Successful Business Planning in 30 Days: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing a Business Plan and Starting Your Own Business

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Successful Business Planning in 30 Days is dedicated to providing concise, easy-to-read information and ideas to help you understand the essentials of entrepreneuriship. OUR GOAL is to immerse you in the lanaguage of business and train you to think like an entrepreneur!

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Peter Joseph Patsula has been a successful educator for over 14 years in Asia, Africa, ...
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Overview

Successful Business Planning in 30 Days is dedicated to providing concise, easy-to-read information and ideas to help you understand the essentials of entrepreneuriship. OUR GOAL is to immerse you in the lanaguage of business and train you to think like an entrepreneur!

About the Author

Peter Joseph Patsula has been a successful educator for over 14 years in Asia, Africa, and North America. Creator and author of The Entrepreneur's Guidebook Series and over half a dozen websites targeted towards small business, he is currently residing and lecturing in Singapore.
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Alan Caruba
Designed to launch any entrepreneur who is planning to start a small business and needs to know the essentials of writing a business plan. This book is especially good in the way it presents its information, making it particularly easy to absorb and apply.
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Successful Business Planning in 30 Days provides an important key to writing a business plan and starting your own business, providing the charts, worksheets and graphs needed to make decisions. Libraries may find the workbook approach not quite suitable for lending, but there's more than just a set of blank pages for fillin here: chapters pack in essential details on how to create everything from recordkeeping systems to business plans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967840208
  • Publisher: Patsula Media
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Entrepreneur's Guidebook Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Editor's Note ix
Intro 1
What is a Business Plan? 3
Why Write a Business Plan 3
Essential Elements of a Business Plan 4
The 30 Day Business Plan 4
How to Use this Guide 5
A Few Planning Tools 6
I Business Overview 7
Cover Sheet 9
Table of Contents 28
Executive Summary 30
Fact Sheet 32
II Company Plan
Company Description 41
Merchandising Plan 60
Operating Plan 72
Organizational Plan 111
III Marketing Plan
Market Description and Analysis 125
Competition Analysis 136
Selling Strategies 143
Marketing Approach 184
IV Financial Plan
Capitalization Plan 193
Uses of Funds Statement 195
Pro Forma Financial Statements 204
Current Financial Statements 228
Business Financial History 230
Profit Planning 239
Risk Assessment 249
Closing Statement 250
V Supporting Documents
Documents Required 259
Other Documents and Support Plans 260
Conclusion 267
Business Plan Writing Strategies 269
Making Your Business Plan Sell 271
OTHER MATERIALS
Sample Business Plan
- Company Planpp. 119-122
- Business Overviewpp. 36-38
- Marketing Planpp. 189-190
- Financial Planpp. 253-256
- Supporting Documentspp. 265-266
The One Day Business Plan 14
Idea Sheet 273
Daily Planner 274
Quarterly Cash Flow Budget Analysis 275
INDEX 276
91 Guidebooks from The Entrepreneur's Guidebook Series 278
The 30 Day Business Plan (detailed contents)
DAY 1 Name your company. Write a mission. Develop a One Day Business Plan. 9
DAY 2 Design a logo. Write a principle business definition. Complete cover sheet. 21
DAY 3 Determine the content and heading structure of your business plan. 28
DAY 4 Summarize your business idea. List key facts. 30
DAY 5 List goals, objectives, and strategies. Choose a legal structure. 41
DAY 6 Find a location and compare it with your competitors. List pros and cons. 51
DAY 7 Describe growth strategies once initial goals and objectives have been met. Outline R&D plans. 56
DAY 8 Describe your principle products and services. Outline future sales plans. 60
DAY 9 Find suppliers. Take steps to protect your ideas. 66
DAY 10 Choose a single entry or double entry accounting system. Open a business checking account. 72
DAY 11 Outline planned purchases. Computerize operations. Setup business communications. Develop a Web plan. 83
DAY 12 Choose an inventory and order entry system. Determine your reorder point. 95
DAY 13 Make an operations schedule. Outline your quality control plan. Research licenses required and legal considerations. Register your business. 104
DAY 14 Determine your organizational, management, and personnel needs. Find and select professional advisors. 111
DAY 15 Research market and industry trends. Detail needs you plan to meet. 125
DAY 16 Describe and analyze your target market. Project market share. Outline how you plan to build repeat business. 129
DAY 17 Research competitors. Compare strengths and weaknesses. Write your competitive advantage. 136
DAY 18 Design a business card. Write a slogan. 143
DAY 19 Outline your customer service and credit extension plan. Write a customer service maxim. 147
DAY 20 Determine how you will distribute your product or service. Determine how you will test the market. 152
DAY 21 Set a pricing structure. 160
DAY 22 Develop a promotion plan. Create a promotion budget. Write a news release. 173
DAY 23 Develop a packaging concept. Write your warranty. Summarize your marketing approach. 183
DAY 24 Calculate startup costs. Summarize sources of capital, loans required, and uses of funds. 193
DAY 25 Prepare a 12-month and 3-year income projection. Prepare a cash flow statement. State assumptions made. 206
DAY 26 Prepare a breakeven analysis and a pro forma balance sheet. 219
DAY 27 Prepare a current income statement, balance sheet, and asset sheet. Calculate financial ratios. 228
DAY 28 Describe how you will maximize profits and cut costs. Outline your exit, investment, retirement, and tax plan. 239
DAY 29 Anticipate the reactions of your competitors. Develop an insurance and risk-management plan. 249
DAY 30 List documents needed to support research. 259
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    Entrapenural essential guide for Business planning.

    If you are one of the millions, who has contemplated starting your own business or just curious. Do I really have a valid business idea and will this idea fly? You at least owe it to yourself to find out. By reading and following the outlines provided in this guide, you will finally be able to answer that question and many more. This is a must read for anyone before starting your own Business. 'Successfull Business Planning in 30 Days: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing a Business Plan and Starting Your Own Business' the title says it all. Now, ask yourself. Can I really afford not to read this Guide? Worst case senario, you'll have gained knowledge of what it takes to be successful in Business and redirect your efforts.

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