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Write a business plan in no time

Author: Frank Fiore; Safari Tech Books Online.
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats

For readers starting a small business and need to write a business plan but don't have time to waste. Frank Fiore, walks the reader through writing a business plan step-by-step using easy-to-follow  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Fiore; Safari Tech Books Online.
OCLC Number: 873840000
Notes: Made available through: Safari Books Online, LLC.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction Available via World Wide Web Boston, MA : Safari.
Description: p. cm S.
Contents: Introduction.I. GET A PLAN!1. Business Plan Basics. What Is a Business Plan? Getting the Most Benefit from Your Business Plan Understanding the Three Types of Business Plans Avoiding Common Business Plan Errors Summary2. Understanding the Elements of a Business Plan. Answering the Essential Questions Pulling It Together-The Business Plan Elements SummaryII. WHO AND WHY?3. Getting Started: Introducing Your Plan and Identifying Your Mission and Goals. Formatting the Plan Defining Your Mission Statement and Company Objectives Write the Plan! Summary4. Preparing Your Company Overview. Identifying Your Company Identifying Current and Potential Funding Sources Describing Strategic Alliances Write the Plan! Summary5. Describing Your Product or Service. Showing What Your Business Sells Outlining Production Processes Write the Plan! Summary6. Presenting Your Organizational Structure and Management Team. Describing Your Organizational Structure Writing Your Description and Creating an Organizational Chart Write the Plan! SummaryIII. WHERE AND HOW?7. Describing Your Marketplace. Doing the Research Defining Your Market Segment-Targeting the Customer Analyzing Your Industry, Its Participants, Your Market, and Market Trends Write the Plan! Summary8. Crafting Your Marketing Strategy. Creating a Marketing Strategy Acquiring Customers Retaining Customers Monetizing Customers Creating a Public Relations Plan Describing Your Sales Strategy Write the Plan! Summary9. Listing Your Distribution Channels. Describing Your Real-World Presence and Distribution Channels Describing Your Digital Presence and Distribution Channel Write the Plan! Summary10. Describing Your Competition. Describing the Competitive Environment Write the Plan! Summary11. Describing Your Business Risks. Listing Your Business Risks Describing Your Risk Management Strategy Write the Plan! SummaryIV. WHEN AND HOW MUCH?12. Creating Your Implementation Plan. Detailing the Startup Phase-The Zero Months Describing the First Year Outlining the Three to Five Year Plan Write the Plan! Summary13. Writing Your Financial Plan. Presenting Persuasive Financials Writing the Pro Forma Organizing Your Financial Statements Write the Plan! SummaryV. THE PITCH.14. Presenting Your Executive Summary. Organizing Your Executive Summary Write the Plan! Summary15. Presenting Your Plan. Creating the Elevator Pitch Presenting Your Plan to Investors and Management SummaryVI. HELPFUL REFERENCES.A. Sample Business Plan. 1. Executive Summary 2. Company Summary 3. Services 4. Market Analysis Summary 5. Strategy and Implementation Summary 6. Management Summary 7. Financial PlanB. Sample Elements. Full Pro Forma Pro Forma Income Statement Pro Forma Statement of Cash Flow Balance SheetC. References and Resources. Marketing Websites Free Marketing E-Newsletters Financial Information Business Plans and General Business Information Technology Solutions Legal Information Tax Information National Association for the Self-Employed Minority Business Information Women's Business InformationD. Funding Your Business. Outlining Your Use of Funds Describing Funding Sources Creating an Exit or Payback Strategy SummaryIndex.
Responsibility: Frank Fiore ; [edited by] Candy Hall.


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