This is a series of four fully online courses covering strategy, operations, marketing and finance. Each will assist you to produce a plan for the topic and together they make up a full business plan.
These courses are designed for small business owners and managers as well as people who are considering going into business. They are practical rather than academic and assist you to develop plans for your own business. Each course breaks all of the learning outcomes down into small, manageable chunks. There are written lessons, references, graphics, sound files and videos.
There are seven lessons in each course and an assignment at the end of each lesson that adds a component to your plan. You will receive a CLAD Services Certificate of Completion when you have completed all of the lessons and activities. You also have the option to submit your plan to be marked and receive feedback from the course facilitator.
Lessons and course notes are available online when logged in to the course website. A business plan template is supplied as a part of the course resources.
If you wish to do all four courses it is recommended you start with The Strategy.
We also provide a free course, An Introduction to Business Planning. This course briefly looks at the four areas of business planning. There are five lessons. This course will start you thinking about your business future and give you an insight into what you can expect from the four planning courses that follow.