BusinessSummary

The executive summary for your Bottled Water Business should be written last. It should include the main people involved in your Bottled Water Business and their experience related to the Bottled Water Business. There should be a brief description of what the Bottled Water Business entails. Your Bottled Water Business should include some brief financial statements such as loans you will require and profit/loss statements for the first 3 years.

 

Objectives

 

The should be your short term and long term objectives for your Bottled Water Business.

 

Mission

 

What is the main mission for your Bottled Water Business.

 

Keys to Success

 

A few bullet points to briefly describe why your Bottled Water Business will be a success.

 

Company Summary

 

Company Ownership

 

Who owns your Bottled Water Business and what type of business will it be – will you be an LLC etc.

 

Location(s) and Facilities

 

Address of your business if possible or a rough idea of the surroundings and the benefits this location will be for your Bottled Water Business.

 

Start-up Summary for a Bottled Water Business

 

Provide basic details of the capital you require for your Bottled Water Business and how you intend to acquire that capital if you don’t have it already.

 

Start-up Expenses for a Bottled Water Business

 

This should be a list of all your start up capital required before you start trading as well as the amount if any you will be needing to loan.

 

Products / Services

 

Product Description

 

Describe all the products you will sell and give an indication of future products you will sell and the reasons why these will be sold in the future and not now.

 

Service Descriptions

 

Describe all the services you will provide and give an indication of future services you will provide and the reasons why these will be provided in the future and not now.

 

Market Analysis Summary for a Bottled Water Business

 

Market Segmentation

 

Give the details of who your target market will be for the Bottled Water Business.

 

Target Market Segment Strategy

 

Explain how your marketing will get new and existing clients to buy from you.

 

Market Trends

 

Explain how in general the direction the Bottled Water Business is taking. Is it up or down and what are the reasons for this and can you cater for the existing and new trends.

 

Service Business Analysis

 

Explain how the Bottled Water Business is run in a nutshell.

 

Main Competitors

 

Who are the main competitors for your Bottled Water Business. Try to explain their strengths and weaknesses.

 

Strategy and Implementation Summary for a Bottled Water Business

 

Marketing Strategy

 

How will you market your Bottled Water Business.

 

Pricing Strategy

 

What are your prices and the reasons for your prices.

 

Promotion Strategy

 

Are you planning a grand opening with special discounts on your opening night? Do you need to give special offers to attract new and existing customers to your Bottled Water Business once you are established.

 

Competitive Edge

 

Explain why customers will come to your Bottled Water Business as compared to someone elses.

 

Web Strategy

 

The web is becoming ever more important for any business. How exactly are you going to use this medium in your Bottled Water Business strategy.

 

Sales Strategy

 

How are you going to generate more sales for your Bottled Water Business.

 

Strategic Alliances

 

What other companies can you work with to help your Bottled Water Business.

 

Management Summary

 

Management Team

 

Who are the main people involved in your Bottled Water Business.

 

Organizational Structure

 

Which people are in charge of which departments in your Bottled Water Business.

 

Personnel Plan

 

List all the people involved or you will require to run your business smoothly with salaries or share options.

 

Strategic Direction

 

SWOT Analysis

 

This is a summary of the business’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

 

Strengths of the Business

 

Excellent quality product
“Which means that” Adds to reputation.

 

Good management skills.
“Which means that” Well run business

 

Good ability to extract information.
“Which means that” Can control the business.-

 

Weaknesses of the Business

 

New Player
“Which means that” Credibility problem may affect initial sales

 

Lack of systems
“Which means that” The company needs to develop systemised operational & sales techniques or sacrifice profits

 

Opportunities in the Marketplace

 

Add-on products such as **
“Which means that” A potentially enormous market for the Bottled Water Business to tap into.

 

Growing market segments.
“Which means that” our Bottled Water Business should target these segments.

 

Threats in the Marketplace

 

Increasing supplier prices.
“Which means that” Resulting in reduced profitability.

 

Declining size of the ** segment.
“Which means that” Need to focus on growing segments to spread the company’s portfolio

 

New Products

 

To evaluate and launch new products or services which will turn over $xxxxxx in the first year.

