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Business Planning HQ Customer Grid Tential Raises $1m in Equity Funding

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : Raising Capital 

Roda Group, the venture capital investor that’s the largest shareholder in the biofuel companySolazyme Inc. (SZYM), is backing a startup using advanced production techniques to improve storage performance of standard lead-acid batteries.

Gridtential Energy Inc. received a $1 million seed investment from Roda, the San Jose, California-based battery company said today in an e-mailed statement. It will use the money to develop and test a prototype product by next year, with the goal of starting...


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Our Experience at the Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo

Posted by Marcus Shane on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, In : Franchise Business Plans 
We spent a very wintery weekend at the Melbourne Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo.  As the vast majority of our business is done online, this was a great opportunity for us to engage directly with Start-Up businesses, Franchisees and Franchisors.

There were approximately 3,000 attendees at the show in varied stages of business development.  Some were looking for franchises to purchase, other already had an established master franchise or license arrangement from the United States or E...
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See Us at The Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo

Posted by Marcus Shane on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : Franchise Business Plans 
Business Planning HQ is a proud exhibitor at the Melbourne Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo - 17th -  19th August.

Come and see us on stand D6 at the expo.  We have been working hard on developing some outstanding packages and deals for this exhibition.  Come down and see us, you won't be disappointed.

Our decision to exhibit at the show has been as a result of recent success in the franchising industry, predominantly in the United States, where we have been asked to hold business Plan...
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4 Tips on Start-Up Business Planning

Posted by Marcus Shane on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Start-Up Business Planning 

A must read article for all Business Founders interested in doing Startup Business Planning.  Planning the development of your start-up can be one of the most complex and ambiguous pieces of strategy development that many business founders will ever face.  Due to the difficulty of start-up business planning, many business founders prefer to put the process off. Not only do they not know where to start, but the level of ambiguity an number of options for their start-up makes the process quite ...


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Is a Franchisee an entrepreneur?

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Franchise Business Plans 

One of the most frequent questions we receive about business planning is related to the question, is a franchisees an entrepreneurs and does it take entrepreneurial skill to make a franchise successful.

In today's job market many people considering franchising as an alternative to keeping an existing job in the corporate world. There're many different reasons for this many people are interested in flexibility they want worklife balance or other financial gains not typically associated with t...


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Business plans and the invisible business model

Posted by Marcus Shane on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Business Model 
There have been many developments made in recent years in the development and explanation of a start-ups business model. Why is it that business plan templates and business planning software ignore these developments? This leads to sub optimal business plans but don't communicate as effectively as they should.

The old business planning paradigmThe 4P's of marketing have been very effective over the years, however they no longer adequately explain the complexity of business models that are evol...

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Press Release: World First Entrepreneurs Event - 50 Business Plans Created in 1 Day - Sydney Australia

Posted by Marcus Shane on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : Business Plan in A day - Event Series 

Business Planning HQ has been commissioned by a leading network of entrepreneurs to create 50 X STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANS in a SINGLE DAY on the 6th of October 2011

This is believed to be a world first event, enabled by a new virtual consulting approach known as HyperQuestions.

Marcus Tarrant, founder of Business Planning HQ, who has worked as a venture capitalist and consultant with Deloitte Consulting says, "It has taken 12 months of development to enable this event to even be attempted, t...


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Marcus Tarrant Marcus Tarrant is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader. He has worked for leading consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting, leading major strategy development and business planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. We have developed the “Question Led Approach” to simplify the process of creating a high quality business plan. Our clients agree with our claims that we have reduced their planning times from over 1 week, to less than 4 hours.