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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 9
Why You Need a Business Plan
In This Chapter
◆ Approaches to writing a plan
◆ What to include in your plan from A to Z
◆ How to make projections about your needs and about the business
◆ What attachments can make a plan complete
◆ How to get help in writing your plan
A business plan is the bait needed to raise the money to start your business, essentially the fish you’re trying to catch. But even if you never plan to borrow a penny, a business plan is the most essential tool for any start-up. This is where you have the luxury of working through the slings and arrows of your new business without getting hurt. Even if you have the world’s greatest army, you can’t win a battle, much less a war, without a clear plan of attack. Think of the ...

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