Write a Business Plan In No Time

Write a Business Plan In No Time

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How many times have you thought about opening your own business? Is it a bakery to sell your delicious apple pies? Or maybe a financial consulting firm to help people safely invest their money? Or even an indulgent day-spa? The idea is great, but if you're like most would-be entrepreneurs, you know that going from thinking to doing takes more time than you may have. Writing a business plan is the important, and intimidating, first step to starting your own business, and now there is a comprehensive source on the subject that can teach you how to write your plan the fast, simple and easy way. Write a Business Plan In No Time is the working entrepreneurs answer to giving ideas life. Entrepreneur, businessman and author Frank Fiore walks you through writing a business plan step-by-step using easy-to-follow to-do lists. He'll help you determine the type of plan you need, what the various pieces of the plan should be and how to avoid common mistakes while writing your plan. Learn from the included sample business plans that illustrate the best language to use and approach to take depending on the purpose of the plan. You'll also be able to download worksheets, to-do lists and other helpful information from the book's website. With the help of Write a Business Plan In No Time, you will start to make your dream a reality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0789733722
  • 9780789733726

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How many times have you thought about opening your own business? Is it a bakery to sell your delicious apple pies? Or maybe a financial consulting firm to help people safely invest their money? Or even an indulgent day-spa? The idea is great, but if you're like most would-be entrepreneurs, you know that going from thinking to doing takes more time than you may have. Writing a business plan is the important, and intimidating, first step to starting your own business, and now there is a comprehensive source on the subject that can teach you how to write your plan the fast, simple and easy way. "Write a Business Plan In No Time" is the working entrepreneur(TM)s answer to giving ideas life. Entrepreneur, businessman and author Frank Fiore walks you through writing a business plan step-by-step using easy-to-follow to-do lists. He'll help you determine the type of plan you need, what the various pieces of the plan should be and how to avoid common mistakes while writing your plan. Learn from the included sample business plans that illustrate the best language to use and approach to take depending on the purpose of the plan. You'll also be able to download worksheets, to-do lists and other helpful information from the book's website. With the help of "Write a Business Plan In No Time," you will start to make your dream a reality.
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Table of contents

Introduction.I. GET A PLAN!1. Business Plan Basics. What Is a Business Plan? Getting the Most Benefit from Your Business Plan Understanding the Three Types of Business Plans Avoiding Common Business Plan Errors Summary2. Understanding the Elements of a Business Plan. Answering the Essential Questions Pulling It Together-The Business Plan Elements SummaryII. WHO AND WHY?3. Getting Started: Introducing Your Plan and Identifying Your Mission and Goals. Formatting the Plan Defining Your Mission Statement and Company Objectives Write the Plan! Summary4. Preparing Your Company Overview. Identifying Your Company Identifying Current and Potential Funding Sources Describing Strategic Alliances Write the Plan! Summary5. Describing Your Product or Service. Showing What Your Business Sells Outlining Production Processes Write the Plan! Summary6. Presenting Your Organizational Structure and Management Team. Describing Your Organizational Structure Writing Your Description and Creating an Organizational Chart Write the Plan! SummaryIII. WHERE AND HOW?7. Describing Your Marketplace. Doing the Research Defining Your Market Segment-Targeting the Customer Analyzing Your Industry, Its Participants, Your Market, and Market Trends Write the Plan! Summary8. Crafting Your Marketing Strategy. Creating a Marketing Strategy Acquiring Customers Retaining Customers Monetizing Customers Creating a Public Relations Plan Describing Your Sales Strategy Write the Plan! Summary9. Listing Your Distribution Channels. Describing Your Real-World Presence and Distribution Channels Describing Your Digital Presence and Distribution Channel Write the Plan! Summary10. Describing Your Competition. Describing the Competitive Environment Write the Plan! Summary11. Describing Your Business Risks. Listing Your Business Risks Describing Your Risk Management Strategy Write the Plan! SummaryIV. WHEN AND HOW MUCH?12. Creating Your Implementation Plan. Detailing the Startup Phase-The Zero Months Describing the First Year Outlining the Three to Five Year Plan Write the Plan! Summary13. Writing Your Financial Plan. Presenting Persuasive Financials Writing the Pro Forma Organizing Your Financial Statements Write the Plan! SummaryV. THE PITCH.14. Presenting Your Executive Summary. Organizing Your Executive Summary Write the Plan! Summary15. Presenting Your Plan. Creating the Elevator Pitch Presenting Your Plan to Investors and Management SummaryVI. HELPFUL REFERENCES.A. Sample Business Plan. 1. Executive Summary 2. Company Summary 3. Services 4. Market Analysis Summary 5. Strategy and Implementation Summary 6. Management Summary 7. Financial PlanB. Sample Elements. Full Pro Forma Pro Forma Income Statement Pro Forma Statement of Cash Flow Balance SheetC. References and Resources. Marketing Websites Free Marketing E-Newsletters Financial Information Business Plans and General Business Information Technology Solutions Legal Information Tax Information National Association for the Self-Employed Minority Business Information Women's Business InformationD. Funding Your Business. Outlining Your Use of Funds Describing Funding Sources Creating an Exit or Payback Strategy SummaryIndex.
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About Frank Fiore

Frank Fiore is a business expert and accomplished author of seven e-business books: The 2005 Shopping Directory for Dummies, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Online Business, eMarketing Strategies, Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants, TechTV's Starting an Online Business, How To Succeed in Sales Using Today's Technology, and Dr. Livingston's Online Shopping Safari Guidebook. He has written numerous columns on e-business and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows discussing e-business and the future of e-commerce. He is an assistant professor at Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona and teaches several ground and online courses on e-business. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona with his wife and their Scottish sheepdog. (c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
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