Hints and Tips

Generating ideas

Brainstorming and mind maps are great ways to kickstart creative thinking. Get tips on effective ways to do both from the Shell LiveWIRE program.

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How to write a business plan

This guide from the Shell LiveWIRE program gives you a step-by-step breakdown of how to write a business plan including layout, structure and content.

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Networking

No matter how good you are in your role, there will be times when you need to call on others for help. This guide to networking from the Shell LiveWIRE program can help you with where – and how – to make connections.

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Contents of a business plan

A good business plan should include all of the following information.

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Writing a budget

The preparation of budgets requires the collection of data. This data will be used to justify the projected expenditure. Consequently it must be presented in a manageable way in order that your case receives the attention it deserves.

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How well do you know your market?

Article on the importance of research to help you understand your business market.

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