 

Other Objectives (Goals)

 

To not exceed a marketing budget of $xxxxxx
To not exceed a payroll budget of $xxxxx
To not exceed a general overhead budget of $xxxxxx

 

Marketing Plan for a Bottled Water Business

 

Marketing Objectives

 

Sales Objective

 

To achieve sales by XX% to $XXX

 

Sales Objectives by Market Segment

 

#1 Segment:                                        To achieve sales to $xxxxxx
#2 Segment:                                        To achieve sales to $xxxxxx
#3 Segment:                                        To achieve sales to $xxxxxx
Other                                                   To achieve sales to $xxx

 

Promotional Strategies

 

Advertising

 

Develop a corporate brochure.
Month 20XX

 

Develop personalised business cards.
Month 20XX

 

Create Basic Website as a tool to promote services
Month 20XX

 

Advertise in local publications
Month 20XX

 

Advertise monthly in magazines that are specifically targeted to the ** and ** segments.
Month 20XX

 

Advertise monthly in magazines that are aimed at the general industry.
Month 20XX

 

Lead Generation Program

 

Conduct monthly on-going lead generation program. Send out monthly direct mail leaflets with response coupons.
Month 20XX

 

“Centres Of Influence” Program

 

Personally contact at least ten potential partners each week.
Produce a monthly newsletter that shows examples of (your products) and how customers have benefited from using them.
Month 20XX

 

PR Program

 

PR release to be initiated each month to various trade journals and magazines.
Month 20XX

 

Sales Force

 

Employ telemarketing staff.
Month 20XX

 

Organise training program to be implemented.
Month 20XX

 

Lost Customers

 

Contact monthly all past customers that have not re-ordered to ask why not and see whether we can win back their business.
Month 20XX

 

Follow up Enquiries

 

Contact all enquirers monthly and determine if they have purchased from a competitor and, if so, why.
Month 20XX

 

Existing Customers

 

Follow up all new customers two weeks after they purchase to ensure they are satisfied with the product.
Month 20XX

 

Send quarterly newsletter to existing customers to keep them informed of our other products.
Month 20XX

 

Sales Promotion

 

Develop an ongoing sales promotion to target existing customers.
Month 20XX

 

General Marketing Strategies for a Bottled Water Business

 

Competitor Profile

 

Keep updated competitor profile.
Month 20XX

 

Marketing information system

 

Document on every enquiry “How did you hear about us?”
Month 20XX

 

Document on every order “How did you hear about us?”
Month 20XX

 

Produce monthly sales reports by product, by market segment, and by territory.
Month 20XX

 

Financial Strategies for a Bottled Water Business

 

Cash Flow

 

Eliminate cash shortage in the traditional tight periods of <month A> to <month B>
Month 20XX

 

Payment Days

 

Maintain payment of bills, on average, to xx days.
Month 20XX

 

Expenses

 

Develop and implement new policies on approval and signatories on expenses.
Month 20XX

 

Leases

 

Pay off the existing lease on capital equipment, thus reducing the monthly financial burden.
Month 20XX

 

Overdraft

 

Reduce the overdraft from $xxxxxx to $xxxxxxx
Month 20XX

 

Wages

 

Pay all wages on a monthly basis instead of weekly.
Month 20XX

 

New Equipment

 

Organise funding for the $xxxxxxx expenditure on new equipment.
Month 20XX

 

Payback

 

Ensure a payback on new equipment through sales of one year.
Month 20XX

 

Inventory

 

Improve the number of stock turns to xxxxx a year.
Month 20XX

 

Rent

 

Negotiate new terms on the premises and reduce existing payments by xx%
Month 20XX

 

Bank Charges

 

Renegotiate with the bank and consolidate some outstanding loans with lower interest rates.
Month 20XX

 

Organisational Plan

 

Organisational and Management

 

Next Year’s Objectives

 

Budget – To not exceed the payroll budget of $xxxxxxx
Staff – To employ or re-deploy a total of xxxxx full-time and part-time staff over the next year.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGIES

 

Organisational

 

Draw organisational chart.
Month 20XX

 

Develop incentive scheme related to job requirements.
Month 20XX

 

Policies and procedures

 

Develop policies and procedures manual.
Month 20XX

 

Employ or re-deploy staff

 

Employ one specialist ** salesperson.
Month 20XX

 

Employ one marketing assistant.
Month 20XX

 

Employ one accounts receivable person.
Month 20XX

 

Training

 

Carry out training needs analysis.
Month 20XX

 

Morale

 

Install suggestion box.
Month 20XX

 

Organise monthly meetings to follow up tasks
Month 20XX
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