Do we have a robust plan that has reasonable financial predictions of income and expenditure/cash-flow and a balance sheet?
Does the plan include a detailed budget and cash-flow for the coming year and projections for future years?
What is our policy for contingency and reserves?
We are working to a plan to ensure that we deliver our vision and objectives within budget.
The British Library Business & IP Centre at St Pancras, London can help you start, run and grow your business.
The British Library Business and IP Centre website includes a plethora of free, really in-depth guides to different elements of starting and running a business.
Mindtools is a website providing management, leadership & career training and a range of tools and resources on a number of management subjects. Access to many of these requires a subscription of US$1 per month. However, many articles are available free online. An eBook containing all its online tools is available for download for around US$20.
'Risk Analysis & Risk Management: Evaluating and Managing the Risks You Face' is a freely available article (explaining how to identify, estimate and manage risks.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is an organisation which "gives voice and support to civil society" by supporting the voluntary and community sectors with advice and information.
NCVO publications include an Introductory Pack on Funding and Finance, 'VAT for Voluntary Organisations' and 'Introducing Funding and Finance'.