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A business plan is the blueprint for taking an idea for a product or service and turning it into a commercially viable reality. The marketing portion of the business plan addresses four main topics:
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Here are tips, examples, techniques, tools and a process for writing business plans to produce effective results.
The first step in planning your business venture, clarifying your ideas, aims and objectives is to write a business plan.
Your plan is an essential document to ensure your ideas are feasible and is critical for bank New suppliers and larger customers may require this document and it''''s also useful to track progress against your original targets.
Most small business owners know the importance of a business plan, which outlines your company s course for success. One crucial element of that plan is your marketing strategy.
Because this strategy is buried in the larger business plan, many small business owners may not give marketing the time, research and attention it deserves, assuming that they know their customer base and how to reach them. But an in-depth and detailed approach to laying out your marketing strategy can reveal opportunities from a new audience or potential product line, pitfalls in pricing, competition reaction, and potential reach.