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Business Strategy and Planning: Overview

Having a business vision, and implementing a strategy and set of plans to achieve it, are essential parts of running your own business.

As an owner-manager, you may be an expert in what your business does, but you are unlikely to succeed if you don’t have a clear idea both of what you want to achieve commercially and of how you are going to get there.

Your requirements will evolve over time, from managing cash flow to planning your succession.

This section provides an introduction to key areas of strategy and planning, including:

  • Writing a business plan.
  • Raising finance and funding investment.
  • Financial and management accounting.
  • Buying and selling a business.