She runs a programme of gerontological research including falls prevention and health in advanced age. She is recognised as an international expert in interrelated areas of research, and currently leads several research teams, each engaged in a number of research projects x Professor Jacqui Close Prof Jacqui Close is a consultant Geriatrician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia. Her primary research area is falls in people with cognitive impairment and dementia and particularly the relationship of cognitive function to postural stability, falls and fractures. She has an interest in the impact of falls and injury to health service use and the way in which health services are designed to prevent and manage falls and injury in older people.
Thinking Matters A business plan is much more than a document. It is a reflection of all the thinking that goes into how a business will achieve financial success and long term objectives. Accordingly developing a business plan means investing time and energy in thinking through the fundamental issues of: What do you want to do?
What capabilities do you bring to the business venture? Where should you put your efforts? What do you need to do to compete, survive and meet goals?
Process Matters As in many other aspects of business management the process matters more than the end product. The framework presented in this document facilitates a planning process as well as provides guidelines for developing the written plan.
Developing the business plan is the means to an end rather than an end in itself. For that reason, thinking through the key aspects of the business venture in a logical way is the groundwork for writing a well thought out business plan that clearly communicates it can realistically achieve financial and strategic objectives.
Writing Matters A well written business plan will bring the business venture to life by: Describing the proposal, the economic logic and the critical factors contributing to financial and strategic success. Providing clear statements of the choices made and the direction the business is taking.
Clearly describing how the plan will be implemented. Writing a business plan can be intimidating to many business owners. Much of this is due to uncertainty surrounding the content, emphasis and length. A general rule is to focus on the main issues including the choices made.
However, the specific content and detail will depend on the context in which the business plan is being developed. A business plan for the internal use of the business owners can provide a roadmap and yardsticks for measuring progress.
The focus is on establishing a vision for the future, the desired outcomes for the business in the future and specific actions and expected levels of performance that are contribute these outcomes. A business plan intended for external use such as lenders would focus on how marketing and production performance would contribute to financial success in a particular industry and market.
There is no standard format for organizing business plans however there are a number of factors to guide the writing process. It is important to find out the expectations reviewers might have for format and length in each context.
A set of financial projections are not a business plan. They can be attached to the business plan as an appendix to demonstrate that the business owner has considered the uncertainties in the proposal.
Too much detail or too little detail can reduce the ability of the document to communicate the plan. Graphics without substance can get in the way of demonstrating the logical thinking that is the basis for a business plan. The overuse of jargon or technical language may get in the way of communicating the strength of the business proposal.
Consultants can assist individuals in writing their business plan. However, only the business owners can do the planning and decision making that is necessary in developing a business plan.
Be aware of investing too much time and energy in producing an overly polished document rather than thinking through the focus, scope and direction of the business venture. Developing vision and mission statements to articulate why the business exists and what the business will look like in the future.
Determining business goals and developing strategic and financial objectives for the business. Completing an internal analysis to identify strengths that give the business certain advantages as well as weaknesses, which are areas where the business is vulnerable and has to improve.
Completing an external analysis of the industry, the market s and the competition in order to understand market dynamics as well as the resulting opportunities and threats that might affect the farm business.
Looking for key success factors in provide a fit between opportunities in the external business environment and the strengths in which the business has a competitive edge 6. Looking for key risk factors which can make the business vulnerable to the forces of changes and threats from competitors.
Making deliberate choices to implement actions and processes that can add up to a sustainable competitive advantage over the long term. Developing a business strategy that allocates resources to those areas that realize economic opportunities, provide a basis for sustaining a competitive advantage and contribute to long term objectives.Persons using assistive technology might not be able to fully access information in this file.
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Alternatives to Business as Usual - A New Way Forward Summary of Key Findings Appendix 1 - National Policy Objectives This document, the National Planning Framework, is a planning framework to guide development and investment over the coming years.
It does not provide. The Business Planning Framework (BPF) is underpinned by three principles: 1. Safe and high quality patient care. 2. Support and resourcing for staff to provide safe and high quality care.
3. Delivery of a safe, affordable, sustainable and continually improving health service. The principles of the BPF apply to all rural, remote, regional and metropolitan . In this article, we describe a conceptual framework for in-service professional development—the Whole Teacher approach. A significant departure from the traditional approach to professional development that speaks primarily to teachers’ acquisition of knowledge and skills, the Whole Teacher framework emphasizes promoting all aspects of a teacher's development, including attitudes.
The Business Plan Framework Although planning is a necessary part of writing a business plan it does not appear as a specific component in the final document.
Figure illustrates the linkages between the planning components and the written components of .