Collections of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. Each volume presents approximately 25 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries -- only the company names and addresses have been changed. If a plan has been suppressed, look for it in the print volumes at HD62.7 .B865 - 2nd Floor
This number-one selling business planning guide in the U.S. includes expert help, worksheets to jumpstart the process, a sample business plan, tips on impressing funders, winning tips for competitions, and more. This fully revised and updated fifth edition is a complete, step-by-step guide to researching and writing a business plan to get your company funded.
Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential and unavoidable part of the business cycle. This ebook provides guidance on how to make an impact with your written plan, including advice on researching competitors, how to present your management skills and experience and how to effectively communicate your strategic vision.
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This site provides information on planning, starting, managing and closing a business. It contains resources for marketing your business and has several publication series that are useful to the small business owners.