Saturday, June 18th, 2011 - Adam Basheer
With over 15% of new businesses not surviving the first year,¹ and 26% of those shutting their doors within the first two years,² a solid business plan can be the critical element to ensuring success. BPlan Live, a new online planning and management tool, offering a 30 day free trial and 30% monthly discount* in time for the new financial year, might just be the solution for the 40% of Australian small business currently without business plans.³

BPlan Live aims to make planning achievable, time effective and cost efficient; ensuring no more excuses for small business owners putting off developing a business plan.

“Too often businesses write up a business plan, throw it in the desk drawer and forget about it for the rest of the year. BPlan Live is all about creating a truly useful and relevant document that will help, not hinder, business management throughout the year,” says Marketing expert and BPlan Live Manager, Adam Basheer.

The tool helps users identify key issues to focus on for business growth, creates the simple, focused and effective plan to meet those goals, and presents the plan in an easy-to-read dashboard with automatic reminders to help business leaders and their staff stay on track.

“Business planning is an essential part of any business, and we want to make it as easy and enjoyable to use for everyone, especially smaller businesses who could be put off by business jargon and the expense of a traditional process.

“The ‘drag and drop’ examples are particularly useful for Sole Operators, the dashboard and reminders help SMEs identify priorities for each business stream and activities for each team member, franchisees can work from a common format, and business coaches can use the tool with their clients,” he says.

BPlan Live has already been used by many Australian businesses, describing it as “efficient and practical”, “thoroughly worthwhile” and “a must” for businesses. Pricing structures provide options for numerous plans and users depending on the business needs, from Sole Operators (1 plan, 1 user), to Small Offices (2 plans, 5 users), Premium Business (3 plans, 10 users) and Enterprise (10 plans, 30 users).

To encourage business leaders to set their business goals for the new financial year, BPlan Live is offering a FREE 30 day Trial plus a 30% discount* from the monthly fee on all packages starting in June. Simply quote the promotional code ‘My BPLAN’ at time of registration to receive the discount. For more information and to sign up please visit www.bplanlive.com

¹Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, Entries & Exits 2009 ²National Australia Bank (NAB), Business Planning Survey 2008³Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, Entries & Exits 2009 * 30 Day FREE trial applies on all packages. 30% discount offer ends 30 June 2011. 30% discount will be applied to your monthly subscription fee on the plan selected during registration. Must quote Promotional Code: MyBPLAN at time of registration to receive the discount. 30% discount will only apply to the plan selected and will be forfeited should the plan be downgrade/upgraded at a future date. Credit Card details are recorded during registration to protect your data and to minimise fraud. Charges will commence after 30 days, with the 30% discount applied.

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Adam Basheer


Add 10 years consulting to 12 years working within blue-chip companies throughout the medical, grocery, pharmacy, food and beverage, information technology and agribusiness industries and you have Adam, Managing Director of Fit 4 Market, and a fierce advocate for the entrepreneur with significant commercialisation and venture capital raising experience.
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