Business Planning Guide

ISBN-10: 079315409X
ISBN-13: 9780793154098
Edition: 9th 2002 (Revised)
Authors: David H. Bangs
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 5/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

"The Business Planning Guide... works because it's focused and simple."ForbesMagazine "Key Bank has referred people toThe Business Planning Guidefor years. Bangs's no-nonsense style takes the intimidation out of the business planning process."Jayne Crosby-Giles, Senior Vice President and Area Sales Manager, Key Bank "The Business Planning Guideis a classic of American entrepreneurial literature."David BenDaniel, Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Business, Cornell University For anyone considering venturing into the unknown waters of starting or managing a business, having a voice of experience at hand can mean the difference between a safe journey and shipwreck. Too many new ventures start with neither compass nor maphighly inadvisable in such an important undertaking. New and existing businesses alike need tools forbusiness analysis, financial forecasting,andbudgeting guidelinesto grow and prosper. Although these terms sound technical, the practical, proven, and real-life advice offered in this all-new ninth edition ofThe Business Planning Guidemakes the jargon come alive. If you are an entrepreneur or manager wanting to launch and grow your venture on more solid financial footing, these are the step-by-step strategies you need to compile a complete business plan and financing proposal.The Business Planning Guideprovides three complete sample business plans and offers expert guidance, including information on how to: Collect relevant information from inside and outside your company. Analyze current market conditions as well as your business's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Determine the appropriate amount and kinds of financing you will need.For businesses small or large, for-profit or non-profit, author David H. "Andy" Bangs, Jr., offers his business philosophy: "The thrill comes in making a business grow, serving more customers, trying out new ways to deliver value to them, and watching your employees grow and develop."

Foreword
To the Reader
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Overview of the Business Plan
Outline of a Business Plan
The Cover Sheet
Statement of Purpose
Table of Contents
A Brief Note on Financing
The Business
Description of Business
Product/Service
The Market
Location of Business
The Competition
Risks and Opportunities
Management
Personnel
Application and Expected Effect of Loan
Summary
Financial Data
Sources and Applications of Funding
Capital Equipment List
Balance Sheet
Breakeven Analysis
Projected Income Statement
Cash Flow Projection
Historical Financial Reports
Deviation Analysis
Summary
The Financing Proposal
Debt versus Equity
Kinds of Bank Financing
Supporting Documents
The Household Census Survey
Sample Letter
Sample Letter of Reference
Sample Floor Plan
Additional Supporting Documents
Sample Partnership Agreement
Corporate Checklist
Functional Resumes
Alternate Business Plan Outlines
The Burch Outline
The American Institute of Small Business Outline
Computerized Business Planning Outline
Additional Outline
Sample Business Plans
Financing Proposal for Finestkind Seafoods, Inc.
World Beat Tours Business Plan
VSA arts New Hampshire Business Plan
Worksheets
Resources
Glossary
Index

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