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.
Table of contents
- Table of Contents (1/2)
- Table of Contents (2/2)
- Introduction (1/2)
- Introduction (2/2)
I: Get a Plan!
- 1 Business Plan Basics
- 2 Understanding the Elements of a Business Plan
II: Who and Why?
- 3 Getting Started: Introducing Your Plan and Identifying Your Mission and Goals
- 4 Preparing Your Company Overview
- 5 Describing Your Product or Service
- 6 Presenting Your Organizational Structure and Management Team
III: Where and How?
- 7 Describing Your Marketplace
- 8 Crafting Your Marketing Strategy
- 9 Listing Your Distribution Channels
- 10 Describing Your Competition
- 11 Describing Your Business Risks
IV: When and How Much?
- 12 Creating Your Implementation Plan
- 13 Writing Your Financial Plan
- V: The Pitch
VI: Helpful References
- A: Sample Business Plan
- B: Sample Elements
- C: References and Resources
- D: Funding Your Business
- Title: Write a Business Plan ...In No Time
- Release date: April 2005
- Publisher(s): Que
- ISBN: 0789733722
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