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How to write a business plan

Author: Mike P McKeever
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, ©2007.
Series: Nolo Press self-help law books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike P McKeever
ISBN: 1413305628 9781413305623
OCLC Number: 70676621
Description: 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: How to use this book --
What kind of plan do you need? --
Getting started --
And a few more words --
1. Benefits of writing a business plan --
What is a business plan? --
Why write a business plan? --
Issues beyond the plan --
2. Do you really want to own a business? --
Introduction --
Self-evaluation exercises --
How to use the self-evaluation lists --
Reality check : banker's analysis --
3. Choosing the right business --
Introduction --
Know your business --
Be sure you like your business --
Describe your business --
Taste, trends, and technology : how will the future affect your business? --
Break-even analysis : will your business make money? --
What you have accomplished --
4. Potential sources of money to start or expand your small business --
Introduction --
Ways to raise money --
Common money sources to start or expand a business --
Additional money sources for a existing business --
If no one will finance your business, try again --
Secondary sources of financing for start-ups or expansions --
Conclusion. 5. Your resume and financial statement --
Introduction --
Draft your business accomplishment resume --
Draft your personal financial statement --
6. Your profit and loss forecast --
Introduction --
What is a profit and loss forecast? --
Determine your average cost of sales --
Complete your profit and loss forecast --
Review your profit and loss forecast --
7. Your cash flow forecast and capital spending plan --
Introduction --
Prepare your capital spending plan --
Prepare your cash flow forecast --
Required investment for your business --
Check for trouble --
8. Write your marketing and personnel plans --
Introduction --
Marketing plan --
Personnel plan --
9. Editing and finalizing your business plan --
Introduction --
Decide how to organize your plan --
Write final portions of your plan --
Create the appendix --
Create title page and table of contents --
Complete your final edit --
Consider using a business consultant. 10. Selling your business plan --
How to ask for the money you need --
How to approach different backers --
What to do when someone says "yes" --
Plan in advance for legal details --
11. After you open : keeping on the path to success --
Introduction --
Watch out for problem areas --
Getting out of business --
12. Good resources for small businesses --
Introduction --
Business consultants --
Books --
Pamphlets --
Magazines --
continuing small business help --
Computers and business --
Online business resources --
Formal education --
Appendixes --
A. Business plan for a small service business --
B. Business plan for a manufacturing business --
C. Business plan for project development --
D. How to use the CD-ROM --
Installing the form files onto your computer --
Using the financial planning spreadsheets --
Using the business plan files --
Index.
Series Title: Nolo Press self-help law books.
Responsibility: by Mike McKeever.
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