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					This document is a template for a generic business plan. It can be used for all types of
business entities (partnerships, LLCs, corporations, sole proprietorships), in any
industry, for both informative and investment purposes. This form is intended to allow a
company to convey the nature of its business, its present status, its status within its
respective market, and its future prospects. As drafted, this document allows a
company to propose solutions to a business challenge it faces or may encounter in the
future. This document can be customized to fit the needs of any company when
describing its business.
            BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE




                                [Company Name]




                      By: ___________________________________

                       Date: _________________________________




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Table of Contents
1.    Executive Summary .................................................................................................... 4
2.    Introduction ................................................................................................................. 5
3.    Rationale ..................................................................................................................... 6
4.    Situation Analysis ....................................................................................................... 7
5.    Proposed solution ........................................................................................................ 8
6.    Training Plan ............................................................................................................... 9
7.    Financial Data ........................................................................................................... 11
8.    Return on Training Investment ................................................................................. 12
9.    Intangible and other potential benefits ...................................................................... 13
10. Control Mechanisms ................................................................................................. 14




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1. Executive Summary
Insert a summary of what you are proposing.

Highlight the key argument for your proposal such as:

      How did it come about?

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      Why select this solution?

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      What are the benefits?

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2. Introduction
Give a short background to the case.


What is the problem you are trying to solve?


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3. Rationale

Why is your proposed solution the best?
How is it going to solve the business problem?


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4. Situation Analysis

Give a detail of the current situation.
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      How bad is the problem?
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      What are the key issues?
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5. Proposed solution

Give a detailed solution addressing all the points raised in the situation analysis.

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The identified training requirements are:


      Management training on
               o Organizational goals
               o Financial management
               o Work practices/new work load model
               o Human resources
               o Change management


      Operational training on
               o Organizational/goals
               o Need for and cost of specific cleaning services
               o Corporate standards for cleaning
               o Better matching of skills to tasks
               o Occupational health and safety
               o New technology




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   6. Training Plan
State the details of the proposed training:
      The format of the training, e.g. workshops, on or off site training
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      Who will attend
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      Number of people who will attend
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      The core competencies and skills that will be achieved

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7. Financial Data
State all costs and financial benefits and give their $ values. Examples are:



      Cost savings

      Cost of training including training fee, training material, time off work for staff
       who attend, opportunity cost of loss sales

      Increased productivity

      Reduction in staff turnover




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   8. Return on Training Investment
Calculate the estimated return on investment for the proposed training.

Costs and benefits should have been detailed in the previous section.

You may want to mention the $ value as well as the % of return if you haven’t done so in
the previous section.

Return on Investment = ($Benefits - $Costs) / $Costs x 100 = X%




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   9. Intangible and other potential benefits
List other benefits that are hard to measure in $ such as:

      Higher staff morale
      Greater workforce flexibility
      Increased customer satisfaction
      Ease of recruitment (perception by applicant that the company is an employer of
       choice)
      Increase in product and service quality




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    10. Control Mechanisms
Define how you will verify your estimated ROI to be able to calculate the real benefit of
training.

Take a measurement prior to training and the same measurement again after
implementation of the training.



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Description: This document is a template for a generic a business plan. It can be used for all types of business entities (partnerships, LLCs, corporations, sole proprietorships), in any industry, for both informative and investment purposes. This form is intended to allow a company to convey the nature of its business, its present status, its status within its respective market, and its future prospects. As drafted, this document allows a company to propose solutions to a business challenge it faces or may encounter in the future. This document can be customized to fit the needs of any company when describing its business.
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