Showing posts with label business plan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label business plan. Show all posts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Why Buying a Franchise is a Good Option

Individuals who are looking to open their own small business, but do not have the business background or desire to develop a new brand, should consider purchasing a franchise from a company with an already existing brand and image. Franchises can be purchased in a variety of different fields and can include purchasing an existing franchise or a brand new location. When looking to purchase a new franchise, it would be a good idea to consider a Cold Stone Creamery franchise as your investment.

One reason that Cold Stone is a good franchise option is that the company already has a very successful brand developed. Cold Stone has quickly become one of the largest and most popular ice cream retail stores and restaurants in the country. Those who are looking to purchase a franchise from Cold Stone will instantly be able to take advantage of the brand that has already been developed. Furthermore, Cold Stone will help to market and advertise your individual store, which will help to boost sales immediately.

Another reason why purchasing a Cold Stone franchise is that they are pretty affordable compared to other franchises. Cold Stone's corporate office is notorious for helping interested business owners find a way to start their own store. This includes finding a flexible fee and payment structure. Cold Stone will also provide a franchise owner with the ability to take advantage of Cold Stone's accounting, inventory control, human resources, and other departments which can help to reduce overhead costs and also ensure the franchise is managed efficiently. Cold Stone will also help successful owners to find ways to purchase additional franchises, which will ultimately lead to the owner's building an even stronger level of profitability.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Components of a business plan

Rapid synthesis of the development plan in a few dozen lines, the executive summary should present the key points of the project to enable donors (shareholders and banks) to prompt a general idea and make them want to know more.
This includes:
- Presentation of the offer
- Description of the contract
- Description of Team
- Financing

Presentation of the offer of products / services:
The fundamental purpose of this section is to reach out clearly the characteristics of products and / or services.
The highlighted are:
- The nature of the offer
- Advancement Project
- Key technologies, patents, trademarks
- Prices and rates charged or proposed

Market - Competitive Environment
The market is a delicate operation, especially in emerging markets.
- Market characteristics and actors involved
- Customers

The development plan is a management tool that is needed to draw lessons from the past and allow some adjustment. As such, the plan should include objectives that steps the company will achieve.

Business strategies:
The purpose of this section is to outline the strategies adopted to achieve the objectives. The key elements of this offer are products, pricing, distribution and communication.

Management Team - Management - Human Resources:
It is present in this part of the project's key people in describing their role, their experiences and their complement  are  to reveal the correspondence between them and the project.

Legal Aspects:
The description of the legal structure and capital allocation, as well as policy changes in the capital, is needed to assess the degree of coherence of the legal structure chosen (with the possible obstacles or constraints) in relation to development considered the company.
- Form - Calendar
- Changes in share capital
- Industrial Protection.

The business plan

Starting a business is not only starting a business alone,  it involves raising  funds, developing  an business activity, diversifying it, transmitting , merging, adjusting, developing, negotiating and  communicating your dream business. There are many reasons for embarking on the adventure of developing a business plan.

Creating a project is not only the record of business plan alone but it also includes a financial component and a pitch.

As for investment, in financial terms, it can be defined as "sacrifice resources in hopes to draw more in the future," which indicates three key concepts: duration, cost and risk. Aspects profitability and financial flexibility are at the heart of the case. They underlie substantive issues such as: How to appreciate and take into account the reversibility of a project? Is there a business model in the business plan?

The financial calculations do not remain a simple decision support, and that beyond the virtues and pitfalls, advice and methodology presented in the Business Plan has many facets.
And above all the business is a script of a wonderful story and which should be directed by the creator himself. It is the expression of a chosen strategy to be shared more or less detail, among its shareholders, bankers, employees and other stakeholders of the company if necessary.