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The Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies Paperback – April 1, 2003
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-The sample plans were the strongest part of the book because it allowed you to see how the worksheets were put together.
-Very thorough book.
-Leaves nothing out in terms of how to write a business plan and then how to get the money.
-The book fell apart on me after reading through it a few times. For such a high quality text I expect a better put together book.
-Some of the financials were not matching other sections of the sample plan to see how it was put together overall.
-Some of the worksheets especially the financials were not well explained.
There are some drawbacks to this book. For one thing, the fill-in charts don't always match the sample plan sections at the end of the chapter. And sometimes they ask questions without telling you where or how to find the answer. But those are minor quibbles. Overall, it is an excellent book that makes you work hard (as in 40 hours or more), and think about who you are as a corporate entity.
The best "proof of the pudding" was when I took a draft of my business plan into a meeting with an accountant today. Abrams warns you not to use draft plans (they can seem half-baked), but I had no choice... the accountant had to look at something. She was highly impressed, and instantly grasped the basics about my business based on this tight, well-focused, statistically sound presentation.
Thank you, Ms. Abrams. And to potential readers, what's thirty bucks if you can earn many tens or hundreds of thousands more by planning right?
The other thing I like about the new edition is the Excel templates for generating the business plan's financials. They work exactly like the worksheets in the book, which lessens the learning curve. BUT, you have to buy the templates separately from the publisher's website.
All in all, a great update to an already excellent book. Highly recommended.
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The book was in good condition and the price was the best ever. I will always refer other friends to Amazon book club to purchase or even view their books before going to another... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Eppie Mellish
I used this to beef up a homework assignment, but it would be helpful if I had to create an actual business plan when applying for a loan.Published on August 18, 2013 by D. Davis
It's packed with use full and practical information. This book could be read at any given time, because the information given isn't out dated.Published on March 11, 2013 by Jeff Stefanini
The binder was in good shape but chapters were missing and the disk wasn't included. In the future I will not order a binder booklet over amazon.Published on September 23, 2011 by No Name