Publisher: Independent Pubs
Author: Harold Monty Sacher and Merryl Sacher
Released: Second edition 1996
Commonsense Approach to Business Planning is a practical guide to effective organisational planning. This is a comprehensive strategic business planning system, which includes a user-friendly workbook. Now you can create a unique business plan for your organisation. It will be one that is jargon-free, that you and your people own and understand. Month by month it will become a working document for each part of the business - a growth tool for all.
This EBook and its workbook will lead you through a series of exercises and activities, the outcome of which will be a developed business plan which will enable you to communicate your goals to staff, customers, suppliers and other organisations so that you may gain their support.This provides a straight-forward, simple, yet comprehensive approach to business planning.
Follow the instructions, and you will benefit from an improved understanding of the planning process and through greater commitment from staff to the business objectives to which they have contributed.
The Business Planning Manual is divided into two parts, Part One being the introduction and how the planning system works, and Part Two, the seven modules of the plan itself, concluding with an actual example to aid implementation. Examples, summaries, checklists, glossaries and quality standards are included throughout the manual.
The business planning workbook is threaded through the manual which on completion becomes a working business plan. Below is a sample of some major content headings.
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
The Big Picture
The Planning System
PART II: THE PLAN
Section One: A Unified Sense of Direction
Section Two: Environmental Analysis
Section Three: Strategy Formulation
Section Four: Target Setting
Section Five: Financial Plans
Section Six: Resource Requirements and Action Planning
Section Seven: Evaluation
Fundamental to the future development of my business. It is just what is needed to help get small business on track and to assist with growth and development. Mandy Forward, Leber Storage Systems
I looked at it and thought, hell, this is it. It was so elementary and straightforward, and it helped me sort out my thinking process. Danny Doubell Kempe International
I thought to myself, 'this all fits together so well'. I found your manual very easy to read, and whipped through it. It was presented in a clear and logical manner, and will certainly help me in my work. Angie Roger New Zealand Fire Service
The manual is so well written and the jargon is very similar to what is used in this company. Errol Jaeger Superintendent Strategic Planning, Worsley Alumina
It is very impressive yet simple in concept and terminology. Of course, it is all 'common sense' - why is it that common sense is not common? Graeme Atwell, Station Manager Torrens Island Power Station