30 Day Business Plan

  • Day - Problem

    Day - Problem
    In the first day, the first steps that need to be taken is coming with a problem and that you see needs to be addressed. A way that you can collect your thoughts about the problem is doing a brainstorm. The problem we faced was deforestation and lack of trees from the bushfires.
  • Day 2 - Cause

    Day 2 - Cause
    Once the problem has been chosen, you need to consider what causes the problem. This step will help you get to the root of the problem. By considering the causes it will help you to come up with a more accurate and valid solution. By using a root cause analysis tree, you can understand the problem and causes more clearly.
  • Day 3 - Solution

    Day 3 - Solution
    The next step is coming up with a solution to your problem. You need to consider the causes and how it will affect your solution. You need to make sure your solution is reasonable, realistic and achievable. Considering the cost of the solution is also important, of the solution is to expensive and non- reasonably priced you are going to have trouble get funding or donations.
  • Day 4 - Target market

    Day 4 - Target market
    You need to collect data about you target market by doing online surveys and social media polls. Consider their age, interests/hobbies, where they live, values, job and how much they are willing to spend on a product/service.
    For our seed box, our target market is customers effected by the bushfires (VIC,QLD,NSW) and people living in the rural area.
  • Day 5 - Refining target market

    Day 5 - Refining target market
    You think need to think about who your target market is and consider the results from the survey. This step is important because understanding your target market will help change or tweak the product or service to fit the target market, knowing you market will also help when it comes to advertising.
  • Day 6 - Name

    Day 6 - Name
    Coming up with a name for your product/service is the next step. Try a have a name that’s straight forward and draws people’s attention.
  • Day 7 - Logo

    Day 7 - Logo
    Creating a logo, using bright appealing colours to draw the views in. Here's a great website to make a logo https://www.wix.com/createlogo6/logo-maker?
    I created my own logo using the website.
  • Day 8 - Where the product is available

    Day 8 - Where the product is available
    Think about where the product is going to be sold, whether that’s online or instore.
  • Day 9 - Creating

    Day 9 - Creating
    Creating a demo of the product, a brochure or a presentation.
  • Day 10 - Market validation

    Day 10 - Market validation
    Conduct an interview or survey to see what people think of the product.
  • Day 11 - Applying feedback

    Day 11 - Applying feedback
    Go back to the drawing board and consider the feedback from the market validation. Tweak and edit product/service.
  • Day 12 - Market validation

    Day 12 - Market validation
    Once the changed have been made, from the feedback. Conduct an interview or survey again.
  • Day 13 - Funding

    Day 13 - Funding
    If the second lot of feedback comeback with only positive thoughts. You need to consider where you are going to get you funding from whether that’s GoFundMe, a grant, donation or fund raising. You may want to set up a excel spreadsheet to analysis you cash inflow and outflow, by using financial statement. To know where your money is coming from and being spent. You will need to set up a bank account as well.
  • Day 14 - Funding (Day 2)

    Day 14 - Funding (Day 2)
    If you are having trouble get funding from the 4 examples from the previous side, you may need to think about taking out a loan or considering whether you need to rethink you costs.
  • Day 15 - Employees

    Day 15 - Employees
    Think about whether you need to hire some more staff as your business grows.
  • Day 16 - Location

    Day 16 - Location
    Choose a business location, where you want your product to be sold and made. For our seed box they are available online and instore. Our store in located in a rural area because that's where most of our target market is located.
  • Day 17 - Suppliers

    Day 17 - Suppliers
    Contact suppliers for materials that you need for your service or product. Try a pick location suppliers as the materials will arrive faster and it helps the local community. For our seed box our gum tree supplier is https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/gum-tree-seed.html.
  • Day 18 - Advertising

    Day 18 - Advertising
    Meet with an advertising specialist to help you pick a slogan or ad that best suits your business.
  • Day 19 - Promoting

    Day 19 - Promoting
    Promote your product by your social media. Give sneak peaks of your product to draw consumers in. Using a celebrity to promote your product is also a great way to promote your business.
  • Day 20 - Prototyping

    Day 20 - Prototyping
    Create a prototype
  • Day 21 - Market validation

    Day 21 - Market validation
    Conduct another market validation to see if customers like the location of the store, adverting, promoting and the protype.This is important because it’s the finally tick of approval before the mass production of the product.
  • Day 22 - Apply

    Day 22 - Apply
    Add changes to the adverting or protype if the results of the market validation suggests so.
  • Day 23 - Safety

    Day 23 - Safety
    your prototype and design need to be up to Australian safety standards. It needs to have a General Certificate Conformity issued.
  • Day 24 - Collecting materials

    Day 24 - Collecting materials
    Once your product is up to safety standards. You can begin by collect your materials.
  • Day 25 - Mass production

    Day 25 - Mass production
    Start mass production.You may need to hire more employees to supervisor the production of the product.
  • Day 26 - Launch party prep

    Day 26 -  Launch party prep
    Organise a launch party. Invite additional investor and companies that might want to sell some of your product in their stores.
  • Day 27 - Launch party

    Day 27 - Launch party
    Great for additional funding and donations
  • Day 28 - Organising store

    Day 28 - Organising store
    Add banners and signs with bright colours to draw customers in. arrange product so its appealing to the eye.
  • Day 29 - Promoting

    Day 29 - Promoting
    Spread the word that your store is open for business tomorrow, use social media.
  • Day 30 - Launch

    Day 30 - Launch
    Opening store doors