Author(s): Ian Birt
If you're starting a small business, or making major changes to your existing one, to go forward with confidence, you need to write a business plan. This widely used, practical guide shows you how to prepare an effective business plan to obtain a loan and get your business off the ground...It includes: step-by-step guidelines to create a business plan; sample business plans for a range of business types; examples, exercises, quick quizzes, activities and web references; a list of environmentally sustainable business practices; options for marketing, production, purchasing, staffing and financing; what to do when business conditions change...Writing Your Plan for Small Business Success is essential for students of small business management, as well as a valuable guide for anyone heading out on their own. It covers competencies required for the Business Services Training Package, and reflects current legislation and best practice.
Ian Birt is an accountant who has been advising small businesses for over 35 years. He has taught business management for many years in the vocational system, and has written five successful books covering all aspects of small business management.
Preface..PART I: HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS PLAN..1 Understanding business planning..2 The business profile..3 The marketing plan..4 The production plan..5 The purchasing plan..6 The personnel plan..7 The financial plan..8 The completed business plan..PART II: SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS..Introduction..Sample Plan 1: Business Plan of Carla's Cafe..Sample Plan 2: Business Plan of Kate's Bush Tours..Sample Plan 3: Business Plan of Mike's Building Co. Pty Ltd..Appendix 1: Assessment activities..Appendix 2: The environmentally friendly small business..Answers: Quick quizzes..Glossary: Business planning terms..Index