Sales Planning and Business Plans

Writing a business plan can be tricky when all the books on the subject fail to keep updating their editions. One significant factor is the sales planning in business plans, yet few books show examples of how to explain online sales which will contribute to your over all stores sales in your retail outlet. Additionally many service companies take orders online and dispatch their units from there. Even Dominoes Pizza often takes credit cards over the phone, many companies now allow online ordering.

Investors and bankers need to understand that you are cutting edge in your new business before they will either loan or invest dollars to you. You need to have a plan for this and you need to carefully communicate it in your business plan. Below please find a sample online sales description to give you some ideas of how to write this up in your business plan. This sample is from a simple business; a mobile car wash franchised outlet. You will print this out and then take a legal pad and make notes of how you will do your online sales. Use this sample and modify it to best fit your plans for the future. You will then formulate your own website sales and online sales section of your business plan to help you in the road ahead. Think on this.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Web Site Sales

Customers will be able to order car wash services via the Internet and The Car Wash Guys web site. This information will be instantly paged to us and the money can be paid with a credit card using Cybercash.

Credit Card Sales

We will entice all customers to use our credit card system as their method of payment. This speeds up customer contact time and leaves more time to wash cars. By charging people's credit card, they can be sold booklets of car wash tickets in advance. This way cars can be washed without having to make change or waiting for people to write checks. It also helps because people are more apt to buy additional services when using plastic money instead of paper money.

We will put additional trucks in areas where credit card usage is highest, eliminating excess employee pilferage. We will have safe encrypted storage to prevent identity theft of these credit card numbers, because we realize the FTC is impotent in protecting the consumer.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:

