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Writing a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision.

Write Your Business Plan

This essential guide leads you through the most critical startup step next to committing to your business vision--defining how to achieve it. Coached by a diverse group of experts and successful business owners, gain an in-depth understanding of what's essential to any business plan, what's appropriate for your venture, and what it takes ensure success.

Writing a Business Plan

Written by an experienced academic and consultant, this book provides a concise guide for producing the optimal business plan. Business plans are vital when it comes to making strategic decisions and monitoring progress.

The Business Plan Workbook

The Business Plan Workbook takes a practical approach to topic of business planning for new venture creation and development. It takes the reader through 29 assignments to help you create and present your business plan, from learning how to create a competitive business strategy through to forecasting sales volume and value.

How to Create a Successful Business Plan

How to Create a Successful Business Plan is about dynamic planning for businesses and provides a structured approach to business planning that focuses on the main components of the business model, while addressing key issues often raised by investors and potential business partners.

Successful Business Plans in a Week

Written by Iain Maitland, a leading expert on appraisals as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to write and receive support for a business plan.

Starting a Business Venture or Start-up

New Venture Creation

With his innovative New Venture Creation Framework, Paul Burns breaks the venture creation process up into three key phases: Research, Business Model Development, and Launch. At every stage crucial steps and considerations are revealed, providing comprehensive coverage of the subject.

The Beermat Entrepreneur

The Beermat Entrepreneur helps you convert your jotted notes about your business idea into a big and successful business. With wit and humour, this quick-to-read and simple-to-use book could turn your beermat inspiration into reality.

Start Your Business Week by Week

In 26 weekly steps, this unique and cleverly structured book will walk any budding entrepreneur through everything you need to know and do, in the exact order you need to do it, to get your new business up and running.

Starting a Business from Home

For aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, the possibilities are limitless. The flexibility, freedom and cost-effectiveness that starting-up in the home offers means that more and more entrepreneurs are choosing this as the best location to agilely launch their business.

Gear Up: Test Your Business Model Potential and Plan Your Path to Success

Transform your business idea into a high potential venture Big, bright and brilliant, Gear Up is an engaging and practical workbook for anyone looking to pursue a fresh business opportunity or grow an existing one.

Beyond the Business Plan

This insightful practical guide argues that the traditional business plan may not be appropriate for many new ventures and presents an alternative, effectual approach that encourages flexibility and development through exploration and experience.

Start up and Run Your Own Business

This book helps you do just that.More than a "how to" book, Start Up and Run Your Own Business brings the skills of experienced blue-chip consultants to bear on your enterprise.

Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works

Entrepreneur Revolution is a master class in gaining an entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network, and the way you make a living.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Arts Industry

The Freelance Bible

In The Freelance Bible, award-winning entrepreneur and freelancer, Alison Grade, guides you through absolutely everything that you need to know to start your successful self-employed life.

Creative Personal Branding

This book is a unique resource for creative minds, entrepreneurs, and teams, but may also be used by anyone facing major life decisions.

Music Entrepreneurship

Music Entrepreneurship features an analysis of the changing landscape of the music industries and the value of the entrepreneur within them through a series of focused chapters and case studies. Alongside contributions from key academics across the globe, expert contributors from across the industry highlight successful entrepreneurs and offers practical help to the reader trying to navigate the business.

Setting up a Successful Photography Business

Written by the owner of a successful photography agency, it is packed full of helpful information and invaluable advice from not only the author but also many leading photographers and commissioners working in all areas of the industry today. It also contains lots of useful checklists, charts and handy business templates- everything you need to know to get your own photography business off to flying start.

Work for Money, Design for Love

Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own.

The Business of Film

The updated second edition of this text introduces readers to the business of film at every stage of the filmmaking lifecycle, from planning and production to distribution.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business