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Business life cycle: Strategy and planning

Strategy and planning for the business life cycle gives your business a blueprint for success. 

  • Improve the performance of your business
  • Benchmark against others in your industry
  • Access the expertise of experienced business mentors and advisors

Improve your existing business plans and strategies to successfully progess through the business lifecycle with the information, tools and services below. 

Business life cycle planning resources available include:

Find out how to get the best cash flow solutions for your business with our Ask Us How article


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Business life cycle planning services

Business performance improvement

Plan for the business life cycle and take your business to the next level

Business Vitality™ Plus
is a practical three month business improvement program designed to help you progress through the business lifecycle and achieve stronger results. A dedicated specialist business adviser will work with your business to help you:

  • identify key improvement activities
  • develop a detailed action plan
  • implement your plan and take your business to the next level.
Find out more about Business Vitality™ Plus.

Strategic marketing services

Our members can access the expertise of experienced marketing professionals through Australian Business Consulting & Solutions.

Their practical marketing strategy workshops will help you pinpoint what makes your customers tick and develop a marketing strategy to drive your business forward. Find out more about our marketing strategy workshops.

Legal services

Need legal advice? Our members receive access to discounted legal services through Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, a boutique legal practice specialising in workplace, corporate and commercial law. Visit Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors website.

Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme

We can help improve your businesses’ productivity and competitiveness through the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme, an Australian Government initiative.

If eligible, you’ll receive expert advice from highly skilled business advisers as well as funding of up to $20,000 to implement their recommendations. Learn more about the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme.

Strategy and planning articles 

We have a number of articles to assist your business with strategy and planning

How to manage debt effectively

How to prepare a 3 year business plan

How to prepare a business for exit Part 1

How to get the best cash flow solutions for your business

How to supercharge your sales

View all Ask us How articles on strategy and planning here


Business life cycle planning tools

Business diagnostic tool

Business Vitality Check is a secure online tool that will help you:

  • assess the health of your business
  • benchmark your performance against key business success drivers.

You’ll receive a comprehensive report on the health of your business, with recommendations to help you develop your business strategy and progress through the business life cycle. Find out more about Business Vitality™ Check.

NSW Business Chamber regularly runs events and nationally accredited and professional programs to ensure you have the skills to lead, manage and develop the performance of staff in your business.

Our training programs are offered by Australian Business Training Solutions, a leading registered training organisation that is jointly owned by the NSW Business Chamber and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland.

We offer a variety of programs ranging from nationally accredited units and short courses, through to nationally recognised qualifications up to Certificate IV and Diploma level. In addition to our public training calendar we also offer customised in-house training.

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