If you’re planning on starting a new business or expanding your current business, whether you’re thinking big business or solo professional, you need a business plan. There’s a book that’s getting a lot of buzz even though it was published in 2003.
I haven’t read it yet, but Ed Rogoff’s book Bankable Business Plans professes to be “the only book on the market that demonstrates how to make each business plan uniquely suited to every endeavor. It is also the only book which explains how to employ the guidelines that banks, venture capital firms and the Small Business Administration use to grant loans and other financial support to businesses.”
Another option is a class that’s starting next week through TeleDevelop.com.
How to Write an Effective Business Plan in Just 21 Days That Gets Results
Led by Alyse Parise, Certified Corporate Business Coach
4 Tuesdays, March 29 – April 19, 2005
8:30 PM EST 1 hour 15 minutes
The 21 Day Business Plan is a step-by-step guide with simple steps and support to show you how to plan and write your business plan. Many entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t know where to begin, or have begun the process only to abandon their efforts.
You will get:
**The 21 Day Business Plan e-book ($79.95 Value)
**21 Day Automated Coaching E-mails that will help you pace your planning
**5 hours of Live Interactive Tele-Class – The class will be recorded if you cannot attend.
Register at TeleDevelop.com
I do have experience with the above program and with the facilitator, Alyse Parise. She’s a dynamite teacher and the program is comprehensive if you’re looking for a guide to creating a business plan.