Creating a business, not a document.
With Phrontex, your business plan is not just a pretty document and a clever spreadsheet, to prepare once and then forget about. It’s a living, continuing statement of where the business is now, where it’s going, and how it’s going to get there.
Phrontex transforms the business planning process. The system makes planning simpler, easier to understand, and easier to approach. If you’re just starting out, the guidelines and templates lead you step by step through the entire process, from concept to structure, from business model to process design, from values to governance.
Documents are an output
Of course, you may still need to create a physical ‘Business Plan’ document to present to investors or stakeholders. Phrontex makes this easy. You can create a document from any selection and arrangement of pages, to produce a fully-formatted PDF or eBook. You could have multiple versions of your business plan, such as a summary containing only the top-level planning pages and a detailed version containing additional drill-down pages. Phrontex documents are rebuilt each time you download them, using the latest versions of each page.
The system breaks down your business plan into manageable chunks, and integrates the content of your plan into the operations of your business. Using this online system to create your plan means you can update individual sections of the plan as you need them, and can continually change, update, and rearrange any elements of your plan as your business grows and changes.
Phrontex provides you with templates and guidelines to help you through every step of planning. The plan is broken down into small steps, which you can work on in any order, as you’re ready. There’s no need to be overwhelmed by the idea of writing your whole plan from start to finish, all in one go.
Phrontex will help you clarify your business model, work through governance and legal requirements, find out how to prepare your financial plan, and design your operations. Phrontex allows you to continually improve your business’s operations as you go. By putting your plan in front of your people, you ensure that everyone is on the same page (literally!) about what the business is doing.
If you’re part of a team, Phrontex makes it easier to work together. Instead of sending out a document and waiting for comments, you and your team can work in parallel, each of you working on your areas of responsibility and at the same time reviewing and contributing to each other’s work. If you have outside advisors, they too can be logging in to the system to review progress and post suggestions.
Even if your plan is perfect today, it won’t be perfect tomorrow. Everything changes. By making your business planning an integral part of your day-to-day management system, you make it much easier to keep your plans up to date and to keep your operational and governance systems aligned with your planning objectives.