Business Plan Compilation & Applications

A business plan is a written description of your business or projects future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.

Business plans are inherently strategic. You start here, today, with certain resources and abilities. You want to get to a there, a point in the future (usually three to five years out) at which time your business will have a different set of resources and abilities as well as greater profitability and increased assets. Your plan shows how you will get from here to there.

This plan needs to be written, but keeping in mind the addressee. This is where we are able to provide our services.


Project Management

Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavour designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverable) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with operations, which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in a user or project manual, which is created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary — and more ambitious — challenge is to optimize thealloction of necessary inputs and apply them to meet pre-defined objectives.

As soon as a project application for funding is succesfull, one of the biggest chalenges is to keep on track, with your implementation plan, budget and generating sustainability.

No project is certain of receiving funding again, so in order to continue your project should be managed down to the last t.

We offer the peace of mind to clients.


Monitor & Evaluation

Monitoring is the systematic and routine collection of information from projects and programmes for four main purposes:

  • To learn from experiences to improve practices and activities in the future;
  • To have internal and external accountability of the resources used and the results obtained;
  • To take informed decisions on the future of the initiative;
  • To promote empowerment of beneficiaries of the initiative.

Monitoring is a periodically recurring task already beginning in the planning stage of a project or programme. Monitoring allows results, processes and experiences to be documented and used as a basis to steer decision-making and learning processes. Monitoring is checking progress against plans. The data acquired through monitoring is used for evaluation.

Evaluation is assessing, as systematically and objectively as possible, a completed project or programme (or a phase of an ongoing project or programme that has been completed). Evaluations appraise data and information that inform strategic decisions, thus improving the project or programme in the future.

Evaluations should help to draw conclusions about five main aspects of the intervention:

  • relevance
  • effectiveness
  • efficiency
  • impact
  • sustainability

Information gathered in relation to these aspects during the monitoring process provides the basis for the evaluative analysis.