Example SWOT analysis
The following is an example of a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis conducted by a business trying to decide if they should introduce a new product to their range.
The SWOT analysis does not cover the entire business, just the factors that may influence their ability to introduce a new product.
To get the most out of the SWOT, they have made specific statements in each category. For example, rather than simply list 'competitors' as a threat, they have included specific details about how their competitors are a threat.
Once you have read through this example SWOT analysis, you can delete the entries that do not relate to your business, and type your responses to build a SWOT analysis for your business.
|Strengths (S)||Weaknesses (W)|
|Opportunities (O)||Threats (T)|
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Review the SWOT analysis
In the above example, each category of this SWOT analysis could be expanded. The business can then assess the results to decide if they can use their strengths to take advantage of the opportunities and introduce the new product. After assessing the results, they may decide that the weaknesses and threats need to be addressed before they can make any changes to their existing product line.
When you have completed your SWOT analysis you should review the results to help you decide the next step for your business.
- Find out about preparing a business plan.
- Learn how a business mentor can help you address issues revealed by your SWOT analysis.
- Discover how benchmarking your business can help you compare your business to your competitors.
- Find out what other support, tools and grants are available to help your business.
- Last reviewed
- November 4, 2013