Strategic planning utilizing quality improvement tools  Process Excellence NetworkStrategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does and why it ...
How to Do Strategic Planning Like a Futurist  Harvard Business ReviewI recently helped a large industrial manufacturing company with its strategic planning process. With so much uncertainty surrounding autonomous vehicles, 5G, ...
Admin 101: How to Plan for Strategic Planning  The Chronicle of Higher EducationOne of the biggest logjams in strategic planning occurs when the process begins without any agreement on how decisions will be made.
Strategic plan on hold  Waupaca County NewsThe Weyauwega-Fremont School District is taking a break from its strategic planning process. It has been working with Louise Blankenheim to develop a new ...
Twitter Releases Major Events Calendar for August to Assist with Strategic Planning  Social Media TodayWe're now well into the second half of 2019, and just months away from 2020. Felt like there would be more shiny metal things around the place. Despite the ...
Snapchat Releases Holiday Marketing Insights Guide to Assist with Strategic Planning  Social Media TodayIt still feels like a long way off, but with only a few months to go, the time is now to start planning your holiday marketing approach for 2019. Will Snapchat be part ...
Developers: Why You Should Care about Local Strategic Planning Statements - Strategic Planning - United States  Mondaq News AlertsWith NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Robert Stokes' desire to end spot rezonings, and Labor's recent moves to prohibit pre-gateway reviews ...
Proctor Schools Start Strategic Planning Process  WDIOLeaders from the Proctor Schools gathered Tuesday to start brainstorming ideas for their strategic plan. Folks from the Minnesota School Boards Association ...
Strategic Planning Committee to host town hall meeting  Crossville ChronicleThe Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) will be hosting the final of three town hall meetings planned for this year on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the.
RSU 9 board tackles strategic planning  Lewiston Sun JournalFARMINGTON — The Educational Policy Committee in Regional School Unit 9 met Tuesday night to begin the process of creating a long-term strategic plan.
Your Ideas Matter: The Making of Marine Strategic Planning and the Future of War  War on the RocksMaybe you've already heard about the Marine commandant's new planning guidance. Maybe you haven't. If you care about how strategy at the *service* level ...
Sandbox Adds New Strategic Planner 08/12/2019  MediaPost CommunicationsSandbox is hiring Neil Cleary as vice president, strategic planning to direct and manage strategy across the agency's client roster. This newly added role helps ...
Strategic plan digs down into the data  Crain's Cleveland BusinessCounty Council members required more from the latest strategic plan and pushed the development office to present at least five specific economic objectives for ...
Lech details JPS strategic plan  Jamestown SunIt is my sincerest hope that the summer break has been good for our students and families as we look to soon begin another school year. As always, I appreciate ...
RSU 9 board makes strategic planning top priority  Lewiston Sun JournalFARMINGTON — As Regional School Unit 9 prepares to open schools for the 2019-20 school year, its board of directors met Tuesday night, July 23 to review ...
Associate Vice-President, Institutional Research and Strategic Planning job with HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY | 173427  Times Higher Education (THE)Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is a young and vibrant university, delivering world-class teaching, research, and community outreach in the context of a ...
The hot topics being covered during strategic planning  Credit Union JournalThis story is the latest installment in Credit Union Journal's ongoing special report on strategic planning, which will run throughout the month of July.
Buncombe commissioners begin 2040 strategic planning  Mountain XpressWhat do the Navy SEALs and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners have in common? Both hired Madison, Wis.-based futurist Rebecca Ryan to guide ...
TRL accepting feedback on strategic planning; local meetings scheduled  KXRO NewsradioThe Timberland Regional Library have scheduled meetings, including one locally, to get community feedback and input on their draft 2020-2022 Strategic Plan;.
Charles businesses requested to give feedback on strategic plan  SoMdNews.comThe Charles County Economic Development Department requests feedback from local businesses for an update of the county's Economic Development ...
Staff Present Chelan PUD Commissioners with Proposed Five-Year Strategic Plan - NewsRadio 560 KPQ  KPQChelan PUD Commissioners were presented the proposed five-year strategic plan Monday. Direct Services Managing Director Justin Erickson says they ...
School board eyes new strategic planning  Cleveland Daily BannerCleveland City Schools is getting ready to embark on a new strategic planning process which could shape the district's priorities over the next few years. Director ...
In Southbury: Strategic Plan Details Presentation Topic | Top Stories  PrimePublishers.comSOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen voted on Thursday, August 1, to recommend to the Charter Revision Commission that the Strategic Planning ...
College Town: Consortium to develop new strategic plan  Worcester TelegramThe Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts is going to work on a new strategic plan, the organization said this week.The consortium, which ...
The flaw in Sydney's new 'local strategic planning statements'  LexologyThe release of the first 12 draft 'local strategic planning statements' has exposed a major flaw in Sydney's newest strategic land use planning…
NASA Robots Rove Through Caves for Underground DARPA Competition (Video)  Space.comDARPA is holding a competition for robots from around the world to compete in underground exploration.
More delays: local strategic planning statements and the low rise medium density housing code postponed again  LexologyTwo NSW Government signature policies — 'local strategic planning statements' and the 'low rise medium density housing code' have been delayed yet again.
iTV Network appoints R K Arora as Director – Strategy and Planning  Exchange4MediaArora was, until recently, the Executive Director and CEO of Zee Media Corporation Limited.
Lockport seeks resident feedback for strategic planning  The Herald-NewsLockport officials want residents' help in polishing up the strategic planning process. The city recently released an online survey for residents to supply their ...
College Unveils New Plan — SOAR to 2024 | County  The MissourianThe SOAR to 2024 strategic plan for East Central College was unveiled Wednesday night, Aug. 14, to the public.
Southern Environmental Association conduct Strategic Planning Session  Breaking Belize NewsSince the formation of the Southern Environmental Association (SEA) in 2008, protected areas management for Laughing Bird Caye National Park (LBCNP) and ...
Perry Village Council will discuss strategic plan at Aug. 22 work session  News-Herald.comPerry Village Council will be examining what kind of progress is being made on achieving goals in the community's strategic plan.
GRA develops 5 years strategic plan  The PointThe senior management and board of directors at The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) last Friday converged at Senegambia Beach Hotel where they...
ECC to Host Meeting On New Strategic Plan — To Seek Public Feedback  The MissourianThe community will have a “town hall opportunity” to view East Central College's strategic plan before it is presented to the board of trustees.
Timberland Library Seeks Community Feedback as It Crafts Next Strategic Plan  Centralia ChronicleTimberland Regional Library Director Cheryl Heywood, talks during a Board of County Commissioners meeting in June at the Lewis County Historical ...
Cincinnati Public Schools Lays Out 3-Year Strategic Plan  WVXUCincinnati Public Schools is launching a three-year strategic plan Friday. Superintendent Laura Mitchell lays out the five-point roadmap during the Back to.
The trouble with England's first joint strategic plan  PlanningResourceA decision by planning inspectors examining a joint strategic plan (JSP) produced by four councils in the west of England could have far-reaching implications ...
Jobs: Strategic Planning & Business Development Executive - Uganda Airlines -  Kampala DispatchJob Title: Strategic Planning & Business Development Executive Organisation: Uganda Airlines Duty Station: Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. About Us:
Five Strategies For Retaining Your Workforce | OPEN MINDS  OPEN MINDSGreetings from Long Beach and The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute! In today's session, Best Practices In Workforce Development: ...
County Strategic Plan Moves Forward  Fairfax County Government NewsCenterIn the months since public feedback on the Fairfax County's first-ever strategic plan yielded nine areas of focus, teams have been working to further define and ...
Andrews town council acknowledges need for strategic planning  South Strand newsThe town of Andrews city council and administration attended the Municipal Association of South Carolina's annual meeting in Greenville to network and share ...
Public helps fire department develop strategic plan  The Wilson TimesFor the first time in more than a decade, Wilson Fire/Rescue Services is working to update the department's strategic plan and on Monday, the agency invited ...
SPP Strategic Planning Committee Briefs: July 15, 2019  RTO InsiderSPP's Strategic Planning Committee debated the merits of deterministic versus probabilistic planning approaches during a review of transmission investment.
Butler County communities crafting strategic plans, seeking residents’ input  Hamilton Journal NewsLiberty Twp. is the latest Butler County community taking the pulse of residents as it updates strategic plans for the future. Liberty is launching its strategic plan ...
Bolivar prepares strategic plan, Alfred State to aid in study  Olean Times HeraldBOLIVAR — The first step in an effort to revitalize Bolivar is complete, with a community and Alfred State College partnership ready for the next.
MMGY Global acquires strategic planning firm NEXTFactor, entering Canadian market  Travel Daily News InternationalVANCOUVER - MMGY Global announced the acquisition of NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc., a strategic planning and consulting company focused on the travel and ...
DOE Leadership Starting Work On New 10-Year Strategic Plan  Honolulu Civil BeatAs the Hawaii Department of Education begins the ambitious task of shaping a new 10-year strategic plan, it's looking to build off the existing plan while setting ...
Young Foundation more proactive with strategic plan | Local News  messenger-inquirerThe Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation has been quietly working behind the scenes for two decades.
District 11 unveils a strategic plan and a new look  Colorado Springs IndependentColorado Springs School District 11 is heading into the 2019-20 school year with a new look and a new mission. Classes don't officially begin until this week, but ...
Auburn Public Library seeks input for strategic plan  Auburn VillagerThe Auburn Public Library (APL) is developing a strategic plan to guide decisions about collections, programs, facilities and services for fiscal years 2021 ...
Silver City Museum unveils plan, heads for reaccreditation  Silver City Daily Press and IndependentSilver City's history museum has a new strategic plan to guide it into a new era, and Bart Roselli, interim director of the Silver City Museum, presented it to the ...
Strategic planning, efficiency procedures on Mingus retreat agenda  Verde IndependentContents of this site are © Copyright 2019 The Verde Independent and Western News&Info®, Inc. All rights reserved. | Terms of *Service* | Privacy Policy.
5 Ways Financial Marketers Can Gain Seats at the Strategy Table  The Financial BrandMarketing officers must do a little image-enhancing of their own inside banks and credit unions to gain a key strategic role.
Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions  ForbesThe recent yield curve inversion often signals a recession within 14 months or so. For a supply chain organization, demand planning becomes very difficult in ...
YWCA Niagara aims to push for equity with new strategic plan  Niagarathisweek.comThe Issue: Homelessness and poverty Local Impact: The YWCA Niagara Region is taking a leadership role to push for equity and social justice, the underlying ...
Warwick’s strategic plan is focused on development  Sarnia and Lambton County This WeekWarwick Township has a new three-year strategic plan focused on attracting development and providing safe, affordable living.That includes plans for downtown ...
Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan For Law Firms  The National Law ReviewUndergoing a strategic planning process is a worthwhile endeavor, but only if it's done with the support and involvement of everyone in the firm. Kate Pearch ...
JCHC to Set Strategic Plan Work Session  Sheridan MediaThe Board of Trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center discussed their need to update their Strategic Plan, and tried to finalize a date to do so.
A familiar face: Teri Balser on her interim presidency, strategic planning  Dal NewsDalhousie's leadership during the transition to its next president and vice-chancellor has a familiar face. Following the conclusion of Peter MacKinnon's ...
Have your say on Durham Region's new strategic plan  durhamradionews.comThey're currently renewing the region's five-year strategic plan and they're asking for your input. The plan also helps officials decide on *service* planning and ...
Houston Northwest Chamber gathers feedback for new strategic plan  ChronThe Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce intends to implement a new strategic plan at the beginning of next year. As part of the new plan's development ...
Dian Brownfield column: Citys strategic plan needs revision  Savannah Morning NewsYogi Berra, former New York Yankees catcher and famed “philosopher,” offered this advice, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace ...
West Virginia University starting a year of strategic action  WV NewsAs a new academic year begins on America's college campuses, everyone is cataloging their aspirations. Students are filling out their planners and setting goals ...
Companies devise strategies for slump  Arkansas Democrat-GazetteRon Pierce has one eye on expanding his information-technology business and the other on something he can't control: the economy.
Call to bolster north as Beijing threat grows  The AustralianAustralia has been warned it must urgently test its ability to defend its northern borders, amid aggressive expansion of Chinese defence and strategic interests in ...
Essick outlines goals, accountability for Sheriff's Office in new plan  Santa Rosa Press DemocratThe Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has unveiled its first-ever strategic plan, a document crafted by Sheriff Mark Essick to set priorities for the county's largest law ...
Job of the Week: Senior HPC Specialist at New York University  insideHPCNew York University is seeking a Senior HPC Specialist in our Job of the Week. In this role, you will provide technical leadership in design, development, ...
Why risk management is vital for digital transformation  Tahawul TechSam Olyaei, senior principal analyst and conference chair, Gartner, discusses how security and risk strategies have evolved in the digital age. How is the ...
McCann Health promotes Hilary Gentile to global chief strategy officer  pharmaphorumMcCann Health has promoted Hilary Gentile to the newly created position of global chief strategy officer. Hilary has been with McCann for 20 years and served ...
Football, volleyball return to Charles City High School  WWBT NBC12 NewsCharles City High School will field both a varsity football and volleyball team for the fall 2019-2020 season.
The Week That Was: All of Lawfare in One Post  LawfareSusan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes shared the fifth episode of The Report, Lawfare's podcast series telling the story contained in Robert Mueller's 448-page ...
City schools seek volunteers for Community Engagement panels  Cleveland Daily BannerCleveland City Schools officials are asking people to share their thoughts on programs affecting local students by joining the district's Community Engagement ...
Charla Huber: All good things come to an end  Times ColonistThere is no denying that we can all do better, and it would be juvenile to think there is no room for improvement. Often, improvement is something that we can ...
Akron Ohio News - Revere school board mulling new strategic plan  Akron Leader PublicationsAkron, Ohio As the beginning of the new school year approaches, Revere Local Schools Board of Education members turned their focus to...
Global Strategic Planning Software Market 2019 Planview, Cascade, ClearPoint, OnStrategy, Envisio Solutions  The Market-News 24The Global Strategic Planning Software market report studies market status, competition landscape, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, ...
6 Tips for Running Offsites That Aren't a Waste of Time  Harvard Business ReviewLet's face it. Team strategy offsite meetings are expensive and time-consuming. While these events can provide a great environment for team building and ...
Halifax County Service Authority board approves support for strategic plan  YourGV.comHalifax County *Service* Authority Board members at Thursday's meeting approved a $5000 donation to the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce to support ...
Central Catholic High School unveils $12 million expansion  KSAT 12After 50 years of strategic planning, Central Catholic High School unveiled its $12 million expansion Saturday evening.
Do you have a strategy for your dental practice?  Dentistry IQPlanning for the future is a very important step for dentists. Setting goals keeps the team motivated and focused. What are your long-term goals? Setting them up ...
Select Board adds update of town facilities to strategic plan  Nantucket Island Inquirer(July 25, 2019) The Select Board updated its strategic plan Wednesday afternoon, adding a new priority for town government to its current list of improving ...
SIU, partners set to unveil strategic plan for Pyramid State Park, Sparta shooting complex  The SouthernCARBONDALE — For more than a year, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Innovation and Economic Development office has been facilitating studies ...
Ed Willes: Lions desperately need fresh faces to replace Braley's stale franchise  Canada.comWhen David Braley bought the B.C. Lions in 1996 he almost certainly saved the franchise and, by extension, saved the CFL. Six years after he took over the ...
Strategies for optimal physician practice onboarding  Managed Healthcare ExecutiveDespite high levels of merger activity, healthcare organizations still struggle to effectively integrate physician practices into the fold.
People are central to the success of Industry 4.0 strategies  Consultancy.com.auPutting people at the centre of Industry 4.0 will pay dividends and boost business performance, says Ashley Darley from Pollen Consulting Group.
Port of Toledo offers strategic lessons for Astoria  Daily AstorianTOLEDO — Marine workers, business leaders and politicians gathered earlier this month to watch the trawler Pegasus get lowered into the Yaquina River from ...
Schulte appointed AVP for Strategy, Performance and Accountability at WKU  WKU NewsDr. Bruce Schulte, Head of the Biology Department at WKU, has been appointed Associate Vice President for Strategy, Performance and Accountability.
Op Ed: Strategic planning to meet NWC's challenges  Cody EnterpriseNorthwest College is lucky to call Park County home.
Baby Dugong 'Mariam' Dies in Thailand With Plastic in Stomach  Asharq Al-awsat EnglishA sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of ...
Fulshear approves first economic development strategic plan  Community Impact NewspaperJul 31, 2019: Fulshear City Council approved the strategic framework for the city's first economic development plan at its July 30 joint special meeting. The plan ...
Governor Ducey Appoints Mike Faust As Director Of Department Of Child Safety  Signals AZGovernor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Mike Faust as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).
New Sun Belt Commish talks strategic plan, hoops scheduling at ULM  Monroe News StarIt's easy to label Keith Gill a “basketball guy.” After all, the Sun Belt Conference's new commissioner spent the past two years in the offices of the ...
Valley Prosperity Partnership plans future without Tammy Miller  Jamestown SunValley Prosperity Partnership will move forward with one of its co-chairs in place, while unveiling a new leadership structure. Written By: Sam Easter / Forum ...
Whitchurch-Stouffville council passes strategic plan for 2019-22  yorkregion.comCouncil identified 4 priority pillars that will help guide the town for the next 4 years.
Havering's planning committee considers application to demolish Rainham buildings and replace with 259 homes  Romford RecorderHavering Council's strategic planning committee considered an application to demolish buildings properties and redevelop a site in New Road, Rainham.
COTAs leader looks past buses for the future of transportation  The Columbus DispatchJoanna Pinkerton has been president and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority for more than a year now, and she wants to link the system's buses to other ...
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING MANAGER - Cat Digital  Built In ChicagoCat Digital is hiring for a STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING MANAGER in Chicago. Find more details about the job and how to apply at Built In Chicago.
Washington State Parks asks: What should we focus on in the future? • Newstalk KBKW  Newstalk KBKWThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning the process to develop the agency's 2021-31 strategic plan and would like the public's ...
UVA board of visitors signs off on Ryan's strategic plan  Richmond.comThe University of Virginia can move forward on its new strategic plan after the board of visitors approved it Friday — but how it will be implemented, financed and ...
East Central College to unveil strategic plan to community  The Rolla Daily NewsEast Central College invites area community members to the college's campus on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. as it unveils its new strategic plan, ...
The Seven Keys To Successful Strategic Planning  ForbesStrategic planning is a critical business practice for positioning an organization for success, aligning leaders to a common plan, and guiding management ...

Top Ten Traits of Strategic Thinkers

Want to become more strategic? Add these traits to your... Read More

Advice To Manufacturers Creating A Business Plan

If you are a manufacturer wanting to use your business... Read More

Five Crucial Components of a Business Plan

The format of a Business Plan is something that has... Read More

How to Write a Business Plan Market Analysis

Writing a business plan is an essential part of the... Read More

How to Grow Your Business by Clearing the Way to Growth

Is your business growing as fast and effectively as it... Read More

How To Prepare A Business Plan That Guarantees Big Profits

It is always said "If you Fail to Plan, you... Read More

Home Improvement Construction Project Planning

The first task before hiring a contractor for home remodeling... Read More

Business Results - Four Critical Success Factors

Scenario OneDuring a recent presentation, a business owner was given... Read More

Business Plan Financial Projections: Stop Worrying About Being Right...

Business plan financial projections seem daunting because they are so... Read More

Your Business: Will It Have A Happy Ending?

"Begin with the end in mind," says Stephen Covey in... Read More

Bounced Checks in Your Business Location Outlets

The new check cashing instant clearing will take some time... Read More

Becoming Wise - Wild & Free - Writing A Successful Business Plan - Part 2 - Do It In Steps

So you've decided to write your own business plan because... Read More

Corporate Venturing For Emerging Growth Companies

The boom of the dot-com era in 1999 brought the... Read More

Building a Better Brick-and-Mortar with the Billion-Dollar Web

More than $117 billion passed hands from Internet shoppers to... Read More

Family and Friends Referrals Make the Best Franchisees

As a franchisor it is imperative that you seek, find... Read More

Going Self-Employed ? A Few Handy Hints

The day you decide to take the plunge and work... Read More

Strategic Acquisition Strategies for Small Businesses

Growth through acquisition should not be considered an option reserved... Read More

How to Snuff Out the Competition Without Leaving a Mark

Does the competition drive you crazy?Are they relentless about taking... Read More

Attributes of Companies You Dont Want to Buy!

There are no "rules of thumb" in the pursuit of... Read More

8 Ways to Earn More Without Working Harder

Conventional wisdom has it that there are only three ways... Read More

Business Plan 101 How to Write a Table of Contents

No matter what business you plan to start in your... Read More

To Go or No Go, That Is The Question

Last week we talked about a few of the ways... Read More

Business Problem Solving

Is there really anything as a problem? Does chaos or... Read More

Under Construction During the Storm ? A Hurricane Guide for Businesses that are Under Construction

As a business owner, you've likely created a hurricane plan... Read More

Own Your Niche by Building a Niche Community

In 1997, David Steele was making the transition from a... Read More