Author, teacher and financial manager Mike McKeever shows how to write the business plan and loan package necessary to finance a new or expanding business and make it work. Includes fill-in-the-blank financial forms, sample business plans and a streamlined method for writing a business plan in one day.
Write a Business Plan in No Time is for readers starting a small business and need to write a business plan but don't have time to waste. The author, Frank Fiore, walks the reader through writing a business plan step-by-step using easy-to-follow to-do lists-from determining the type of plan needed to what the various pieces of the plan should be and common mistakes to avoid. The author also includes sample business plans that will clearly illustrate the best language and approach depending on the purpose of the plan. The to-do lists and step-by-step instructions in Write a Business Plan In No Time are the most effective and efficient solution for these busy entrepreneurs, allowing them to write a business plan the In No Time way-fast, simple, easy.
This book is structured as a business plan template that can be used to write a business plan. The book also explains what should be written in each section of the business plan, and how to ultimately have a great business plan.
Anyone involved in business will, at some point, have to prepare a business plan, whether it is to raise finance, sell a business or develop a specific project. While people are unlikely to invest solely in a beautiful document, they are very unlikely to support something that is scrappy, untidy and badly written. Starting with the premise that there's only ever one chance to make a good impression, How to Write a Business Plan covers all the issues involved in producing a plan - from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information. Presented in a highly accessible format, How to Write a Business Plan also includes a full glossary, case histories and a detailed section on the related issue of how a company can best use internal business plans.
Step-by-step advice on preparing a business plan You need a sound business plan to start a business or raise money to expand an existing one. For over 30 years, How to Write a Business Plan has helped fledgling entrepreneurs—from small service businesses and retailers to large manufacturing firms—write winning plans and get needed financing. This bestselling book contains clear step-by-step instructions and forms to put together a convincing business plan with realistic financial projections, effective marketing strategies, and overall business goals. You’ll learn how to: figure out if your business idea will make money determine and forecast cash flow create profit and loss forecasts prepare marketing and personnel plans find potential sources of financing, and present your well-organized plan to lenders and other backers. The 13th edition is updated to reflect best practices for raising money (from SBA loans to equity crowdfunding).
Release on 2003-05-28 | by Edward T. CREGO,Peter D. SCHIFFRIN,James C. KAUSS
Author: Edward T. CREGO,Peter D. SCHIFFRIN,James C. KAUSS
Pubpsher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Category: Business & Economics
The key to a professional-quality business plan. This best-selling book has been updated to include crucial information on diagnosing and measuring customer satisfaction. How to Write a Business Plan, Fourth Edition not only puts all the facts and planning formats you need right at your fingertips, but also gives you the latest thinking on effective business planning. It shows you how to organize and implement the planning process from beginning to end and translate your plan into action You will learn how to: • Evaluate your company’s capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses • Pinpoint the crucial elements of your competitive environment, including market, economic, and technological factors • Set realistic production/service, revenue, and overall operating goals and objectives • Develop and coordinate strategies that strengthen your company's production, marketing, research and development, organization and management, and financial systems • Identify and integrate customer requirements into your plan • Write the actual planning document and implement it to guide your company to greater productivity and profits • Implement your plan successfully • Obtain the capital you need to grow. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.
Judging by all the hoopla surrounding business plans, you'd think the only things standing between would-be entrepreneurs and spectacular success are glossy five-color charts, bundles of meticulous-looking spreadsheets, and decades of month-by-month financial projections. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, often the more elaborately crafted a business plan, the more likely the venture is to flop. Why? Most plans waste too much ink on numbers and devote too little to information that really matters to investors. The result? Investors discount them. In How to Write a Great Business Plan, William A. Sahlman shows how to avoid this all-too-common mistake by ensuring that your plan assesses the factors critical to every new venture: The people—the individuals launching and leading the venture and outside parties providing key services or important resources The opportunity—what the business will sell and to whom, and whether the venture can grow and how fast The context—the regulatory environment, interest rates, demographic trends, and other forces shaping the venture's fate Risk and reward—what can go wrong and right, and how the entrepreneurial team will respond Timely in this age of innovation, How to Write a Great Business Plan helps you give your new venture the best possible chances for success.
This book is designed to meet important needs of each segment; (1) the business plan serves as a means for college students to learn about the major functions of business and how they are interrelated, (2) entrepreneurs need a business plan to provide direction in the organization and launch of a new business and secure initial capital from funding sources, (3) consultants need a user-friendly business plan format to assist clients that have limited or no business experience, and (4) instructors and trainers need a turn-key text with supplements that require no lecture and little prep-time to teach student how to write a business plan.
Resourcing new ventures is-all important for entrepreneurs, and creating a successful business plan can be make or break when it comes to attracting investment. Written by an experienced academic and consultant, this book provides a concise guide for producing the optimal business plan. Business plans are vital when it comes to making strategic decisions and monitoring progress. Writing a Business Plan is designed to teach you how to write your business plan without relying on someone else or internet templates. It will take you through each stage of business-plan writing, with chapters on generating ideas; describing business opportunities; drawing a business road map; and considering marketing, financial, operations, HR, legal and risk. The book includes a range of features to assist you, including worked-through examples. This unique book provides a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and students of entrepreneurship to hone their skills in writing a useful and comprehensive business plan.