A master of strategy, Greg Fisher is a Professor in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and is also a visiting lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in South Africa and at the SKK Graduate School of Business in South Korea. in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from the University of Washington in Seattle and an MBA from GIBS.
He teaches in the areas of strategy and entrepreneurship and he has won teaching awards at Indiana University, the University of Washington and GIBS. Greg Fisher was named on The List of the ‘40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors under 40’ in the USA in 2014 and in 2016 he was named among the ‘Favorite Business School Professors Teaching MBAs’. in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from the University of Washington in Seattle and an MBA from GIBS.
You may need assistance putting together the financial information if you don’t have a financial background, but make sure you get an accountant to explain what all the figures mean.
Although there is a fairly well accepted structure for a business plan format, there are many ways of putting it down on paper.
The business plan is a broader, more preliminary document that sets your course when your company may still be nothing more than a twinkle in your eye.
If you were to sit down with a potential partner, investor or banker, this document contains the answers to the key questions they are bound to ask.
All sections in the business plan format are interrelated, and cannot be written in isolation.
Each should be written by people who are fully aware of the contents and intricacies of the other areas of the plan so that the different sections are all integrated.
A strategic plan, on the other hand, answers "how will I do it? It includes a detailed action plan for the next few years to achieve your company’s goals.
Both should include a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and be reviewed regularly so that they’re up to date.