Business Plan Articles


Aged Care Business Plans: how to write them, what to include and how to make an impact.

For aged care providers, business planning is an essential component of starting and growing a well governed, compliant and efficient business. Get our insights into preparing your aged care business plan that will set up your business for the future. Read more  


Expert Advice on writing Training Plans for the 407 Visa.

The Training Subclass 407 requires applicants to submit an auditable Training Plan that clearly shows what training will be conducted during the 1 or 2 years of the visa. These training plans can be tricky to prepare, so get our top tips on how to write your plan, from people who write them every day. Read more  


Small Business Accounting: 6 Common Accounting Myths Debunked

Small business accounting can be challenging. There are many misconceptions floating around which makes it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction to understand what you really need as a business owner. In this blog, we’ll dispel some of the myths about small business accounting and arm you with the information you need to find a great accountant. Read more  


Great Business Plans are Not a Rush Job

An effective business plan not only provides a road map for your business, but represents your business to banks, investors, authorities and your team. If it’s going to be worth anything, it’s not something to be slapped together overnight or generated though AI. Business plans take time, thought and work. Before you even start writing, make sure you have time to do your business plan properly. Read more  


The Top Reasons (Excuses) for Not Doing Business Planning

Small Businesses (pretty much) don’t use business planning. That’s my conclusion after 25 years as a small business consultant. If business planning is not too expensive, with clearly, demonstrable benefits, why don’t small businesses use it more? Here are the top reasons (excuses) that I have heard. Read more  


How to find a good business plan writer.

Hiring a professional business plan writer can be a smart investment, but finding the right one is crucial, not only from a cost perspective, but someone who understands the landscape and how to get the outcome you need. Having written thousands of business plans, the team at The Business Plan Company know what to look out for and what each company needs, to engage a business plan writer who can turn your vision into a powerful and actionable plan. Read more  


Top Tips for writing Business Sponsorship Business Plans.

Becoming a Standard Business Sponsor (SBS) or Overseas Business Sponsor (OBS), but getting through these require commitment, with significant costs, lots of work, navigating the migration system and being very well prepared. Get our top tips on how to write a compelling business plan with impact that really highlights your case. Read more  


The Top 7 business planning blunders to avoid.

Most small and medium businesses don’t do any form of business planning. Where utilised, business plans can transform a small business from a trial-and-error business management style, to one of clarity and certainty. Here are the most common business plan blunders, and the easy solutions to overcoming them. Read more  


Small Business Bank Loans: Top 10 Tips for Killer Business Plans.

Securing funding for a small business or start up business can be tricky, requiring lots of details and pitching a solid case for how your business will generate revenue (and repay the loan). Writing a business plan for a bank loan is a crucial step; a well-prepared business plan not only helps you articulate your business idea but also demonstrates to the bank that you have a solid strategy for success. With many years’ behind us at The Business Plan Company and thousands of plans under our belt, here are our top 10 tips for making an impact. Read more  

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