Model Business Plans for Service Businesses

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Everything you need to write a complete, custom-designed business plan—and save yourself thousands of dollars Smart entrepreneurs know that a clear, well-written business plan is absolutely essential to any new venture: it guides your first steps, helps you develop marketing strategies, and allows you to quickly seize new opportunities. What’s more, a business plan is what you bring to investors to obtain financing. It has to be good—your success may depend on it. Yet, writing a business plan is one of the first ...
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Overview

Everything you need to write a complete, custom-designed business plan—and save yourself thousands of dollars Smart entrepreneurs know that a clear, well-written business plan is absolutely essential to any new venture: it guides your first steps, helps you develop marketing strategies, and allows you to quickly seize new opportunities. What’s more, a business plan is what you bring to investors to obtain financing. It has to be good—your success may depend on it. Yet, writing a business plan is one of the first and most difficult challenges facing most entrepreneurs. In fact, many pay consultants tens of thousands of dollars to prepare one. With this remarkable book you’ll get expert guidance in writing a complete business plan, tailored to your specific needs. Model Business Plans for Service Businesses offers:
  • Professional, step-by-step advice on how to structure and write an outstanding plan, including all the essential components
  • 9 complete sample business plans for a broad cross-section of service businesses—a recycling service, an export company, a tutoring service, a travel agency, and more—that you can adapt to your business project
  • Detailed instructions on defining the target market for the service, specific marketing plans for positioning and promoting the service, and financial projections, including estimated start-up costs, required capital, the "break-even" point, projected revenue, and more
  • Easy-to-use forms that help you complete your business plan

Offering step-by-step guidance, this book, designed with the owners of small service businesses in mind, provides readers with the information they need in order to write successful business plans--information that can save them as much as $50,000 in consulting fees.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471030379
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM A. COHEN is Professor of Marketing and Director of the Small Business Institute at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of 31 business books, including Building a Mail Order Business and The Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver both published by Wiley.
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Table of Contents

Business Plan for Excel Aire.

Business Plan for El Flaco Mexican Restaurant.

Business Plan for the Chu Tutoring Service.

Business Plan for Alternative Pool Hall.

Business Plan for Professional Fitness.

Business Plan for Call Home for Lunch.

Businness Plan for East-Bound Traders.

Business Plan for Cartridge Recycling Services, Inc.

Business Plan for Canevari & Canevari, An Accountancy Corporation.

Appendices.

Index.

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