Business Plans Kit For Dummies

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This comprehensive kit - the sequel and companion volume to the 100,000-copy bestseller Business Plans for Dummies - helps entrepreneurs and executives create solid business plans that attract investment and deliver growth. Readers get savvy advice on plans for every stage and type of business, plus a CD-ROM with templates, checklists, and other resources to help implement the plan after it's written. This has been described as the essential companion if you simply have to spend your weekend writing a ...

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Overview

This comprehensive kit - the sequel and companion volume to the 100,000-copy bestseller Business Plans for Dummies - helps entrepreneurs and executives create solid business plans that attract investment and deliver growth. Readers get savvy advice on plans for every stage and type of business, plus a CD-ROM with templates, checklists, and other resources to help implement the plan after it's written. This has been described as the essential companion if you simply have to spend your weekend writing a comprehensive business plan!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470438541
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven D. Peterson, PhD, is the founder and managing partner of Strategic Play, a training company specializing in team-based simulations that focus on strategy, planning, and business acumen. Peter Jaret is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Reader's Digest, AARP Bulletin, and numerous publications. Barbara Findlay Schenck is a nationally recognized marketing specialist and the author of several For Dummies business books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.


Part I: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Plan.


Chapter 1: Starting Your Planning Engine.


Chapter 2: Generating a Successful Business Idea.


Chapter 3: Defi ning Your Business Purpose.


Part II: Developing Your Plan's Components.


Chapter 4: Understanding Your Business Environment.


Chapter 5: Charting Your Strategic Direction.


Chapter 6: Describing Your Business and Its Capabilities.


Chapter 7: Crafting Your Marketing Plan.


Chapter 8: Tallying Up Your Financial Situation.


Part III: Tailoring a Business Plan to Fit Your Needs.


Chapter 9: Planning for a One-Person Business.


Chapter 10: Planning for a Small Business.


Chapter 11: Planning for an Established Business.


Chapter 12: Planning for a Nonprofi t Organization.


Chapter 13: Planning in an Online World.


Part IV: Making the Most of Your Plan.


Chapter 14: Putting Your Plan Together.


Chapter 15: Putting Your Plan to Work.


Part V: The Part of Tens.


Chapter 16: Ten Signs That Your Plan May Need an Overhaul.


Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Fund Your Business Plan.


Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Evaluate a New Business Idea.


Chapter 19: Ten Questions to Ask Before You Finish Your Business Plan.


Appendix: About the CD.


Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    recommended but very dissapointed with eBook version

    Very good and helpfull information. Do not buy the eBook because you don't get the cd that is included. The tables and the info in the cd is a must and it is imposible to read them in the eBook plus not all of them appeared in the eBook.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    It is a helpful way to be walked through creating a business pla

    It is a helpful way to be walked through creating a business plan. I feel a lot of things were repetitive and could have been left out. It would have been helpful to know what part of the plan all the work sheets related while doing them.

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    GREAT BOOK

    ENJOYED THE SIMPLICITY OF THIS BOOK.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Must have if starting business

    VERY informative, explains things in english not legal mumbo jumbo, CD has great worksheets, was pretty complete in the information and resourses I needed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    Good read

    This must be a good read since our President of our division just had to purchase it. This individual has a PhD in Business.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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