Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Piecing Together the Business Plan

Using last week's post as inspiration, I thought it'd be a good idea to delve a bit deeper into the different components of a business plan.

Another inspiration point is
Lance Winslow's article Sample Business Plan Outline, which I also recommended last week.

Using Lance's extensive outline, I found further reading for each of his main headings


1) Executive Summary:

e-Business plan tutorial
Business Basics…by Mike Volker

2) Objectives:


AllBusiness - Business plans include vision, mission statement, and objectives, don't they? What's the difference?

3) Company & Industry Analysis


Company Analysis section of Growthink's Business Plan Development Guide
Rutger's page on Industry Analysis

4) Marketing Analysis


INC's Write a Marketing Analysis that Will Simply Dazzle
MarketingProfs.com marketing FAQs

5) Management


INC's Making the Most of Your Management Team

6) Operations

e-Business plan tutorial

7) Legal Strategies


Prentice Hall's Key Points page

8) Financial Strategies


HowStuffWorks

TradeMark Express Blog Schedule

A VIS (Very Important Step) for your New Business

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