A business plan is like a road map that helps you clearly see the opportunities and obstacles you'll inevitably face as you pursue your business idea. With a well-prepared plan, you stand a better chance of getting the support you need to succeed. In this course, you'll learn about what a business plan is, its main ingredients, and the steps you need to take to develop it. You'll also learn how to carry out an internal analysis and about the key elements examined in any external and SWOT analyses. Finally, you'll learn about activities that help coordinate the implementation of business plans, including developing action plans and determining how the implementation should be measured, monitored, and assessed.
Business Planning Essentials
distinguish between different parts of a business plan
sequence the steps for preparing to develop a business plan
recall the steps for conducting an internal analysis as part of business planning
identify environmental factors to be considered in an external analysis
recognize examples of elements of a SWOT analysis
recall the elements of an action plan
list the activities involved in measuring and controlling implementation of a business plan
recognize activities and guidelines for developing and implementing a business plan
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.