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Structure for a business planConfusing a financial budget with a business plan will lead your organisation into the trap of repeating past performance. What are the key features of a good business plan?Strategies and objectivesA good business plan dr... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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Activity Based Costing exampleIf your company wants to rationalise its range of products and services, you need to work out which ones to keep and which to bin. Activity Based Costing can help you to do this.What's Activity Based Costing?You need to u... Read more
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Capacity planning Staff capacity is comprised of the number of people, their roles, skills, experience, motivation and potential. Capacity may be made up from permanent full and part-timers through to temporary staff. However, how can you demonstrate... Read more
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PEST worksheetIn order to make decisions and put your forecasts together, you need to understand the fast-changing external environment your business operates in. A PEST analysis is a tool to help you understand that wider context which might impact ... Read more
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Scenario planning templatePredicting the future is never easy, and that's particularly the case when developing business plans. Budgets can become outdated or even an impediment to financial decision-making. How can you rise above this problem?Key var... Read more
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Strategic goal settingStrategic business planning involves more than simply preparing a budget or one-year plan. You will need a set of business goals, say, covering the next three years to form part of the budgeting process. Your managing director (... Read more
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Imputed cost calculatorAs the company's accountant, how do you make sure that decisions made by the board have taken all costs into account, even where these may not be obvious to them?Hidden costsCosts may not be incurred directly but are still borne... Read more
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Business plan budget cash flowIt's often left to you to understand and monitor the most critical factor for a new business venture - cash flow! Working capital is a key part of a new business's plan because small changes in sales demand can have a disp... Read more
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Overhead allocation calculatorIf your company charges by the hour or day, you need to include an element for overhead costs when you calculate the billable rates. What's the best way to allocate the overheads across your billable staff?three methodsTh... Read more
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Questioning a sales forecastThe sales forecast is perhaps the most important set of numbers to come out of the budgetary process. The sales figure is the driver for all direct expenses and some indirect ones. It's used to predict the cash flow forecas... Read more
10 Dec 2012
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