ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan Report

ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan Report
The purpose of this assignment is to create a short but comprehensive three-year business plan for a new for-profit business venture. You will then benchmark your plan against plans by your peers in Assessment Task 2.

The plan should be a maximum of 9 pages, including financial information as per below, but excluding references. ANY MATERIAL BEYOND THE PAGE LIMIT WILL NOT BE MARKED.

About the Book

ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan Report

(individual task – 25%) ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan Report

This task is due 5pm, 11 April 2018 (Week 7 Wednesday)

ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan ReportThe purpose of this assignment is to create a short but comprehensive three-year business plan for a new for-profit business venture. You will then benchmark your plan against plans by your peers in Assessment Task 2.

The plan should be a maximum of 9 pages, including financial information as per below, but excluding references. ANY MATERIAL BEYOND THE PAGE LIMIT WILL NOT BE MARKED.

Each plan must contain the following elements:

  • 1/ A one-page summary of your business plan [max 1 page] 2/ The business opportunity [max 2 pages]
  • 3/ The sales and marketing strategy [max 2 pages] 4/ The operational strategy [max 2 pages]
  • 5/ The financial plans [max 2 pages]
  • 6/ References [Not included in page limit]

The plan should also be presented in a logical and appealing manner.

Apart from the one-page summary (which can be in whatever format you wish), you should use 12 point Arial font and line spacing should be minimum of 1.15. Standard margins should be used (top and bottom 2.54cm; left and right 3.17cm).

The assignment will be marked by tutors.

Assignments should be submitted online via iLearn.

ACCG 308 Assignment 1 Business Plan Report

YOU MUST INCLUDE A SIGNED COVERSHEET

No coversheet = 10% mark deduction

The coversheet is available here: 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your business plan will be available to your student peers, as well as staff of Macquarie University. If you have a business idea that you wish to keep confidential DO NOT submit this idea as part of this unit. Macquarie University accepts no liability for cases where a business plan submitted by one student is subsequently executed by another student.

26 February 2018

Assignment 1: Business Plan Report FAQs

1/ Do I have to reference my sources?

Yes – if you are referring to external information – industry reports, statistics etc. then they should be properly referenced.

2/ Do I have to follow a particular referencing format?

No, as long as it is consistent. However we recommend using APA 6. For more information about this style and help with referencing refer to this library blog post:

3/ Does my reference list count in the 9-page limit?

No. It should be included as an appendix.

4/ My amazing financial report / awesome marketing plan / brilliant idea can’t possibly fit into the page limit.

We realise that you will have lots more detail behind what you are submitting. But you have to make it concise, punchy and to the point.

5/ I’ve got to the end of the process and I realise that my idea isn’t going to make that much money (in fact I now think it sucks). What should I do?

We are not judging the quality of your idea, but rather how well you can put together a business plan. So don’t worry and submit your plan anyway. Include a comment in the plan that makes it clear that this is not a profitable opportunity, but point to areas that might warrant further exploration (and don’t quit your day job just yet).

6/ How realistic should my plan be?

It should be as realistic as possible. If you really think you can get equity finance of a few billion then sure, present your plan for beating Apple at making phones. Otherwise present something that you might just be able to pull off (with a bit of luck).

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the page above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."