How to Write a Business Plan is an amazing book, chuck full of great information – if you are an entrepreneur looking to start up a business. This book will definitely help you put your thoughts on paper in a well-organized manner.
How to Write a Business Plan will help you take a project that can be overwhelming and show you how to make it much more manageable through the steps that are laid out for you. The task of writing a business plan can be quite daunting, but this book lays out each step in such a detailed, manageable manner – it allows even the novice to feel comfortable in what they are creating.
There are so many significant reasons to put a business plan in place, as pointed out in the beginning of this book. Not only is writing a business plan required if you are looking to get funded by a lender, it will also help you determine if your business even has a chance for success. Having a business plan will also improve your odds for success; I’m not aware of anyone starting a business who wants to see it fail.
How to Write a Business Plan goes above and beyond the essentials on how to write a great business plan. It also covers topics such as choosing the right business and if you really want to own a business, as well as, creating marketing and personnel plans. Also included is an entire section on keeping your business on the path of success.
The sections on creating a profit and loss forecast and creating a cash flow forecast and capital spending plan are especially helpful, specifically if you find creating these types of plans to be overwhelming! How to Write a Business Plan will not only walk you through the process, but will also help you gain an understanding of small business financials.
I highly recommend this book to any entrepreneur who is starting a business. I also recommend this book to anyone who has a successful business but does not yet have a business plan in place, or is looking for funding in order to expand. Even if your business does not require funding, How to Write a Business Plan will allow you to put your ideas down on paper and help determine the success of your business.
Jodi lives in the western suburbs of Illinois with her husband, her elementary school daughter, and preschool boy/girl twins. She is an avid reader and loves losing herself in a good book. She has a Master’s in Information Technology and has been a WAHM mom for 4 years now.
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