July 20, 2014 (Powerhomebiz.net) Every month, entrepreneurs launch a huge number of new businesses: over half a million employer businesses and more than 2 million sole proprietorships. One of the best ways for them to increase their chance of success is to develop a business plan. But the whole idea is often overwhelming. And when everything in business changes so fast, is it really necessary any more?
“Remember, it’s the planning, not the plan, that entrepreneurs need to focus on,” said author Rhonda Abrams, author of Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, the number one bestselling business plan guide in America. “I guide you through steps to launch a successful business and get funded. And there are so many new aspects to business you need to consider.”
Just released in its sixth edition, Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies offers the most up-to-date business plan guidance available.
What’s New in this Edition:
• Crowdfunding – who it’s good for and when to use it for a new business
• Lean Start-Up – how to get going with fewer dollars
• Minimal Viable Product – finding ways to get to market faster
• The Cloud – how to leverage cloud technology to grow faster, better, cheaper
• Sample PowerPoint – slide-by-slide guide to the 12 slides investors want to see
Included in this edition are insights and tips from business luminaries and insiders, including Seth Goldman, CEO of HonestTea; Kay Koplovitz, former chair of Kate Spade; Bill Rancic, winner of the first Apprentice and serial entrepreneur.
Over one million entrepreneurs have launched their businesses using Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, it is used in over 1000 business schools and has been translated into over 30 languages.
This hands-on, 430-page guide takes entrepreneurs through the entire planning process, from an initial feasibility analysis to advice on polishing a final document and pitching the plan. Each section of the business plan is broken down into checklists and easy-to-fill worksheets.
“Successful Business Plan is our mainstay,” says Jim Jindrick of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program of the University of Arizona. “It’s well organized, full of useful information and worksheets. Our students launch successful businesses using PlanningShop books.”
“Taking the time to develop a business plan is crucial for launching, growing, and saving companies,” says Abrams. “Three times at critical junctures, the business-plan process has helped me save and grow my own company. By developing-not necessarily writing-a business plan, and thinking through the tough questions, entrepreneurs greatly improve their chance of success.”
About Rhonda Abrams:
Rhonda Abrams is recognized as one of America’s leading experts on helping entrepreneurs moregrow successful companies. Her weekly column in USA Today is one of the most read columns on small business and entrepreneurship in the U.S. She is the author of 19 books on entrepreneurship, small business and business planning. Abrams was named one of the top Small Business Influencers in America and one of the 100 most influential women in Silicon Valley.
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