Home > Store > Business & Management > General Business > Careers

Write a Business Plan In No Time

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Write a Business Plan In No Time

Book

  • Your Price: $18.39
  • List Price: $22.99
  • We're temporarily out of stock, but order now and we'll send it to you later.

Description

  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 264
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3372-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3372-6

How many times have you thought about opening your own business? Is it a bakery to sell your delicious apple pies? Or maybe a financial consulting firm to help people safely invest their money? Or even an indulgent day-spa? The idea is great, but if you're like most would-be entrepreneurs, you know that going from thinking to doing takes more time than you may have. Writing a business plan is the important, and intimidating, first step to starting your own business, and now there is a comprehensive source on the subject that can teach you how to write your plan the fast, simple and easy way. Write a Business Plan In No Time is the working entrepreneurs answer to giving ideas life. Entrepreneur, businessman and author Frank Fiore walks you through writing a business plan step-by-step using easy-to-follow to-do lists. He'll help you determine the type of plan you need, what the various pieces of the plan should be and how to avoid common mistakes while writing your plan. Learn from the included sample business plans that illustrate the best language to use and approach to take depending on the purpose of the plan. You'll also be able to download worksheets, to-do lists and other helpful information from the book's website. With the help of Write a Business Plan In No Time, you will start to make your dream a reality.

Sample Content

Table of 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

    Summary

2. Understanding the Elements of a Business Plan.

    Answering the Essential Questions

    Pulling It Together-The Business Plan Elements

    Summary

II. 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!

    Summary

4. Preparing Your Company Overview.

    Identifying Your Company

    Identifying Current and Potential Funding Sources

    Describing Strategic Alliances

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

5. Describing Your Product or Service.

    Showing What Your Business Sells

    Outlining Production Processes

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

6. Presenting Your Organizational Structure and Management Team.

    Describing Your Organizational Structure

    Writing Your Description and Creating an Organizational Chart

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

III. 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!

    Summary

8. 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!

    Summary

9. Listing Your Distribution Channels.

    Describing Your Real-World Presence and Distribution Channels

    Describing Your Digital Presence and Distribution Channel

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

10. Describing Your Competition.

    Describing the Competitive Environment

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

11. Describing Your Business Risks.

    Listing Your Business Risks

    Describing Your Risk Management Strategy

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

IV. 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!

    Summary

13. Writing Your Financial Plan.

    Presenting Persuasive Financials

    Writing the Pro Forma

    Organizing Your Financial Statements

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

V. THE PITCH.

14. Presenting Your Executive Summary.

    Organizing Your Executive Summary

    Write the Plan!

    Summary

15. Presenting Your Plan.

    Creating the Elevator Pitch

    Presenting Your Plan to Investors and Management

    Summary

VI. 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 Plan

B. Sample Elements.

    Full Pro Forma

    Pro Forma Income Statement

    Pro Forma Statement of Cash Flow

    Balance Sheet

C. 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 Information

D. Funding Your Business.

    Outlining Your Use of Funds

    Describing Funding Sources

    Creating an Exit or Payback Strategy

    Summary

Index.

Updates

Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership