How to write a business plan /

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Author / Creator:McKeever, Mike P.
Edition:8th ed.
Imprint:Berkeley, CA : Nolo, c2007.
Description:273 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Language:English
Subject:Business planning.
New business enterprises -- Planning.
New business enterprises -- Finance.
Small business -- Planning.
Small business -- Finance.
Business planning.
New business enterprises -- Finance.
New business enterprises -- Planning.
Small business -- Finance.
Small business -- Planning.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6825322
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ISBN:1413305628 (alk. paper)
9781413305623 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • How to use this book
  • What kind of plan do you need?
  • Getting started
  • And a few more words
  • 1. Benefits of writing a business plan
  • What is a business plan?
  • Why write a business plan?
  • Issues beyond the plan
  • 2. Do you really want to own a business?
  • Introduction
  • Self-evaluation exercises
  • How to use the self-evaluation lists
  • Reality check : banker's analysis
  • 3. Choosing the right business
  • Introduction
  • Know your business
  • Be sure you like your business
  • Describe your business
  • Taste, trends, and technology : how will the future affect your business?
  • Break-even analysis : will your business make money?
  • What you have accomplished
  • 4. Potential sources of money to start or expand your small business
  • Introduction
  • Ways to raise money
  • Common money sources to start or expand a business
  • Additional money sources for a existing business
  • If no one will finance your business, try again
  • Secondary sources of financing for start-ups or expansions
  • Conclusion
  • 5. Your resume and financial statement
  • Introduction
  • Draft your business accomplishment resume
  • Draft your personal financial statement
  • 6. Your profit and loss forecast
  • Introduction
  • What is a profit and loss forecast?
  • Determine your average cost of sales
  • Complete your profit and loss forecast
  • Review your profit and loss forecast
  • 7. Your cash flow forecast and capital spending plan
  • Introduction
  • Prepare your capital spending plan
  • Prepare your cash flow forecast
  • Required investment for your business
  • Check for trouble
  • 8. Write your marketing and personnel plans
  • Introduction
  • Marketing plan
  • Personnel plan
  • 9. Editing and finalizing your business plan
  • Introduction
  • Decide how to organize your plan
  • Write final portions of your plan
  • Create the appendix
  • Create title page and table of contents
  • Complete your final edit
  • Consider using a business consultant
  • 10. Selling your business plan
  • How to ask for the money you need
  • How to approach different backers
  • What to do when someone says "yes"
  • Plan in advance for legal details
  • 11. After you open : keeping on the path to success
  • Introduction
  • Watch out for problem areas
  • Getting out of business
  • 12. Good resources for small businesses
  • Introduction
  • Business consultants
  • Books
  • Pamphlets
  • Magazines - continuing small business help
  • Computers and business
  • Online business resources
  • Formal education
  • Appendixes
  • A. Business plan for a small service business
  • B. Business plan for a manufacturing business
  • C. Business plan for project development
  • D. How to use the CD-ROM
  • Installing the form files onto your computer
  • Using the financial planning spreadsheets
  • Using the business plan files
  • Index.