Business Plans that Work: A Guide for Small Business
by Andrew Zacharakis
With any endeavor, good planning is the key to good results -- especially in the launch of a new business or product. "Business Plans That Work" gives you an easy-to-follow template for conceptualizing, writing, focusing, and revising a business plan that converts your business idea into financial profit.
Dare to Prepare
by Ronald M. Shapiro
In "Dare to Prepare," successful people share the way they apply discipline in preparing for career-changing games, deals, meetings, and interviews. For instance, Cal Ripken Jr. played thousands of games in the major leagues but prepared for each like it was his first. NPR host Liane Hansen has interviewed countless people but approaches each interview with the same meticulous research time and time again.
How to Prepare a Business Plan
by Edward Blackwell
A good business plan is a means of impressing potential financial backers. "How to Prepare a Business Plan" describes how to prepare a business plan that will get the financial backing needed. Now updated with case studies and information on technology and the internet, it includes cash flow forecasts and sample business plans, as well as advice on expanding a business, planning the borrowing and monitoring business progress.
So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take before Making the Leap
by Edward D. Hess
This book focuses on the crucial operational issues that make the difference between consistent profitability and costly failure. You'll learn how to identify the right opportunities and customers; effectively design your products and services; set the right price; overcome customer inertia; avoid common day-to-day management mistakes; find and keep good employees; and finally, smoothly manage growth.
The Complete Guide to Writing Effective and Award-Winning Business Proposals: Step-by-Step Instructions
by Jean Murray
What do you do when you are trying to get your company off the ground and attract new customers? You write a business proposal, which is essentially a bid for business that can be either solicited or unsolicited. Business proposals cannot be thrown together at the last minute; they take a large amount of planning, writing, and revising. This book will walk you through the process, providing you with an easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand method of writing a successful business proposal.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans Plus
by Gwen Moran
This book includes detailed information about how to put together a business plan. It includes CD-ROM that features more than 90 planning tools, business forms, and financial worksheets to help entrepreneurs prepare, write, and make the most of their business plans.
The Everything Business Plan Book: All You Need to Succeed in a New or Growing Business
by Dan Ramsey
Every year, thousands of great business ideas languish because entrepreneurs don't have a solid business plan. Business plans can be simple three-page documents or fill a large binder, but all have the same purpose -- to plan for success. This book provides answers and advice on creating the right plan for your business. The accompanying CD contains 60 sample business plans for a variety of popular ventures.