Business Planning Guide : Creating a Winning Plan for Success
For anyone considering venturing into the unknown waters of starting a business, having a voice of experience at hand can mean the difference between a safe journey and shipwreck. Too many new ventures start with neither compass nor maps, highly inadvisable in such an important undertaking. New businesses need the tools of business analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting guidelines to grow and prosper. While these terms sound technical, the practical, proven and real-life advice offered in the all-new edition of The Business Planning Guide make the jargon come alive. For would-be business owners and entrepreneurs wanting to put their ventures on more solid financial footing, these are the step-by-step strategies to compile a complete business plan and financing proposal. As a former banker, Bangs has been on both sides of the desk. He now shares the secrets that business owners seeking financing need to know, including how to: - Collect relevant information from inside and outside the company. - Analyse current market conditions as well as the business's own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. - Determine the appropriate amount and kinds of financing. - Construc
- Paperback | 242 pages
- 213.36 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
- 15 May 2002
- Kaplan Aec Education
- Kaplan Trade
- Chicago, United States
- 9th edition
About David H. Bangs
David H. "Andy" Bangs, Jr., is a longtime entrepreneur, founder of Upstart Publishing Company, bestselling author, and former banker. Calling himself "Writer, Sailor, Appreciator" (not necessarily in that order), Bangs's genial insights on building businesses have made him one of the most sought-after experts on business planning. From his home base on the coast of New England, he has penned such perennial business classics as "The Market Planning Guide" and "The Start-Up Guide" and has coauthored numerous others.
Named by Forbes magazine as its "favorite, most useful small business book"!