Services - Business Plans

A business plan is used to detail plans for a start-up or existing business. This document is used to describe business goals and strategies, as well as providing a blueprint for financing and marketing plans. Essentially, it provides detailed information about where a company is going and how it will get there.

Many experts consider such a plan critical to the success of a business. In larger scale projects involving managing staff and facilities the grant funders require a business plan to satisfy themselves that the business has a strong chance of succeeding.

A business plan is not just useful for obtaining funding, this type of plan may be reviewed and revised when necessary, allowing those operating a business to retain the strategies that work, eliminate those that don't, and review objectives as the business evolves.

Feasibility Studies

A feasibility study is completed prior to a business plan and is used to help determine whether an idea or business is a viable option that is worth the time, effort and resources.

In order to create a Feasibility Study, groups need to define the nature and scope of their activities which should include their operational, financial, marketing viabilities.

The Feasibility Study should demonstrate “Evidence of Need” and “Adequate Community Consultation and Support”

About Alan Jones Associates:

Alan Jones Associates is a Scottish based strategic community development consultancy specialising in strategic reviews, community engagement, feasibility studies, options appraisals, business planning and securing project funding.

Completed Feasibility Studies and Business Plans

  • Hilton Community Centre Inverness- New cafe
  • Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise- Vision for Nairn
  • Watermill Foundation- Abilities Cycle Track
  • Nairn Hydrotherapy Pool- Business Plan
  • Easy Ayrshire Football Academy- Vision for Academy
  • Galleon Leisure Centre- Review of Business Operations
  • Inverness Sports Centre- Feasibility Study
  • Davoit Tourist Chalets-Options Appraisal
  • Inverness Aquadome- Business Plan
  • New Cumnock outdoor pool- Feasibility Study
  • Broadwood Stadium- Vision for the Future
  • Highland Football Academy- Business Plan
  • Aviemore Sports Centre and Ice Rink- Feasibility Study/Business Plan
  • North Lanarkshire Community Sports Facilities- Feasibility Study
  • Ardersier Old School Hall- Options Appraisal and Feasibility Study
  • Ardersier PLAY- Feasibility Study
  • Edward Street Community Centre Dunoon- Business Plan
  • Maybole Swimming Pool- Business Plan
  • Maybole Golf Course- Business Plan
  • Maybole Town Hall- Business Plan
  • West of Scotland Institute of Sport- Business Plan
  • Maybole Memorial Park Bowling Club
  • Caithness Sports Facilities Ltd- Business Plan
  • Ardersier War Memorial Hall- Business Plan
  • Cantraybridge College-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • South Carrick Community Leisure- Business Plan
  • Garthdee ski centre Aberdeen Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Bearsden Ski Club Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Glenelg Development Trust-Feasibility Study
  • Bellahouston Ski Centre -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Spiers Centre Alloa -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Sports Facilities for New UHI Campus-Options Appraisal
  • Scottish Institute for Sport-Review of Business Operations
  • Space Place Prestwick -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Nertherthird Community Development Company- Feasibility Study
  • Kintyre Community Centre Campbeltown -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Scottish Centre for Personal Safety- Business Plan
  • Elsie Normington Foundation- Business Plan
  • Maybole Skate Park- Business Plan
  • Carrick Academy Sports Pitches- Business Plan
  • Glebe Park Sports Pavilion- Business Plan
  • Balvonie Park Association-Feasibility Study
  • Ladywell Stadium, Maybole- Business Plan
  • Russian Arctic Convoy Project- Business Plan
  • John O Groats Mill-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Huntly Development Trust Sports Hub-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Grantown on Spey YMCA- Business Plan
  • Caol PLAY- Feasibility Study
  • Friends of Banavie Park- Feasibility Study
  • Inshes Park Phases 1 and 2- Feasibility Studies (3)
  • Caithness Broch Project- Business Plan
  • The Shieling Project- Business Plan
  • Lossiemouth Skate Park- Feasibility Study
  • Bankfoot Skate park- Feasibility Study
  • Banchory Wheeled Sports Facility- Feasibility Study
  • Lochmaddy Old school- Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • St Columba’s Church Islay- Business Plan
  • Shetland North Yell Council- Business Plan
  • Struan Road Perth Hall Association- -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Community Action for Raigmore Estate- Feasibility Study
  • Rothienorman Village Hall- Feasibility Study
  • Fraserburgh Fitness Centre--Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Fraserburgh South Links Sports Hub Project-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Highland Indoor Velodrome- Business Plan
  • Troon Wheeled Sports Facility- Feasibility Study
  • Hawick Community Pump Track- Feasibility Study
  • Muirhouse Youth Development Group- -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Nevis Range Business Plan and Vision for Nevis Range
  • Strathpeffer Residents Association- Business Plan
  • Bill McLaren Foundation-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • North Kessock Ticket Office Project-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Scourie Community Development Company-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Kinlochbervie Community Sports Hub-Feasibility Study
  • Kinlochbervie Community Company- Business Plan
  • Watermill Foundation Ltd- Feasibility Study Bike Adventure Park
  • Sabhal Mor Ostaig Skye Health and Wellbeing Hub-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • North West Skye Recreational Association Sports Hub-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Fascally Park Development Group- Feasibility Study
  • 12 Community Action Plans for South Ayrshire Rural Communities
  • Old Social Work Building Nairn- Feasibility Study
  • Grave Public Hall -Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Wick Community Council- Feasibility Study
  • Clyne Heritage Centre Brora- Feasibility Study
  • Tain Old Picture House--Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Reay Village Hall- Feasibility Study
  • Cumbernauld Cottage Trust-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • St Columba’s Church Islay-Feasibility Study and Business Plan
  • Speakers Club Maybole- Feasibility Study
  • Loch Lomond & Trosscahs National Park- Place making Lochearnhead
  • Central Scotland Green Network Trust-Business Plan for the John Muir Way
  • Highland Council- Place making Active Travel West of Ness
  • Rural Development Trust- Options Appraisal Crawford Village Hall
  • Glenurquhart Childcare Centre- Options Appraisal new child care facilities
  • Broch Skate Club- Feasibility Study Skate park
  • Garguston Farm- Business Plan
  • Brora and District Action Group- A Vision for Brora
  • Dunoon Area Alliance- Master Plan for Outdoor Spaces
  • Peterhead BID Options Appraisal
  • Woodland Wheels Boat of Garten- Feasibility Study Pump Track