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Planning for your business

Planning is an ongoing process, especially in uncertain times. At ANZ, we can help you outline the next steps in your business so you can continue to move forward.

 

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These articles can help you with your business plans.

How to forecast your business’ profit and loss

2-minute read

Different events can change your idea of how much money your business will make over the next year. Likewise, your view of the business expenses you will incur during the coming 12 months may have varied. Use our profit and loss template to help forecast for the year ahead.

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Applying for the R&D tax incentive

4-minute read

The R&D Tax Incentive is a government program aimed at reducing risk for small businesses undertaking research and development. 

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Conducting a business feasibility and market analysis 

3-minute read

As market conditions change, you might be thinking about whether a business idea is still sound and considering exploring new ideas.

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Marketing plans and effective marketing strategy for your business 

3-minute read

With so many changes happening all around us, developing a marketing plan is critical to defining the road ahead and understanding your customers, competition and how you’ll stand out.

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Forecasting your business balance sheet

2-minute read

In times of uncertainty and change, it’s important to consider your business’ balance sheet movements. By forecasting your business’ balance sheet, you will be able to more clearly understand what you’re likely to own or owe at a certain date, allowing you to plan for future business decisions.

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Developing a risk assessment, management plan for your business 

3-minute read

It is important to consider all possible risks and scenarios that may exist both within your business and your external operating environment.

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How to calculate your business’ break-even point

2-minute read

Given changing business scenarios and market conditions, it’s important to know your business’ break-even point to help you decide pricing strategies, set budgets and readjust your business plan.

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Developing your business plan blueprint

4-minute read

As we have seen, changes to market conditions can drastically affect your business’ direction or offerings. 

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Reviewing your business’ pricing strategy

3-minute read

Businesses can experience volatility in demand, which can require rethinking pricing strategy. Having a clear and agile pricing strategy will help you navigate your business through the variable, and sometimes challenging, marketing conditions. 

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How to bid for government contracts 

4-minute read

In the current environment your clients and customers may be changing, and you may consider the possibility of accessing new markets.

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Finding your perfect business idea

3-minute read

Becoming self-employed is a growing trend, particularly in the current environment. The opportunities are endless – but what is the perfect business idea for you? 

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Other business needs

Forecasting your cash flow

Being able to estimate and project cash coming in and out of your business is important for managing your business operations today and into the future.


Improving your cash flow

Running a business smoothly means managing cash flow effectively. Being proactive with forecasting can help protect your business.

Growing your business

There are always opportunities for a business to develop and grow. At ANZ, we can help guide you through what's important and what to avoid.

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