Successful Business Planning in 30 Days: A Step-By-Step Guide for Writing a Business Plan and Starting Your Own Business (3rd Edition) / Edition 3

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Now in a newly updated and expanded 3rd edition, SBP30 is a concise, reader-friendly guide that contains all the information needed to craft a comprehensive business plan for any type of entrepreneurial activity within a 30-day time frame. It provides step-by-step procedures as well as hundreds of company startup and operating strategies. There is even a section showing readers how to create a mini- "one day business plan" in a single afternoon to give any current ideas they have a needed focus when time is of essence.

Revised with international readers in mind, this 3rd edition also offers more than 200 educational and motivational quotations as well as 33 profit tips and 11 entrepreneurial success stories from around the globe.

Enhanced with more than 100 time-saving checklists and worksheets, a sample business plan, and over 150 newly added sample paragraphs to help readers with the language of business, this guide is a key ingredient for anyone interested in planning a business.

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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: 9780967840239
  • Publisher: Patsula Media
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,021,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Introduction 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 5
How to Use this Guide 6
Passion: The Final Ingredient 8
Business Overview 9
Cover Sheet 11
Table of Contents 39
Executive Summary 43
Fact Sheet 46
Company Plan 51
Company Description 53
Merchandising Plan 79
Operating Plan 95
Organizational Plan 150
Marketing Plan 161
Market Description and Analysis 163
Competition Analysis 178
Selling Strategies 187
Marketing Approach 245
Financial Plan 251
Capitalization Plan 253
Uses of Funds Statement 256
Pro Forma Financial Statements 268
Current Financial Statements 300
Business Financial History 303
Profit Planning 315
Risk Assessment 327
Closing Statement 329
Supporting Documents 333
Documents Required 335
Other Documents and Support Plans 337
Conclusion 343
Business Plan Writing Strategies 345
Why Businesses Succeed or Fail 349
Other Materials
Sample Business Plan
Business Overview 351
Company Plan 355
Marketing Plan 359
Financial Plan 361
Supporting Documents 365
The One Day Business Plan 18
Idea Sheet 367
Daily Planner 368
Quarterly Cash Flow Budget Analysis 369
Index 370
The 30 Day Business Plan Checklist 373
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