Business Plans for DummiesBook - 2005
Business Plans For Dummies, 2nd Edition helpsyou keep your businesses on track and reach your goals. Written byPaul Tiffany, PhD, professor at UC Berkley Haas Business School andthe Wharton School of Business and Steven Peterson, PhD, Professorat UC Berkeley Haas Business School and CEO of Strategic Play, ithelps youRealistically determine where your business is and where youwant to go Create a detailed business plan and put it into action insteadof in a drawer Use the plan to secure financing Prepare for opportunities avoid common pitfalls
In short, Business Plans for Dummies helps you determinewhere you want your business to go and create a map for gettingthere. You'll discover how to:Identify and approach potential financial backers, includingventure capital firms, angels, bankers, and others Clarify and crystallize your company's mission, vision,and values Analyze your industry and your competition Identify your customers, including their needs, habits,purchase triggers, and decision-making processes Objectively analyze your company's strengths andweaknesses Analyze your financial situation in order to do realisticforecasts and budgets Recognize trends and anticipate changes, both in the overalleconomy and in your industry Plan for growth, considering the product life cycle, newproducts, or new markets Structure your organization and nurture leadership
Complete with diverse techniques and approaches plus a samplebusiness plan, Business Plans For Dummies gives you detailedhow-to for designing a dynamic, business plan that will keep you oncourse in spite of the inevitable curves and detours intoday's marketplace. It's a plantastic resource forbusiness owners and entrepreneurs.