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A business guide is a formal, written document which includes both a financial and market analysis of the business. These plans are frequently developed as part of the loan application or as a means of formally analyzing the business enterprise. Typical elements in a business plan include:
- Description of Product or Service
- Business History
- Market Analysis
- Competition Analysis
- Financial Information
- Strengths and Weaknesses
- Growth Potential
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How to Prepare a Business Plan by
Call Number: HD62.5 .B55 2011
Publication Date: 2011
"....How to Prepare a Business Plan explains the whole process in accessible language and includes guidance on: producing cash flow forecasts and sample business plans; expanding a business; planning the borrowing; and monitoring business progress. The author introduces several small businesses as case studies, analyses their business plans, monitors their progress and discusses their problems."
How to Write a Business Plan by
Call Number: HD30.28 .M3839 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-06
Author, teacher and financial manager Mike McKeever shows readers how to write the business plan and loan package necessary to finance a new or expanding business and make it work. He helps readers make realistic financial projections, develop effective marketing strategies and refine overall business goals. With How to Write a Business Plan, entrepreneurs learn how to: evaluate the profitability of a business idea-estimate operating expenses-prepare cash flow, profit and loss forecasts-determine assets, liabilities and net worth-find potential sources of financing-think first before borrowing from friends and relatives-present your plan to lenders and investors
The Business Plan Workbook by
Publication Date: 2012-05-28
Tough economic conditions mean that securing funds for your business - whether it's start-up, expansion or venture funding you need - can be a real challenge, and is rarely possible without an exceptional business plan. This completely revised new edition of The Business Plan Workbook gives you the background knowledge, tools and resources required to produce a really persuasive plan. With expert advice on all stages of business planning, international case studies and examples of real-life business plans from successful businesses of all sizes, this book is essential reading for anyone in business. The step-by-step approach covers all the key topics, including:
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This page provides an introduction to resources related to the writing and development of business plans. Resources include print guides, online business plan toolkits, and related databases. Users are encouraged to consult other business research guides for additional information on business and company research.