1.11 - SWOT analysis tool

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A SWOT analysis is a simple framework into which an individual or a group can organise some thoughts. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, and will help you clarify these issues and gain a more strategic understanding of your current situation. A SWOT does not lead directly to new goals or objectives – refer to Tool 1.9 for that step.

Open PDF to print SWOT analysis template as below

 SWOT Analysis Template

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OpportunitiesThreats
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Critical Success Factors

Review the items you have listed in your SWOT and consider what needs to happen in each to:

  • Build on your strengths
  • Eliminate or minimise your weaknesses
  • Exploit opportunities (usually using your strengths)
  • Develop strategies to deal with threats

These critical success factors (CSFs) become a key component in formulating your business plan, you can write them down in the spaces below.

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