RiskBuster: Start Or Grow Any Small Business Wherever You Are with Whatever You Have Right Now

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Morgan James Publishing, Oct 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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Never again fear business plans, market research or financial forecasts!


 


RiskBuster empowers ordinary women and men to tap their entrepreneurial power to build thriving, profitable business ventures. This step-by-step process makes it easy to research your business ideas, to determine feasibility, to write business plans for any audience, and to start or grow your business confidently—even if you've never done any of these things before.


 


RiskBuster is for you if:


-You want to start a new business


-You want to grow an existing business


-You need to build your own business plan.


 


You might be in a job you hate. You may be broke and living from paycheck to paycheck. Maybe you've lost your job. You might be slugging it out in a deadbeat business, but not getting anywhere. Or perhaps you're just not satisfied with your day to day lifestyle.


 


You already know that life is not a test run or a dress rehearsal, it's the real thing. The clock is ticking; don't waste another precious minute wondering what life might have been like if only you had tapped your potential!


 


Yet, when the risk taker within you is telling you to roll the dice and leap into a business unprepared, the wise will urge you to hunker down and research your business idea. Fact is, when you really need to know the bottom line, when you can't afford to risk losing your assets or investments—you need to take the time determine if your business idea is feasible, and you need a business plan.


 


Don't worry, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money!


 


A well-researched business plan will unleash the small business still within you. Get immersed in the work you love to do in a planned, logical way—without taking senseless or unnecessary risks.


 


Take control of your entrepreneurial future, today!

 

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Contents

The Business Planners Primer
1
Get Equipped for Business Planning
45
Embrace Market Research
63
Build Your Business Concept Section
115
Map Your Marketing Section
135
Organize Your Operations Section
161
Forecast Your Financial Section
185
Assemble Your Appendices
221
Craft Your Final Presentation
261
Index
289
Dan Boudreau Biography
303
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About the author (2009)

Dan Boudreau is a business planning coach specializing in small business development and financial forecasting. His services span the areas of research, planning and training. With 20 years of experience in the consulting field, Dan has developed and facilitated workshops on the topics of entrepreneurship, business planning, market research, forecasting, proposal development, and train the trainer.

 

Dan has owned and operated small businesses since 1980, ranging from single owner home-based enterprises to more than 180 employees. He is acknowledged and appreciated by his peers and clients for his excellent communication skills and his ability to bring entrepreneurial ideas to fruition, which ensure that his clients receive services of the highest quality.

 

Dan is passionate about coaching others into the complex world of business. He uses business planning as a learning process to empower entrepreneurs to start or grow small businesses and to create financial stability and the lifestyle they want.

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