Assessment 2: Preparation of Business Plan Weighting: 75% Guideline length: maximum 5000 words Mode of activity: Individual You are required to write a business plan either for a business idea you have. This can be a real or an imaginary business or a plan for an existing small business. Whilst you do not have to follow any precise format, a specimen format is provided in the textbook. The interactive chapter exercises on the textbook website allow you to build your plan step-by-step and place it in this format. Specimen plans are readily available on the internet. However be warned, do not copy the contents of on-line plans. Turnitin will reveal this and it is an academic offence which will automatically cause you to fail the assessment. Marks will be awarded for the thoroughness of the plan, not for the profit-making potential of the business idea. A good plan that proves the idea to be unviable can receive full marks. A profit projection, breakeven calculation, monthly cash flow forecast and balance sheet are required only for the first year. You must provide details of the assumptions on which these are based.