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Rule's Book of Business Plans for Startups Paperback – September 16, 2004

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The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for Writing a Successful Business Plan—Completely Revised, Updated and Better than Ever!

Never done a business plan before? Where do you start? Section by section, you’ll see how to put your facts and figures into a readable, compelling story written in business language to end up with a complete plan, including: executive summary, company description, industry analysis, market and competition, strategies and goals, products or services, marketing and sales, management and organization, operations, financial pro formas, financial request and exhibits.

Rule’s popular, well-crafted guide has been updated to cover recent trends in business startup financing, internet resources and communication technology. Included are special tips on: · How to impress funding sources · How to attract investors · How to do research

There are six sample plans for: · A wholesale or retail business · A service provider · A manufacturing company · A home-based business · A nonprofit corporation · A combination business with more than one profit center

These valuable examples and detailed explanations cover every issue and contingency you’re likely to encounter in your business venture. You’ll approach the challenge with the assurance that comes form hard-won knowledge and the experiences of many others like you.

About the Author

Roger C. Rule is the author of No Money Down Financing for Franchising and Franchise Redbook. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and past president of seven companies.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 2 edition (September 16, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193253105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932531053
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,609,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rule's Book is easy to follow and gets to the point immediately. This book gives clear examples of how to do a business plan for different types of startups. I highly recommend reading this book.
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