Write a Business Plan in No Time

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Que Publishing, 2005 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
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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 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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Contents

Introduction
1
The Pitch
4
Understanding the Elements of a Business Plan
19
Who and Why?
29
Preparing Your Company Overview
47
Presenting Your Organizational Structure
79
Where and How?
93
Where and How?
95
Describing Your Business Risks
161
When and How Much?
167
Writing Your Financial Plan
177
The Pitch
195
Presenting Your Plan
203
Helpful References
209
Helpful References
213
References and Resources
233

Crafting Your Marketing Strategy
111
Describing Your Competition
153
Funding Your Business
237
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

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.


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