How to Write A Business Plan

How to Write A Business Plan

Book - 2014
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Write a business plan that potential investors will embrace!

If you're thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, you need a plan. Running a successful business requires a great deal of forethought, so write a business plan and secure your venture's future. How to Write a Business Plan will show you how to write the right plan for your business and design a loan package necessary to finance your business and make it work.

With this bestselling all-in-one guide you'll learn how to:

figure out if your business idea will make money
estimate operating expenses
prepare cash flow
create profit and loss forecasts
determine assets, liabilities, and net worth
find potential sources of financing
think first before borrowing from friends and relatives, and
professionally present your plan to lenders and investors

How to Write a Business Plan provides spreadsheets that help you determine and forecast cash flow, financial statements, sales revenue, and profit and loss. It also provides three sample business plans you can modify for your own use.

This edition is completely updated, providing all-new online resources and updated examples of successful business plans.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, c2014
Edition: 12th ed
ISBN: 9781413320787
1413320783
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 23 cm

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Oct 03, 2017

A very disappointing guide to writing a business plan, given the multiple editions. This particular edition is from 2017, which makes the outdated examples even more frustrating. The accompanying worksheets which are easily downloadable from the publisher's website are helpful. The general tone of the book is extremely verbose, with plenty of cringe-worthy libertarian quips which have no place in a how-to book. The author is misinformed regarding basic technology concepts and devotes little to no attention to absolutely essential business concepts in this age, such as SEO, social media marketing strategy, and investment. The author is also extremely misleading as to the ease of obtaining a bank loan for new small businesses.

After reading this book in conjunction with many other business books, I highly recommend going elsewhere, especially for an inexperienced businessperson or someone new to the realm. This book may have been suitable in the 1980's, but certainly isn't now.

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