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Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) Every voluntary and community organisation can benefit from a written business plan which sets out the direction and planned performance of an organisation. Business plans are developed within the wider context provided by the strategic plan. It usually details the steps required to achieve the organisation's mission or strategy.
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13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind Having never taken a business class in college I find that I read and listen to a lot of business books to round out my education. The books usually aren't "How to Manage Your Cash Flow" but rather get me to rethink the way I run my business, which--despite no business classes or diploma--continues to be in business 13 plus years after I started it. In that time, here are 13 of the books that had the biggest impact on how I run my business (in no particular order): My Lockbox - Free software downloads and software reviews Pros very simple and easy to get around this software Cons Starting a Nonprofit - How to Write Your Business Plan Question: What is a Business Plan and Why Do I Need One for My Nonprofit? Answer: Nonprofits have a lot in common with a business, and managers of both must understand and follow a lot of the same practices.