Online Masterclass: Business Plans – The Essential Components for Start-Ups


On Tuesday, 6 February 2024 from 15.00 hrs. – 16.00 hrs. (CET), Mr. David Dingli, lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management and Global Corporate Strategy, will conduct the online masterclass "Business Plans - The Essential Components for Start-Ups".

About the online masterclass

Whether you are looking for investment or not, writing a business plan enables the entrepreneur to analyse the business in detail. You might think you have a brilliant product or service idea; however, are there customers out there just as keen on your offer?

A comprehensive, well-crafted Business Plan can attract the attention of potential investors or money lenders, such as bank managers.

The plan must cover the resources needed, the marketing decisions, the demand forecast, operational processes, human resource requirements as well as financial projections, always keeping in mind that a business is a moving target and that competition will react to your entry into the market and industry dynamics will change.

The process of writing the plan and the research needed to support the claims made in the plan challenge the entrepreneur’s business idea to the limit.

The Business Plan will give you confidence. It is a holistic view of your business idea; you will know if it is worth pursuing by the end.

Turn your passion into a successful business venture. A well-written Plan is the foundation for business success and for your dreams to come true. 

The Masterclass will cover the following components of the Business Plan.

  • The Business Idea
  • The Industry – Structure and Competition.
  • The Marketing Plan
  • The Operations and Technology Plan
  • The Human Resource Plan
  • The Financial Plan
  • Key Risks and Assumptions

At the end of the Masterclass, you will also have the opportunity to ask your questions. 

Date Tuesday, 6 February 2024
Time 3:00 - 4:00pm  (CET)

Interested to join? Register here!

After registration, you will receive the login link to join the masterclass.
We will not issue a certificate for attending the online masterclass.

About Mr. David Dingli
David J. Dingli is Assistant Professor in Operations Management at Maastricht School of Management, where he started working in 2000. He lectures in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He has lectured in 29 countries across Europe, Africa, South America and Asia.

Mr. Dingli is a practising management consultant and corporate trainer. He runs his own firm, Resource Productivity Consulting Services (Malta), specialising in Business Planning and Operational efficiency improvements as well as Human Resource Development.

Mr. Dingli has been a guest speaker at conferences and seminars both in Malta and overseas. Prior to his present professional commitments, he occupied various managerial and engineering positions in Malta. He holds an MPhil degree from Maastricht School of Management, an MBA from Henley Management College, Brunel University (UK) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta. He is also a certified ISO9000 internal quality Auditor.