key features

  • Written for UK businesses
  • Simple to use
  • Helps with strategy
  • Easy financial forecasts

Ideal business plan for UK high growth start-ups and SMEs

Ideally suited for UK high growth start-up companies and SMEs in the 2-5 year life cycle, stepbystep is probably the best UK business plan software available – see Userviews on the product. The 2006 version offers many market leading benefits and features.

User Benefits

Easy to use

• Simple, straightforward approach
• Work in bite-sized chunks
• Easy updating for future years
• Produces comprehensive, flexible document
• Tutorial/Help manual included

• Prompts for content
• Helps with strategic thinking
• Multi-user & multi-company options
• For use by business owners/managers & advisors

• Enables objective assessment of whole business operation
• Maximises use of preparation time with on-screen access
• Saves time preparing financial forecasts

Product Features

• Clear navigation and full on-screen instructions
• Action List facility to memo items for actioning
• Outputs in Microsoft Word
• Executive Summary & Contents Page
• Technical support provided

• Guidance Notes on information to include
• Preset email facility for sending to another party
• Up to 100 users and 100 companies

• Marketing, Personnel, Operations, Finance & Risk

Assessment sections
• 3 year Financial spreadsheets in Excel format with Unit &

£ Sales, P&L, Cash Flow & VAT calculation
• Notes to prepare Balance Sheet & Financial ratios
• Sensitivity analysis to test variations on P&L

About the company

Harcourt Business Systems have been delivering practical and affordable business solutions to small to medium size growth companies (SMEs) since 1993. As a consultancy specialising in Business Planning, the UK software was originally developed to provide clients with a user-friendly business planning format. Since 2000, it has been used by many businesses and business plan advisers – including Business Links – to help companies create successful plans for expansion, raise finance and develop their business strategy.

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