Table of Contents for How to Write a Business Plan


How to Use This Book
Benefits of Writing a Business Plan
What Is a Business Plan?
1/2(1)
Why Write a Business Plan?
1/2(1)
Issues Beyond the Plan
1/3(1)
Do You Really Want to Own a Business?
Introduction
2/2(1)
Self-Evaluation Exercises
2/3(1)
How to Use the Self-Evaluation Lists
2/6(1)
Reality Check: Banker's Analysis
2/6(1)
Choosing the Right Business
Introduction
3/2(1)
Know Your Business
3/2(1)
Be Sure You Like Your Business
3/3(1)
Describe Your Business
3/4(1)
Taste, Trends and Technology: How Will the Future Affect Your Business?
3/8(1)
Breakeven Analysis: Will Your Business Make Money?
3/10(1)
What You Have Accomplished
3/21(1)
Potential Sources of Money to Start or Expand Your Small Business
Introduction
4/3(1)
Ways to Raise Money
4/3(1)
Common Money Sources to Start or Expand a Business
4/9(1)
Additional Money Sources for an Existing Business
4/16(1)
If No One Will Finance Your Business, Try Again
4/17(1)
Secondary Sources of Financing for Start-Ups or Expansions
4/18(1)
Conclusion
4/21(1)
Your Resume and Financial Statement
Introduction
5/2(1)
Draft Your Business Accomplishment Resume
5/2(1)
Draft Your Personal Financial Statement
5/8(1)
Your Profit and Loss Forecast
Introduction
6/2(1)
What Is a Profit and Loss Forecast?
6/2(1)
Determine Your Average Cost of Sales
6/3(1)
Complete Your Profit and Loss Forecast
6/5(1)
Review Your Profit and Loss Forecast
6/14(1)
Your Cash Flow Forecast and Capital Spending Plan
Introduction
7/2(1)
Prepare Your Capital Spending Plan
7/3(1)
Prepare Your Cash Flow Forecast
7/5(1)
Required Investment for Your Business
7/11(1)
Check for Trouble
7/12(1)
Write Your Marketing and Personnel Plans
Introduction
8/2(1)
Marketing Plan
8/2(1)
Personnel Plan
8/10(1)
Editing and Finalizing Your Business Plan
Introduction
9/2(1)
Decide How to Organize Your Plan
9/2(1)
Write Final Portions of Your Plan
9/3(1)
Create the Appendix
9/7(1)
Create Title Page and Table of Contents
9/8(1)
Complete Your Final Edit
9/9(1)
Consider Using a Business Consultant
9/10(1)
Selling Your Business Plan
How to Ask for the Money You Need
10/2(1)
How to Approach Different Backers
10/4(1)
What to Do When Someone Says ``Yes''
10/7(1)
Plan in Advance for Legal Details
10/8(1)
After You Open---Keeping on the Path to Success
Introduction
11/2(1)
Watch Out for Problem Areas
11/2(1)
Getting Out of Business
11/6(1)
Good Resources for Small Businesses
Introduction
12/3(1)
Business Consultants
12/3(1)
Books
12/4(1)
Pamphlets
12/9(1)
Magazines---Continuing Small Business Help
12/10(1)
Computers and Business
12/10(1)
Online Information
12/13(1)
Formal Education
12/15(1)
Appendices
1 Business Plan for a Small Service Business
2 Business Plan for a Manufacturing Business
3 Business Plan for a Project Development
4 Tear-Out Forms
Index