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Business plan guidance

This business plan [pdf, 164.9kb] prepared by the CCAB-I and the Irish Banking Federation is designed to facilitate the use of a common approach, framework and language in the preparation of business plans and raising of bank finance.

The following templates will help you with the preparation of a business plan, following the guidelines provided in the business plan guide above.
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Our hotel business support section provides tools for owners and managers in the hotel sector in areas such as finance and research, and aims to help you identify key areas for improvement within your business.

View resources for the hotel sector

Lead a medium tourism business

This section is aimed at owners and managers, and is an ideal resource for learning how a business should plan and work effectively. Use the practical online guides and easy-to-use templates provided to help management understand and address the current market and economic conditions competently, and to confidently prepare for the challenges in the months and years ahead.
Select from the range of practical tools and templates below that focus on keys areas, and improve your tourism business.

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Sales and marketing is a critical driver of top-line growth and requires a structured, integrated and professional approach.

Promote your business
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The effectiveness of your financial management system plays an important role in ensuring that profitability targets are achieved.

Manage your profitability

How can you best position yourself to secure bank funding and where else is finance available?

Watch our webinar to find out more about government initiatives and how to source finance for your business.

Read more about finance in Tourism Matters [pdf, 99kb]
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Without comprehensive and effective planning, a business cannot maximise the use of available resources.

Plan for your business
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It is not a cliché to say that the greater the effectiveness of your management team, the better the achievements of your business.

Manage your people
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There is a range of supporting processes, including environmental management, which, if well managed, can help raise business performance and ultimately improve profitability levels.

Drive your business processes

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