Business Planning

A business plan is a description of what you aim to achieve and how you propose to do it. Business Plans can be either be prepared for your whole organisation or a single project. A business plan describes the activities, systems, skills and resources needed to achieve your short, medium and long-term targets

At  a minimum a business plan should include a description of: What you are going to do? Why and How? How you are going to pay for it?  And a work plan to show how you are going to achieve your aims.

This Business Plan template has been successfully used by a variety of applicants.  The Cashflow template will also help with your financial planning

Areas of  business planning support in Copeland

Cumbria CVS – West Cumbria  Business Planning Training available 01768 800350
Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership Contact to see if you are eligible for 2 days of free business planning support for existing social enterprises. Rob Randell 01768 800350
Wingspan Consulting Delivering the Government’s Intensive Start Up and Support (ISUS) programme in Copeland in partnership with Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development (Secod) and Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS).This programme provides intensive support to individuals and groups setting up new businesses and social enterprises, and post-start support to enterprises during their first three years’ of trading. Quentin Merritt 07748 754689

Guy Huxtable 07968 818444

SECOD Social Enterprise and Cooperative Development ltd. Secod provides high-quality support services and solutions to community and social enterprises and co-operatives across the North of England Bill Knowles 01697 351010 07766 135800
Britain’s Energy Coast BEC now offer the services previously provided by West Cumbria Development Agency, including a free and confidential advisory service for small businesses covering all business disciplines such as business planning, marketing and sales, employing staff, etc. 01946595285

Coop Mutual Solutions Providing business advice to co-operatives and social enterprises 01900 810 810