At the early stages, you may have a number of ideas on how your business will function, find customers and even where you will trade from. With so much to consider it is really important to develop a business plan.
Getting things down on paper can help you identify potential threats and opportunities quicker, it will allow you to gain some expert feedback and is a prerequisite if you are looking to try and secure any external funding.
A business plan ultimately helps you articulate your business offering, your objectives, your market, the strategies which you will employ to reach your customers and most importantly your financial forecasts.
A Business Plan is also an important document if you are looking to get a loan or other external funding such as a grant. It is a working document, which will evolve as your business does. Getting things down on paper can help you identify potential threats and opportunities at an early stage of your business planning.
You may not know all of the answers before you start, but our advisers have years of experience on what makes a good business plan and are here to help you.
Business Gateway can help you through every step of the journey with 1-2-1 adviser support and workshops.
Visit East Dunbartonshire Business Gateway or call 0141 578 8530 to book an appointment
Business Start-Up Grant
A grant of £300 is available from East Dunbartonshire Council to assist individuals over 18 years of age with the initial costs of setting up their business.
Applicants must provide proof of trading e.g. business bank account.