We examined DFID’s work with business at an early stage.They have clearly stated their intention to work more with business and there are great potential benefits for the poor from this collaboration.
We are concerned, however, about how DFID will translate these goals into practical actions without more strategic oversight of business engagement activities and without concrete targets.
Our recommendations address these issues and, if taken forward, we expect to see increased benefit for people living in poverty.
We suggest completing each section of the business plan after you complete the correlating session in the course.
This business plan is a universal model suitable for all types of business, which you can customize to fit your circumstances.
Once you decide to go into business, it’s natural to feel a sense of urgency to start selling.
Yet, the most overlooked step to starting a successful business is creating a business plan. It is a key tool in discovery, process, and strategic planning.Recommendation 2: DFID should ensure better linkages between centrally-managed programmes and country offices for business in development, including Loans, Equities and Guarantees (LEG).Recommendation 3: DFID should pull together, synthesise and disseminate management information across all departments, including for LEG, to improve management and ensure learning is captured and used to improve performance.By creating a business plan, you are writing the narrative of your small business and will be able to clearly share your vision with potential investors, new employees and suppliers.The MOBI Business Plan template consists of 15 sections that correspond directly to the content of Course 1: Starting a Business.A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra on Tuesday and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the support was in addition to the family planning services the UK provided for nearly 690,000 Ghanaians last year.Speaking at the launch, the Head of DFID Ghana, Sally Taylor, said that “Pregnancy and childbirth were inherently risky and that in Ghana thousands of women and adolescent girls died needlessly every year.Once you complete your business plan, be sure that key stakeholders review it.Business plans are not static; they will change as your business and the business environment changes around you.This sample business plan template contains detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create a complete business plan.As part of the Red design set, this template enables you to create a set of documents for a coordinated, professional look.