Here at the IOEE we understand that putting together a business plan can seem like a daunting task. However, we also know that businesses which thoroughly plan, prepare and continually reflect on their plans are more than twice as likely to be in business after two years. They're also four times as likely to experience rapid growth in their first year.

To help you do this we have developed this year's IOEE Challenge, Get Started. We've also developed an easy-to-use Business Plan Builder which you can save and return to at any time.

As well as using this resource for the competition, we hope that you continue to use it as your business develops and also make the most of your IOEE membership and community.