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The Business Plan
This program spotlights two very different small-business owners—a physical therapist and a performance artist—who have something very important in common: a business plan. Over the course of the video, Peter Dolan and Neda Rahmani talk about the key components of a business plan: the executive summary and overview, the operations plan, the marketing plan, and the financial plan. Expert commentary is provided by Nicole Donegan, a business growth adviser with 20 years’ experience in B2B and professional services marketing
Entrepreneurship: When Am I Ever Going to Use This?
This video explores entrepreneurship: what it is, the skillset required, and the risks and rewards of owning your own business. Viewers recieve a first-hand look at how entrepreneurs transform the seed of an idea into a reality. Students learn why a business plan is important, what it should address, and how to copyright a business model.
Planning Your Business: Research, Goals, and Business Plans
The old saying, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan,” rings especially true when it comes to creating a company. This video helps aspiring business owners plan to succeed, with advice from veteran entrepreneurs on clarifying goals, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a potential enterprise, and establishing a realistic pathway to prosperity. Challenging the viewer to take a serious look at his or her own ability to take risks, manage an organization, and go toe-to-toe with competitors, the program offers insight into market exploration, determining a viable market niche, gauging the level of need for a product or service, learning about one’s customer base, and deciding on the most appropriate business structure. Writing a detailed and comprehensive business plan is also a major topic. A Coproduction of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and MotionMasters. Part of the series You’re the Boss: Starting and Running Your Own Business. (25 minutes)
In business, failing to plan equates to planning to fail. Business planning is critical to the success and sustainability of any organization. This interview-driven film takes a comprehensive look at important aspects of business planning including: an introduction to business planning, the business idea, aims and objectives, legal structures, the marketing plan and financial planning. A wide range of business people and professionals cover many aspects of business planning as it applies to their real-world situations. Interviewees: Gareth Sear (Business Link), Ian Clarke (This Planet Earth), Richard Frost (The Playhouse Company), Jon Lee (Ecology Building Society), Keith Potts (Jobsite Group), Nick Bell (London taxi driver), Alex Martin (Curious Generation), Thomas Brown (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) and Mary Timothy (bank manager). Street interviews also feature.