Business Planning

Building a New Business Plan for your Business

What is a business plan and how do I write one?

A business plan is essentially a roadmap for your company’s future and is essential for any business however big or small. It shows you where you are now and how to get where you want to in the future.

In this interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to take a step back from the day to day running of your business, and guided by an experienced business advisor, work through ways to plan and adapt the future direction of your enterprise.

You’ll be given the tools to review your current business position, including a SWOT analysis, and examine your marketplace. We’ll look at the 7 P’s of marketing and how focusing on benefits and not features when marketing can really improve results.. Understanding your finances is crucial so we’ll share our tips on how to manage yours effectively and plan for future challenges.

  • Looking at your current position
  • Current SWOT and how you can adapt this.
  • Marketing Refresh
  • Diversification theory – Ansoff’s model
  • Customer Perceptions and Buying Styles
  • Business Finances

During the last half an hour of the workshop session there will be an opportunity for peer to peer networking and general discussion.

About  Thrive

The Thrive service  has been fully-funded by the European Development Fund to allow us to offer you 12 hours of free business support through a range of one-to-one advice and workshops with expert advisors and speakers. This workshop forms part of the free support available to you so please visit our Thrive page for the full details.

Please note that there are a couple of online forms you will need to complete in order to attend our workshops. This is a requirement of the funding of the Thrive service and enables us to provide this support to you for free! Links to the forms will be emailed to you when you register but you can also find them here.


Important Information


To be eligible to attend this free workshop you need to be based in Devon or Somerset (excluding Torridge, North Devon, North Somerset & BaNES). If you are unsure, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker. You can find further details about the eligibility criteria here.

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The Heart of the South West Growth Hub Service for All is receiving up to £781,965 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council.


Sep 13 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm