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The Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries - only the company names and addresses have been changed.
Typical business plans include type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; business/industry description; market; product and production; management/personnel; and financial specifics.
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides detailed help for entrepreneurs on topics including planning and managing a business, obtaining funding, and winning government contracts.
Whether you seek financial backing or board consent, this bestseller gives you the critical knowledge you need to get the go-ahead. Written by a seasoned practitioner with years of experience in both writing & evaluating business plans for funding, you'll formulate a coherent, consistent & convincing plan with your backer’s needs in mind. Follow its guidance and your plan will have every chance of winning the backing you need.
Easy enough for newcomers, detailed enough for experienced planners. Whether you need to raise start-up money for a new business, acquire venture funding from a corporate parent, or direct the operational management of a new or revamped venture, this book will help you build a business plan that gets the job done.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Market Research is a must-have for anyone who wants to start or expand a business. This fact-filled, actionable book offers a step-by-step guide to researching and documenting the market potential of any product or service, something that is an essential - and too often overlooked - part of constructing a workable business plan.
This single volume provides a step-by-step process (with short, clear examples) of how to develop a custom plan to fit any business. In addition, it defines all of the business terms you'll find inside and lists additional resources to draw upon.
Even if you've created marketing plans before-it doesn't matter. The rules have changed. With the advent of Web 2.0 business strategies like Search Engine Optimization, Social Networking, Pay-Per-Click, and dozens more, it may seem like you need to start from scratch. But with the brand new and completely updated fourth edition of Bill Luther's classic The Marketing Plan, you'll learn how to navigate this perilous new landscape-while actually generating a working marketing plan for your business. By answering questions in each chapter, readers will identify their marketing objectives and deploy specific strategies for every stage of the marketing cycle, from competitive and market analysis to planning, budgeting, brand development, and management. Featuring case studies and examples from major brand successes of the last ten years, the newest edition of The Marketing Plan is undoubtedly the most practical-and the most up-to-the-minute-marketing strategy resource available. Complete with access to online software to aid in decision making, pricing, budget calculations, sales projections, and more, this one-of-a-kind guide provides everything you need to produce an impressive and professional marketing plan.
Create and maintain a successful social media strategy foryour business Today, a large number of companies still don't have a strategicapproach to social media. Others fail to calculate how effectivethey are at social media, one of the critical components ofimplementing any social media strategy. When companies startspending time and money on their social media efforts, they need tocreate an internal plan that everyone can understand. MaximizeYour Social offers a clear vision of what businesses need to doto create--and execute upon--their social media forbusiness road map. Explains the evolution of social media and the absolutenecessity for creating a social media strategy Outlines preparation for, mechanics of, and maintenance of asuccessful social media strategy Author Neal Schaffer was named a Forbes Top 30 SocialMedia Power Influencer, is the creator of the AdAge Top 100Global Marketing Blog, Windmill Networking, and a global socialmedia speaker Maximize Your Social will guide you to mastery ofsocial media marketing strategies, saving you from spending a chunkof your budget on a social media consultant. Follow Neal Schaffer'sadvice, and you'll be able to do it yourself--and do itright.