of work in progress - at-a-glance
Workload: Keeping track of work in progress - at-a-glance

Memory works on visual cues. It's why people leave objects at the foot of the stairs as a reminder to take them up next time they go, or by the front door so they don't forget them when they go out. So you may find it useful to use an at-a-glance progress chart to keep track of multiple jobs and ensure you don't forget anything.