Making a business plan
Making a Business Plan is a how-to-textbook with an accompanying website offering useful tools to enable you to write a business plan without any prior knowledge. The book is easy to follow and written in plain language.
Why Making a Business Plan?
- A step-by-step approach to making a business plan
- No prior knowledge required
- Additional study materials available online
In this fully revised third edition of the book, eight steps to writing a business plan are described. They are as follows: Step 1: recognizing yourself as an entrepreneur, Step 2: developing your idea, Step 3: setting up your business, Step 4: researching your market, Step 5: planning your promotional strategies, Step 6: organizing your business, Step 7: arranging your finances and Step 8: implementing your plan. For each step the necessary theory is explained briefly, after which you start working on activities designed to culminate in a complete business plan. If you wish, you can consult additional literature.
In addition to activities, Making a Business Plan contains extra assignments designed to provide you with a better understanding of the material. The book also contains numerous examples: particularly useful since financial terminology can be difficult for newly fledged entrepreneurs. The book is also available as an e-book.
On www.makingabusinessplan.noordhoff.nl you will find an entrepreneurial test, checklists, spreadsheet models such as planning forms, budget and balance sheets, an MS Word model for writing a business plan and useful hyperlinks.