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  • Getting New Business Ideas: Considering
    strengths and weaknesses, getting and assessing ideas, and next
    steps.
  • Devising Business Plan Strategies:
    Success and failure, existing strategies and future SWOTs, strategic
    combinations and statements, and next steps.
  • Developing a Strategic Business Plan: Key
    steps, hindsight plus cause & effect, SWOTs and planning
    worksheet.
  • How to Write a Business Plan: Importance
    of strategy, preparatory work, planning to plan, outline of a
    business plan, and tips when writing.
  • Insights into a Business Plan:
    Scope of survey, overview of findings, lessons learnt, and detailed
    results and conclusions.
  • Preparing Financial Projections:
    Financial modeling with a computer, how models work, planning
    to plan, and tips & traps.
  • Making Cashflow Forecasts: Importance
    of cash, cash flow vs. profit, calculating cash flows, planning
    and the pitfalls, and improving cash
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5 Factors for Planning Your Entrepreneurial Legacy


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In business today, disruption is the name of the game. Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for ways to shake things up, find new perspectives and change the rules. 

While carving out a place for yourself in the market is crucial, focusing only on your numbers sheet is a bit shortsighted. For entrepreneurs, the sign of true success isn’t short-term profits — it’s a lasting legacy. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs need to look forward to what their long-term impact on the world will be. Knowing what you’ll be known and remembered for down the line, however, isn’t always easy. If you’re hoping to turn your present success into a future legacy, it’s important to start thinking ahead today. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when planning your entrepreneurial legacy.

Building positive relationships is already

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Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download our easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.

Business Plan Templates

You can use the templates below as a starting point to create your startup business plan or map out how you will expand your existing business. Then meet with a SCORE mentor to get expert business planning advice and feedback on your business plan.

Finance Templates

From creating a startup budget to managing cash flow for a growing business, keeping tabs on your business’s finances is essential to success. The templates below will help you monitor and manage your business’s financial situation, create financial projections and seek financing to start or grow your business.

Marketing & Sales Templates

Marketing helps your business build brand awareness, attract customers and create customer loyalty. Use these templates to forecast sales, develop your marketing strategy and map

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Just as no two businesses are alike, so also with business plans. As
some issues in a plan will be more relevant to some businesses than to
others, it is important to tailor a plan’s contents to suit individual
circumstances. Nonetheless, most plans follow a well-tried and tested
structure and general advice on preparing a plan is universally applicable.

A business plan should be a realistic view of the expectations and long-term
objectives for an established business or new venture. It provides the
framework within which it must operate and, ultimately, succeed or fail.
For management or entrepreneurs seeking external support, the plan is
the most important sales document that they are ever likely to produce
as it could be the key to raising finance etc. Preparation of a comprehensive
plan will not guarantee success in raising funds or mobilizing support,
but lack of a sound plan will, almost certainly,

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Business Intelligence | Planning & Analytics

Overview

Business Intelligence or BI is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analysing and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions. At the University BI is part of Planning and Analytics’ portfolio and the capabilities developed will be used to support Performance Reporting and the Institutional Planning and Performance Framework.

Business Intelligence is delivered via the Cognos platform and is the University’s strategic platform for BI to deliver all BI capabilities including “Self Service”. It is an integrated platform that provides tools for:

  • Ad-hoc Querying and Analysis
  • Online/Prompted reporting
  • Pixel Perfect Reporting and Briefing Books
  • Dashboards/Scorecards/Metrics
  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

The Cognos environment draws on integrated data sets from the University’s data warehouse.

data warehouse diagram

BI Self Service – Ad Hoc Reporting

In order to create your own reports you will need access to Cognos BI which includes Cognos Workspace Advanced ad-hoc reporting

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Business intelligence (BI) planning: The complete project guide

Series: Addison-Wesley Information Technology Series; ISBN: 0201784203; Published: 2/27/2003; Copyright 2003; Edition: 1

Business Intelligence Roadmap — The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications

Managing the BI project
Business intelligence (BI) projects are not like other projects with a finite and static set of requirements from one business person or one department. Instead, the purpose of an integrated BI decision-support environment is to provide cross-organizational business analysis capabilities to all business people and all departments in the organization. That involves a variety of new tasks, shifted roles and responsibilities, and a more hands-on business intelligence project planning and management approach.

Project management in most organizations is treated as an administrative reporting function. Detailed project planning and hands-on daily project control are often minimized, if not ignored, especially when organizations try to get several BI applications up and running very quickly. In their shortsightedness, organizations forget that extended planning activities often

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