Creating a Business Plan for Dummies

  • 11h 34m 52s
  • Veechi Curtis
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2019

Everything you need to know to design a profitable business plan

Whether you're starting a new business or you've been trading for a while, Creating a Business Plan for Dummies covers everything you need to know. Figure out whether your business idea is likely to work, how to identify your strategic advantage, and what you can do to gain an edge on the competition. Discover why a business plan doesn't have to be a 30-page document that takes days to write, but can be a simple process that you do in stages as you work through your business concept. Learn how to prepare an elevator pitch, create a start-up budget, and create realistic sales projections. Discover how to predict and manage expenses, and assemble a financial forecast that enables you to calculate your break-even. Look at the risk involved in this business and experiment with different scenarios to see if you're on the right track.

A good business plan is the first step to success for any new business, and getting it right can mean the difference between big profits and big trouble. Creating a Business Plan for Dummies gives you the detailed advice you need to design a great business plan that will guide your business from concept to reality.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Letting Your Plan Take Flight
  • Chapter 2 - Figuring Out What's So Special about You (And Your Business)
  • Chapter 3 - Sizing up the Competition
  • Chapter 4 - Budgeting for Start-Up Expenses
  • Chapter 5 - Figuring Out Prices and Predicting Sales
  • Chapter 6 - Calculating Costs and Gross Profit
  • Chapter 7 - Planning for Expenses
  • Chapter 8 - Assembling Your Profit & Loss Projection
  • Chapter 9 - Calculating Your Break-Even Point
  • Chapter 10 - Creating Cashflows and Building Budgets
  • Chapter 11 - Separating Yourself from Your Business
  • Chapter 12 - Developing a Strong Marketing Plan
  • Chapter 13 - Staying One Step Ahead
  • Chapter 14 - Managing Risk
  • Chapter 15 - Pulling Together Your Written Plan
  • Chapter 16 - Ten Tips for Using Excel in Your Business Plan
  • Chapter 17 - Ten Ideas for a Well-Presented Plan
  • Chapter 18 - Ten Questions to Ask before You're Done