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BUSINESS PLAN

Writing a successful blueprint for your startup or business 

As an entrepreneur with the dream of starting your own maize milling business, writing a business plan will be one of the processes you have to complete. Not only is a clear business plan a requirement of any investors or financial institutions you might approach for financial backing, but it will also help keep you focused along the way. Roff has compiled this page with links to helpful resources to unpack writing business plans in more detail, and certain pitfalls to avoid when starting your new business.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Roff guide to writing a business plan
  2. 5 tips for entrepreneurs writing a business plan
  3. 6 tips for writing an effective executive summary
  4. Calculate your success with Roff’s free profit calculator
  5. Writing a business plan for a new vs established business
  6. 5 reasons new businesses fail and how to avoid these pitfalls

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ROFF GUIDE TO WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

Writing your very first business plan can be a daunting experience. Roff is here to help! Download Roff’s African Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan for some easy-to-follow tips and advice. Roff has especially created the guide to help entrepreneurs compile their own business plans. It also contains examples of the questions to ask when writing a business plan for a milling business. Click here to download guide

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5 TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

IT'S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK

Starting any new business brings about obstacles. Being prepared for these challenges, and trying to get ahead of them, can limit the impact they could have on your business. One key step in preparing for the challenges your new milling or any startup may face, is writing a solid business plan. Not only will the business plan keep your attentions focused in the right direction, but it’s also your best shot at attracting investors. Here are 5 things to consider.

 

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6 TIPS FOR WRITING AN EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MAKE SURE THIS SECTION PACKS A PUNCH

The executive summary is often the most read, and therefore the most important, part of a business plan.

An executive summary should be a concise extract of the most pertinent information in your business plan. Its purpose is to summarise the business in layman’s terms, so that your readers can quickly become familiar with the business of your business, understand what you DO, and be clear on what you NEED. In this blog, we share 6 tips to making sure your executive summary does your business plan justice. Click here to read our blog

 

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CALCULATE YOUR SUCCESS WITH ROFF'S FREE PROFIT CALCULATOR

HOW PROFITABLE IS MAIZE MILLING?

You can find out in less than 5 minutes. That’s how long it takes to run Roff’s profit calculator. From raw materials, electricity costs, salaries and even the packaging for the end product, we make sure all expenses are included to give you an accurate result. Take the first step in planning your success – you’ll be so glad you did!

 

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WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW VS ESTABLISHED BUSINESS

WHAT ARE THE MOST PERTINENT DIFFERENCES?

 

You’re starting a new business and need a business plan. Or maybe you’ve been tasked to write a business plan for an already established business. Will this impact the structure and format of the business plan? Roff shares some pointers to consider.

 

 

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5 REASONS NEW BUSINESSES FAIL AND HOW TO AVOID THESE PITFALLS

 

 

ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS DOES NOT BECOME A STATISTIC

 

Research by the University of the Western Cape shows that approximately 70% to 80% of small businesses fail within five years. Although successfully establishing small to medium businesses in Africa, such as maize milling businesses, can be difficult due to challenges like governmental and environmental factors, as well as the entrepreneur’s individual issues, they can be overcome.

This blog explores 5 of the problems small and medium scale startups could face, and how to work around them.

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Need more information on getting your maize milling business started? Download Roff’s user-friendly guides below:

 

 

The African Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

 

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The African Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Starting a Maize Milling Business

 

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