The Standout Business Plan
Publication Date: 2014-05-22
Too many business plans focus on the details most important to the managers or business owners writing them. . . and fail to address the questions most crucial to potential backers. This immensely practical and eminently readable book shows readers how to create a business plan that speaks directly to investors and lenders and makes it easy for them to say yes. Featuring case studies and examples of both what to do and what not to do, the book reveals how to: ● Include the vital information backers need, while leaving out extraneous filler that gets in the way ● Address key factors such as market demand, competition, and strategy ● Spell out the essence of your business proposition ● Outline resources and financial forecasts ● Assess risk from the backer's perspective ● Evaluate and improve the plan to ensure its success With the easy-to-follow guidance in The Standout Business Plan, now anyone can present a clear, concise, and convincing case that will win them the funding they need to succeed. Note: This book is designed for readers developing business plans for the U.S. and Canadian marketplaces.
Business Plans Handbook: A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Small Businesses Throughout North America
Call Number: HD62.7 .B865 v. 1-11
Excellent source of sample business plans for a number of businesses. A great source for examples of pro-forma financial statements. Bakery, Volume 5, page 11; Bagel shop, Volume 5, page 3; Coffee House, Volume 4, page 97; Diner, Volume 1, Pages 315 & 325; Fast Food, Volume 3, Pages 105 & 119; Gourmet Foods, Volume 8, Page 245; Ice Cream Shop, Volume 3, Page 163; Internet Cafe, Volume 5, Page 209; Pizzeria, Volume 6, Page 235; Pizzeria, Volume 11, Page 249; Restaurant, Volume 2, Pages 263 & 271; Restaurant, Volume 4, Page 373; Restaurant, Volume 5, Pages 327, 339 & 359; Restaurant, Volume 7, Page 337; Sandwich Shop, Volume 3, Page 397; Shave Ice Business, Volume 6, Page 323
The Ernst and Young Business Plan Guide
Call Number: HD62.5 .S556 2007
Publication Date: 2007
A guide to researching, writing and presenting your business plan from one of the world's most respected professional service and accounting firms. Includes a sample plan and advice on financing.
Creating a Business Plan for Dummies
Publication Date: 2014-06-23
Everything you need to know to design a profitable business plan Whether you're starting a new business or you've been trading for a while, Creating a Business Plan For Dummies covers everything you need to know. Figure out whether your business idea is likely to work, how to identify your strategic advantage, and what you can do to gain an edge on the competition. Discover why a business plan doesn't have to be a thrity-page document that takes days to write, but can be a simple process that you do in stages as you work through your business concept. Learn how to prepare an elevator pitch, create a start-up budget, and create realistic sales projections. Discover how to predict and manage expenses, and assemble a financial forecast that enables you to calculate your break-even. Look at the risk involved in this business and experiment with different scenarios to see if you're on the right track. Explains how to create a one-page business plan in just a few hours Takes a simple step-by-step approach, focusing on budgets, financials, and everyday practicalities Offers focused guidance on managing cashflow, designing marketing plans, and establishing a long-term vision for your business Includes access to downloadable templates and worksheets, as well as helpful online audio and video components Written by Veechi Curtis, bestselling author and business consultant A good business plan is the first step to success for any new business, and getting it right can mean the difference between big profits and big trouble. Creating a Business Plan For Dummies gives you the detailed advice you need to design a great business plan that will guide your business from concept to reality.
Anatomy of a business plan : the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company’s future
Call Number: HD30.28 .P5 2008
From envisioning the organizational structure to creating the marketing plan that powers growth to building for the future with airtight financial documents, this guide provides the tools to create well-constructed business plans. Beginning with the initial considerations, this handbook offers proven, step-by-step advice for developing and packaging the components of a business plan—cover sheet, table of contents, executive summary, description of the business, organizational and marketing plans, and financial and supporting documents—and for keeping the plan up-to-date. Four real-life business plans and blank forms and worksheets provide readers with additional user-friendly guidelines for the creation of the plans. This updated seventh edition features new chapters on financing resources and business planning for nonprofits as well as a sample restaurant business plan.
The Business Plan Workbook
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
Without a business plan no bank, venture capital house, or corporate parent will consider finance for start up, expansion or venture funding. The Business Plan Workbook is the essential guide to all aspects of business planning for entrepreneurs, senior executives and students alike. Based on methodology developed at Cranfield School of Management and using successful real-life business plans, The Business Plan Workbook brings together the process and procedures required to produce that persuasive plan. The case examples have been fully updated and include a cross section of businesses at various stages in their development, making the book invaluable reading for anyone in business - whatever their background.