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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.
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.
Billions of dollars are lost every year from marketing plans that fail to get implemented properly. The risks around implementation are high and the challenges are many. This book draws upon fresh research, new technology and decades of experience to help marketers improve their chances of success. The authors propose a practical marketing navigation system to help all businesses ensure their plan identifies the implementation risks and remains on course to deliver its targets. The book is packed with examples from organizations of every size, from both manufacturing and service sectors, and from around the world.