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Operations Plans

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Operations Plan Outline from Pottawatomie County Executive Operations

Writing an Operations Plan

 

  • What is operations
  • Should operations be in a business plan?

Content of the Operations Plan

 

  • Business location
  • Operating facilities and equipment
  • Production and operating procedures
  • Purchasing procedures
  • Inventory management procedures
  • Quality control procedures
  • Customer service procedures
  • Organization structure
  • Management plan

Establishing a Web Presence

 

  • Web site hosts
  • Web site development
  • Selecting a domain name

Not all Operations plans need to be in written word form. A flowchart can be a powerful and easy way to communicate an operational process. The chart below shows a painting process. You can find the entire system at http://www.mntap.umn.edu/prevention/processflow.html

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Jim Muehlhaussen has traveled the country collecting the best and worst practices from business owners. The 51 Fatal Business Errors provides a quick and easy format to learn from other business owners’ successes and failures. Each error contains a real-life example and definitive action-steps needed to improve common areas of weakness in small businesses. The dangerous (but common) mistakes described are outlined in four categories: “Myth -Busters,” Improving your personal effectiveness,” Using best practices,” and “Mule-kicks” – Muehlhausen’s bluntly honest tips that realign the way small business owners typical lines of thought. Readers will be able to use it to energize themselves about the boundless possibilities of their businesses while giving them practical steps to move forward to the next level.

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