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Business Plans

Business models together with business strategies then need to be turned into business plans. Although it is rare for a social venture to be a straightforward implementation of a blueprint (it is much more like a process of discovery and unfolding) plans help to clarify tasks, milestones and sequencing. Plans set out the sequencing, for example of investment in people, equipment and market growth. Business plans cannot design the future, and few survive their first encounters with reality. But they provide a chart for a venture’s theatre of operations and demonstrate the competence of those engaged in taking the venture forward.