Business Plans Kit For Dummies

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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 ...

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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: 9781118725627
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 140,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (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: Doing Your Planning Homework.

Chapter 1: Beginning with a Brainstorm.

Chapter 2: Starting Your Planning Engine.

Chapter 3: Laying Down the Ground Rules.

PART II: Building Your Plan's Components.

Chapter 4: Assessing the Business Environment.

Chapter 5: Explaining Your Strategy.

Chapter 6: Describing Your Company.

Chapter 7: Examining Your Financial Situation.

PART III: Adjusting Your Plan to Fit Your Needs.

Chapter 8: Planning for the Self-Employed.

Chapter 9: Planning for a Small Business.

Chapter 10: Planning in the New Economy.

Chapter 11: Planning a Not-for-Profit Organization.

PART IV: Making the Most of Your Plan.

Chapter 12: Putting Your Plan Together.

Chapter 13: Putting Your Plan to Work.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Evaluate a New Business Idea.

Chapter 15: Ten Things a Business Plan Does for You.

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Fund Your Business Plan.

Chapter 17: Ten Possible Signs That Your Plan Needs An Overhaul.

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

Hungry Minds End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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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.

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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.

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