Annotations for How to Prepare a Business Plan


Blackwell Publishing
A good business plan should impress potential financial backers by clarifying aims, providing a blueprint for the future of your company and a benchmark against which to measure growth. How to Prepare a Business Plan explains the whole process in accessible language and includes guidance on:

producing cash-flow forecasts

expanding a business

planning the borrowing

monitoring business progress

The author introduces several small businesses as case studies, analyses their business plans, monitors their progress and discusses their problems. Whether looking to start up or expand, this practical advice will help you to prepare a plan that is tailored to the requirements of your business and help you get the financial backing you need.

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Book News
For small businesses, Blackwell, a consultant on small business affairs and a former accountant who ran his own business, describes how to prepare a business plan to get the financial backing needed, with a focus on the UK. Providing examples throughout, he also explains preparing simple cash flow forecasts; what very small businesses should do; business plans for retail and catering and manufacturing; expanding a business; understanding the market; planning the borrowing; what not to do; maintaining the plan and monitoring progress; and the trade cycle. This edition has been updated to include new case studies and information on technology and the Internet. There is no index. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Ingram Publishing Services
A good business plan is the best means of impressing potential financial backers. Indeed, without such a plan no bank or venture capital house will consider a loan for start-up or expansion. How to Prepare a Business Plan describes the best way 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.
Every new business needs a comprehensive and detailed plan if it is to survive. How to Prepare a Business Plan helps aspiring entrepreneurs take this step.


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Ingram Publishing Services
How to Prepare a Business Plan describes the best way 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.

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