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Business plan creation.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maggot, 30 Oct 2007.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    So, my business plan for Q4 and Q1/2 next year has to be done by tomorrow. Today I have put aside the time to do it, oh and tomorrow just in case;)

    So far today I have ridden with the kids to school, got home and settled to the task in hand. Then decided I really needed some printer cartridges if the whole thing was to be produced by end of play tomorrow. Obviously I stopped for a latte on the way home. When I arrived home, there was a note through my door explaining that one of the other instructors on the year4 cycling awareness can't make tonight, could I cover 3.30 to 4.30? That means my day is already only 4 hours long!!!!! It's now 12.30 and to be honest, I'm thinking of some lunch:biggrin:

    Does anyone have a fully completed business plan I could borrow??? I really can't see it happening, help:sad:
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Who do you have to submit this 'business plan' to?
     
  3. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    My boss and the national sales manager!!

    Oh, I have also cleaned my mouse out now, ugh it was disgusting in therexx(
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Could you not just make it up?
    i.e. make it sufficiently boring that they won't continue reading it to the extent that they'll know you made it up?
    Pepper it with lots of ifs, buts and maybes, so it won't come back to bite you on the arse. e.g. "I endeavour to" is a good phrase, rather than "I will".
    Just sit down at your computer for an hour and just bang out loads of stuff off the top of your head. Prolly be pearls before swine anyway.`
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I'd love to help but we don't have businees plans anymore apart from retirement asap. Have you tried my method of ricocheting from crisis to crisis?
     
  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    just take the excessive overbearing impossible target they expect and divide it by 12 months. Tell them this is your business plan but ad a caviat at the bottom stating your concerns as to the reality of it's achievability given the resources (time?!) available...that way thaey cant hang you out to dry when it all goes pear shaped, but it keeps them off you back for a while. All they want to hear is something they can show their overbearing bosses that all will be well next year, and that if it isnt they have a scapegoat...it's a game..just a game....just play the game but cover your arse.