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How to write a business plan

Author: Mike P McKeever
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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If a reader is thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, they'll need a plan. This edition is completely updated, providing all-new online resources and updated examples of successful business plans.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike P McKeever
ISBN: 9781413317497 1413317499
OCLC Number: 794624793
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the stage : What kind of a plan do you need? ; Getting started ; An a few more words --
Benefits of writing a business plan : What is a business plan? ; Why write a business plan? ; Issues beyond the plan --
Do you really want to own a business? : Self-evaluation exercises ; How to use the self-evaluation lists ; Reality check banker's analysis --
Choosing the right business : Know your business ; Be sure you like your business ; Describe your business ; Taste, trend, and technology: how will the future affect your business? ; Break-even analysis: will your business make money? ; What you have accomplished --
Potential sources of money to start or expand your small business : Ways to raise money ; Common money sources to start of expand a business ; Now that you've proven yourself, how about expanding? ; If no one will finance your business, try again ; Secondary sources of financing for start ups or expansions --
Your résumé and financial statement : Draft your business accomplishment résumé ; Draft your personal financial statement --
Your profit and loss forecast : What is a profit and loss forecast? ; Determine your average cost of sales ; Complete your profit and loss forecast ; Review your profit and floss forecast --
Your cash flow loss forecast and capital spending plan : Prepare your capital spending plan ; Prepare your cash flow forecast ; Required Investment for your business ; Check for trouble --
Write your marketing and personnel plans : Marketing plan ; Personnel plan --
Editing and finalizing your business plan : Decide how to organize your plan ; Write final portions of your plan ; Create the appendix ; Create the title page and table of contents ; Complete your final edit ; Consider using a business consultant --
Selling your business plan : How to ask for the money you need ; How to approach difference backers ; What to do when someone says "yes" ; Plan in advance for legal details --
After you open: keeping on the path to success : Watch out for problem areas ; Getting out of business --
Good resources for small businesses : Business consultants ; Books ; Pamphlets ; Magazines: continuing small business help ; Computers and business ; Online business resources ; Formal education --
APpendixes : Business plan for a small Service business ; Business plan for a manufacturing business ; Business plan for project development : Market value of the house on completion ; Terms of the expected sale ; Title to the property ; Costs to remodel the property ; Sales price ; Cash flow --
How to use the interactive forms : Editing RTFs ; Files on the books's companion page.
Responsibility: Mike McKeever.
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If a reader is thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, they'll need a plan. This edition is completely updated, providing all-new online resources and updated examples of successful business plans.

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