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SEMESTER SPRING 2013
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (MGT211)
ASSIGNMENT NO. 02
DUE DATE: 2
TOPIC: Business Plan
To understand the importance of business plan for organization
To learn how to design/construct the business plan for any organization
After this assignment, learners will be able to;
Understand the role of business plan for firm’s success
To apply different strategies/techniques for making it successful for the
Business plan is most essential document for any business because it contains
information about the organization, goals oforganization, reason why their stakeholder
stay connected with them and how company will achieve those goals. If organization fails
to develop a proper business plan then they can’t survive in this competitive environment.
ABC Corporation is a multinational firm which is dealing with mineral water business.
ABC Corporation decides to target Pakistan’s Mineral Water Industry. As you know in
Pakistan’s Mineral Water industry, there is a stiff competition existing between different
local and multinational brands and now one more multinational brand is coming in this
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industry. So in competitive environment, top management of ABC Corporation hires you
to develop a business plan for them that will capture a sustainable market share from
Consider yourself as a business analyst and filled below mentioned table of business plan
for ABC Corporation.
Section Sub Section Components Description
Organization Information of
What will be the name
What will be the
objective of business?
What will be the
structure of the
layout of the
What will be the size
What will be the target
Product What benefits you will
provide to customer
that other are not
Who are the major
Promote How will you promote
Distribution How will you
distribute your brand?
Pricing What will be the price
of your brand?
Manufacturing Facilities Where will be factory
Is this location
Resources What are the main
resources of the
Finance Investment How much finance will
require for the
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What will be the
source(s) of financing?
How much time will
business take to
produce return in
Guideline for Solution:
o Organization section contains 8 marks
o Marketing section contains 12 marks
o Manufacturing section contains 6 marks
o Finance section contains 4 marks
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A business plan is a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you've written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan.
Business plans are inherently strategic. You start here, today, with certain resources and abilities. You want to get to a there, a point in the future (usually three to five years out) at which time your business will have a different set of resources and abilities as well as greater profitability and increased assets. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there.
A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals.
Business plans may also target changes in perception and branding by the customer, client, taxpayer, or larger community. When the existing business is to assume a major change or when planning a new venture, a 3 to 5 year business plan is required, since investors will look for their annual return in that timefram
The format of a business plan depends on its presentation context. It is common for businesses, especially start-ups to have three or four formats for the same business plan: