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Business Implementation Plan Sample Template & Examples

Updated on September 2, 2013
business implementation plan
business implementation plan

Business implementation or operation plan is the single most important factor for bringing life to your business. Strategic plan only gives you the layout and overall picture of the business goals-it is operational plan, which actually let you meet all the business objectives. A well-defined operational or business implementation plan should consider the following aspects.

  • How your company will achieve its strategic plan
  • It must predicts the time-line of accomplishing your desired goals
  • It should help you to break down business needs and goals into smaller objectives and tasks, so as it becomes easier for you to clearly understand the implementation phases and the amount of efforts required bringing success into your business.
  • It also gives you the necessary information on how much effective and functional your entire business goals are.
  • Operational plan works as a bench mark for performance measurement of your business.

While developing a business implementation plan, there are some key elements which need to be considered seriously. The following key points describe some important generic objectives of any business operational plan, regardless of the kind of business.

  1. Annual sales target
  2.  Quarterly sales target
  3.  Business tactics
  4.  A detailed task list to keep your business functional and effective. This task list includes a full list of accountable and authorized person for each task.
  5.  A decisive inter-departmental co-ordination plan
  6.  Instill the concept of operational plan to everyone in your organization.

sample business operatioal plan
sample business operatioal plan

Setting Annual Sales Target

Without choosing an annual sales or profit target, your business will move aimlessly and will not have any measurable key performance indicator to realize the business situation. To set an annual target, at first review your business goals and objectives. Based on the difficulty levels of achieving annual sales target, set a realistic sales target for the next year.  There is no magical formula of choosing a target sale; it mostly depends on the experience and the judgmental ability of the operational planning personals.

Note-set your target sales neither too high nor too low.

Quarterly Sales Target

In the way of achieving your annual sales target, you will meet numerous business obstacles or constraints. So, it is better to set quarterly target, so as you can easily verify from time to time that if you need to change any strategic plan in getting your sales goal.

When quarterly sales target is set, it may signal you either positively or negatively-sales trend might be upwards or downwards. Either way, this feedback will give you necessary information to align your annual sales with the business goal.

Key Business Tasks

This is just like developing a project management plan on how to accomplish each business objectives with a specified amount of time. In this part of the business implementation plan the major identifiable objects are listing all the major business processes and tasks along with appropriate implementation processes. Set a time-lime for achieving each task and assign each task to the right person with a level of authority and accountability.

Business Tactics

Always you need to review your business tactics -the way you intended to reach business objectives and goals. Any unintentional event, technical changes or disaster can hamper your business implementation plan, where it is very much necessary to change the business tactics to adapt the new saturation in order to align your business objectives.

business implemantioan plan example
business implemantioan plan example

Co-ordination in Business Operational Plan

Normally, a business functions well upon the effective activities of a group of people separated by logical boundaries, called departments, in any business environment. For a successful implementation and efficient operation each department need to co-ordinate with each other for smooth functioning of all the business components.

Summarized Business Operational Concept

The last of the operational plan is to create a summery plan of what actually you will be doing during the implementation phases of the next business year. This summery need to be as much short and concise as possible. Write a few paragraphs about how your organization will be operating for the next year, use simple language so as it makes sense and become comprehensible to all the staff and management team. In fact, keeping everyone well-informed with a brief clear picture of your business operations objectives is the main purpose of this part.

Finally, the next step of making an operational plan is to execute it, while executing many constrains and obstacles are likely to come. Sometimes legal obligations and change of local or international business laws, shortage of manpower, ineffective marketing decision, and shortage of budgets... might seem to be the biggest hurdles to cross. Problems are the eventuality of any business venture, no matter how carefully you design your business implementation plan. The main thing of business implementation phase is to focus on your business goals and having a strong mind-set and ability to adapt in changing economic situation, certainly at the end you will find a way out to success.


To understand better business implementation, there are few inseparable parts of a business plan like marketing, sales, consumer sales promotion, supply chain. The following hubs might give you some useful insights about some essential elements for designing a s successful business implementation plan.


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      8 years ago

      Great info Thanks

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      8 years ago

      thanks andromida for ur help, i got a perfect answer to my assignment on operational plans, i am happy to have u as a good explainer thanks a lot :)

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      8 years ago

      Great hub. Clearly written and easy to follow. Business strategies are an important part of running a business. Often they are overly complicated. I liked what you put together, very much. Thanks

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for your insightful feedback on my business acumen :)

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      emenika buki 

      8 years ago from europe

      Excellent hub ,it gave me a lot joy to improve my business plan.make me more focus to update my business achievement.believe me you desire best quality of business auditor.thanks for your quality advice!

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      @brilrobinson-Thanks a lot.Glad you found it helpful :)

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      8 years ago

      this is good site i have learnt a lot out of it.

      thank u so much.

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      8 years ago

      This article is simple, yet covers the basic of Business Implemenation. In my opinion, the basics (or fundamentals) are more important than the fancy stuff.

      Gene Hammett

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      8 years ago

      @LasanthW-Business implementation plan template is just a reference one can take a look for getting generic view of what to include and what not to include for developing his business, but at the end its a businessman's acumen and intuition that stands out.thank you so much :)

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      Lasantha Wijesekera 

      8 years ago from Sri Lanka

      As you said, there is no magical formula to prepare annual sales targets. You must determine the figures based on your own experience and the judgmental ability. Other important thing is that you must be in a position to prepare realistic annual sales targets before developing any strategic plans for the long term.

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      @H.P Roy-thank you so much.I always love reading your feedback.

      @Rismayanti-thanks a lot for taking time,hope to meet you in forums.

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      9 years ago from Tropical Island

      exellence.. informative, usefull for all.

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a good hub for learning the initials of business. It is also absolutely true that business is related with time. The tactics of the business will follow the trend of the business. Above all without practical experience, the confidence of doing business through internet is really seems to be risky.

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      @Lady_E-I won't mind getting check for being your business coach,lol.These few words in this hub are all I know about business.I am looking forward to joining your IT business.I am learning a lot about IT security, this upcoming June, I am going to take ISO-27001 exam for becoming IT security Management lead auditor.Thanks a lot Elena.:)

      @prettydarhorse-Always love your rating. I liked your recent travel hub very much.I guess you know a lot about marketing.I may need you help in future.Thanks :)

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      9 years ago from US

      excelent hub, I rated this up Andromida, I like hub about starting businesses, Maita

    • andromida profile imageAUTHOR

      syras mamun 

      9 years ago

      thanks Elena.Recently,I am learning business and marketing,these are the most basics and all, what I know about business. :)

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      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this Andromida, I learnt a lot. I might have to pay you to be my Business Coach. lol.

      I'll be printing this out to follow for my IT Training Business. I've always thought I could do better, but just haven't got my head round it. This Hub is extremely useful. Lots of interesting and useful ideas.

      Big Thanks. :)


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