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‘Looking East: the emotional side of leadership’

On 16 May, Harley Lovegrove gave an inspiring lecture on ‘Looking East’. The lecture focused on finding ‘your North’, your direction in life. Ella Remmerie and Pieter-Jan De Mulder, Masters in General Management students had the opportunity to attend this inspiring lecture.

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European Business Review: Interview with Professor Brecht Cardoen, Academic Director of the DBA programme, Vlerick Business School

In this interview, Professor Brecht Cardoen, PhD, Academic Director of the DBA programme, shared with us the unique features and benefits of pursuing this highest academic degree in business administration.

The Executive MBA Has Made Me Excited About My Future [VIDEO]

For communications consultant, Lauren Heeffer, an Executive MBA wasn’t the “obvious choice.” It was, however, the best professional decision she’s made

Finding Your Feet – And Dream Job – in a New Country [VIDEO]

The Vlerick Executive MBA took Russian national, Ksenia Oreshkova, from feeling invisible to feeling empowered to finding her (new) dream job

Business plans: What they are and why you need one

A series of three articles will explain how to write a good business plan. In this first article we will focus on what business plans are and why you need one. The second article will focus on the characteristics of a good business plan. And in the third one, finally, we will discuss the sections to go in it – and what should go into each one… You’ve identified a new business opportunity – and you’re pretty excited about it. But before you start trying to make it a reality, you need to make sure it’s viable. That’s where a business plan comes in.

What makes a good business plan?

This is the second article in a series of two. Whereas the first article focusses on what business plans are and why you need one, this second article elaborates on the characteristics of a good business plan. And in the third one, finally, we will discuss the sections to go in it – and what should go into each one… A business plan isn’t just a document for you. It’s the way you’ll showcase your idea to investors and other stakeholders. So make it specific to the opportunity, and tailor it to your company. No two business plans are the same. But there is best practice you can follow. Good business plans generally share these five characteristics…

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