Business Plan Resources

Business Plan Resources


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Would you take off on a road trip to a new destination without a map or good directions? Probably not. Yet, sometimes business owners go full speed ahead without even having a destination in mind, much less a map on how to get there. That’s why so many businesses never make it. In today’s competitive marketplace, 3/4 of all new businesses fail within two to three years. Whether you’re launching a new business or working to strengthen or expand an established one, a business plan is your road map to success.

Business Plans For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you keep your businesses on track and reach your goals. Written by Paul Tiffany, PhD, professor at UC Berkeley Haas Business School and the Wharton School of Business and Steven Peterson, PhD, Professor at UC Berkeley Haas Business School and CEO of Strategic Play, it helps you

  • Realistically determine where your business is and where you want to go
  • Create a detailed business plan and put it into action instead of in a drawer
  • Use the plan to secure financing
  • Prepare for opportunities avoid common pitfalls

In short, Business Plans for Dummies helps you determine where you want your business to go and create a map for getting there. You’ll discover how to:

  • Identify and approach potential financial backers, including venture capital firms, angels, bankers, and others
  • Clarify and crystallize your company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Analyze your industry and your competition
  • Identify your customers, including their needs, habits, purchase triggers, and decision-making processes
  • Objectively analyze your company’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyze your financial situation in order to do realistic forecasts and budgets
  • Recognize trends and anticipate changes, both in the overall economy and in your industry
  • Plan for growth, considering the product life cycle, new products, or new markets
  • Structure your organization and nurture leadership

Complete with diverse techniques and approaches plus a sample business plan, Business Plans For Dummies gives you detailed how-to for designing a dynamic, business plan that will keep you on course in spite of the inevitable curves and detours in today’s marketplace. It’s a plantastic resource for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Discover the ins and outs of constructing a winning business plan

When you’re establishing, expanding, or re-energizing a business, the best place to start is with your business plan. Whether you want start–up money from investors or are looking to expand or re-energize your business, a business plan will give you a defined road map to help you get your business moving.

Business Plans Kit For Dummies, 4th Edition has been updated to give you the very latest information on today’s current economy and its impact on business plans; dealing with venture capitalists; getting start-up money in any economy; incorporating social and ecological responsibility issues; and developing a plan conducive to marketplace changes and advancements.

  • Refreshed examples and data sources for planning
  • Updated “ten top plans” section
  • CD includes new forms, worksheets, and resources

If you’re a small business owner, investor, or entrepreneur looking for expert guidance and friendly tips on developing and implementing a strategic plan to help your business succeed in any economy, Business Plans Kit For Dummies has you covered!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Everything you need to know to design a profitable business plan

Whether you’re starting a new business or you’ve been trading for a while, Creating a Business Plan For Dummies covers everything you need to know. Figure out whether your business idea is likely to work, how to identify your strategic advantage, and what you can do to gain an edge on the competition. Discover why a business plan doesn’t have to be a thirty-page document that takes days to write, but can be a simple process that you do in stages as you work through your business concept. Learn how to prepare an elevator pitch, create a start-up budget, and create realistic sales projections. Discover how to predict and manage expenses, and assemble a financial forecast that enables you to calculate your break-even. Look at the risk involved in this business and experiment with different scenarios to see if you’re on the right track.

  • Explains how to create a one-page business plan in just a few hours
  • Takes a simple step-by-step approach, focusing on budgets, financials, and everyday practicalities
  • Offers focused guidance on managing cashflow, designing marketing plans, and establishing a long-term vision for your business
  • Includes access to downloadable templates and worksheets, as well as helpful online audio and video components
  • Written by Veechi Curtis, bestselling author and business consultant

A good business plan is the first step to success for any new business, and getting it right can mean the difference between big profits and big trouble. Creating a Business Plan For Dummies gives you the detailed advice you need to design a great business plan that will guide your business from concept to reality.

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