Business Plans Kit For Dummies: Edition 3

Discover the ins and outs of constructing a great business plan

When you’re establishing, expanding, or re-energizing a business, the best place to start is writing your business plan. Not only does writing out your idea force you to think more clearly about what you want to do, it will also give the people you work with a defined road map as well.

Business Plans Kit For Dummies, 3rd Edition has been updated to give you the very latest information on the changing economy and its impact on business plans; dealing with venture capitalists; getting start-up money in any economy; incorporating social and ecological responsibility issues; and developing a plan conducive to marketplace changes and advancements.

  • Refreshed examples and data sources for planning
  • Updated “ten top plans” section
  • CD includes new forms, worksheets, and resources

If you’re a small business owner looking for expert guidance and friendly tips on developing and implementing a strategic plan to help your business succeed in an uncertain economy, Business Plans Kit For Dummies has you covered!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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About the author

Steven D. Peterson, PhD, is the founder and managing partner of Strategic Play, a training company specializing in team-based simulations that focus on strategy, planning, and business acumen.

Peter Jaret is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Reader's Digest, AARP Bulletin, and numerous publications.

Barbara Findlay Schenck is a nationally recognized marketing specialist and the author of several For Dummies business books.

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A full updated and extended second edition of an established UK bestseller Business Plans For Dummies 2nd Edition features new and updated information on formulating a solid business plan to build a secure business – even in an economic downturn. Complete with a brand new business plan template to get you started this expert guide offers fresh advice on reading the competitive marketplace and assessing your business in the current economic climate. It walks you step-by-step through every aspect of planning achievable business goals and diversification strategies, identifying trends, exploring new technologies and advertising routes, and predicting your business’ commercial future. Whether you’re looking to start up a small business or streamline an existing one this book is all you need to boost your business know how and prepare a watertight plan. 

Business Plans For Dummies 2nd Edition contains new and updated information on:

Determining Where You Want to Go

Starting Your Business Plan Charting the Proper Course Setting Off in the Right Direction

Sizing Up Your Marketplace

Checking Out the Business Environment Taking a Closer Look at Customers Dividing Customers into Groups Scoping Out Your Competition

Weighing Your Company’s Prospects

Establishing Your Starting Position Focusing On What You Do Best Figuring Out Financials Forecasting and Budgeting 

Looking to the Future

Preparing for Change Thinking Strategically Managing More Than One Product

A Planner’s Toolkit

Making Your Business Plan Work Learning from Others: A Sample Business Plan

The Part of Tens

Ten Questions to Ask About Your Plan Top Ten Business-Planning Never-Evers Ten of the Best-Planned Organisations Around
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