Business Plans Made Easy, 3rd Edition(0 customer reviews)
Write a professional plan that gets amazing results
Whether you’re just starting out or already running a business, this essential guide to create a high-impact business plan can mean the difference between success and failure. Packed with insider tips and expert advice, it walks you step by step through creating a powerful, personalized plan to showcase your business idea, impress potential investors and get you the funding and support you need.
- What makes a successful business plan–and how to create one
- What to include in your plan (and what to leave out!)
- How to tailor your plan to the various needs of bankers, investors, partners, suppliers and customers
- How to update your plan so it grows with your business
Plus, this edition includes new financial sources, information on investment planning and technology and more real-life business plans.
DAVID H. BANGS has been working with small business owners for more than twenty years. His career has included positions as commercial loan officer for Bank of America; manager of the Exeter Business Information Center, a pilot program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and founder of Upstart Publishing Company. He is the author of 11 small business books including A Crash Course on Financial Statements for Small Business Owners.
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A wide variety of people will be interested in your business plan, including investors, potential partners, bankers, suppliers and employees. But one plan doesn't fit all. If you want to get maximum impact from your plan, you'll need to tailor it to address the particular needs of your audience.
Win Your Own Business Don't overlook business plan competitions as a potential source of capital. A business plan is an essential element in getting funding for a new business. Entrepreneurs show their plans to venture capitalists, angel investors, banks, and even friends and family in the hopes of raising capital. But there's one source of financing that most entrepreneurs neglect: business plan competitions.