Basic Business Tools

Some basic tools to get you started…

How to Write a Business Plan

If you have a great business idea for starting a business the first step is to outline a strategy to move forward. Watch a video explaining the process, and use the following Word document as a template to create your own business plan:

Business plan template 

How to do Sales Forecasting and Cash Flow Projections

Watch the Sales Forecast & Cash Flow Training Video and use the following Exel documents as templates:

Sales Forecast Retail
Simple Sales Forecast – Consultant services
Simple Cash Flow Chart
Full Cash Flow Projections-CFDC Template(2) 



Social Media Resources

There are plenty of benefits to using social media as a business, however you’ll need to evaluate which social networks are suitable and how you’ll track your success. Below you will find some related tools for getting involved in the social media scene.

Constant Contact Presents: 35 things you should know about social networking (a great guide to which networks are available and why they are important).
Network Solutions Presents: Using social media marketing to drive traffic to your website (a good resource for learning about social media planning, content sharing, and measuring success).