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1 new frontier s e r v i c e s Business Plan (References)

2 new frontier s e r v i c e s INTRODUCTION This presentation is an overview of the information you can find on websites and books regarding business plans Many of these sources will: Guide you through the steps of developing a business plan Explain its importance Offer samples to help you start creating your plan This serves as an introduction to the vast quantity of information available on why and how to create a business plan

3 new frontier s e r v i c e s WEBSITES

4 new frontier s e r v i c e s Bank of Ireland This is the Bank of Irelands web site. Tips and guides on: Creating your own business Creating a marketing plan Business plan template illustrating the key areas to focus on when creating your business plan

5 new frontier s e r v i c e s Definition of a business plan Thorough explanation on how to create a business plan List of Dos and Donts to follow Sample business plans to guide you

6 new frontier s e r v i c e s Exhaustive information on business plans Videos regarding business plans Business plan templates and outlines Access more than 500 business plan samples organized in different categories of businesses/industries

7 new frontier s e r v i c e s Official UK government website offering support to businesses at a regional level This website covers a variety of subjects regarding the creation of a business plan The components of the business plan are explained in great detail and the web site offers a wide range of information on topics related to them

8 new frontier s e r v i c e s A fast growing website dedicated to small businesses Provides guides and news for start ups and SMEs Articles on a vast number of topics, such as: Business Planning Sales and Marketing Business News The section on Start-up Guides offers tips and suggestions on a number of topics that entrepreneurs should be aware of.

9 new frontier s e r v i c e s Wallstreet Journal Article from the Wall Street Journal website Tips and guides on various aspects of starting up and running a small business.

10 new frontier s e r v i c e s Article on businessweek.com: Winning Entrepreneurs Topic: entrepreneurs of 25 years or younger with successful businesses in the U.S.A.

11 new frontier s e r v i c e s Entrepreneurial websites Access to: Articles on successful start-ups and other related topics Videos Q&A pages Free tools Blogs written by entrepreneurs

12 new frontier s e r v i c e s smallbusinessnotes.com This site offers a checklist of the first steps a business needs to take when starting-up Explanation for each step in the check list

13 new frontier s e r v i c e s Google Videos Videos explaining business plans step-by-step Brief introductions to the sections that should be included in a business plan Detailed explanations on the content of the business plan nhttp://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&client=firefox- a&rls=org.mozilla:en- GB:official&hs=YyC&q=writing+a+business+plan&um=1&ie=UTF 8&ei=9sAoS_iJE8el4Qa3y8mkDQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnu m=4&ved=0CCEQqwQwAw#

14 new frontier s e r v i c e s This website offers: Guides and solutions for small business entrepreneurs Tips Checklists Case studies Startup advice Q&A page business plan templates

15 new frontier s e r v i c e s BOOKS

16 new frontier s e r v i c e s How to write a business plan Explains the benefits of writing a business plan Includes a section on how to determine whether you have the right potential for starting up a business Discusses the money resources needed for a start up Offers step-by-step explanations on how to develop successful plans The book comes with a CD-ROM containing forms, spreadsheets and sample business plans to guide you How to write a business plan (2008) Mike P. McKeever

17 new frontier s e r v i c e s Anatomy of a business plan: the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company's future Provides step-by-step advice on the development of business plans and how to keep the plans up-to-date Offers helpful tools: Worksheets Blank and sample business plans Anatomy of a business plan: the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company's future (2008) Linda Pinson

18 new frontier s e r v i c e s Ernst and Young business plan guide This book takes great care in explaining how the research, writing and presentation should be carried out in order to obtain a strong business plan Explains why certain information is fundamental, how it should be presented and what you should be aware of The concepts are illustrated and further explained thanks to realistic sample plans Ernst and Young business plan guide (2007) Brian R. Ford, Jay M. Bornstein, Patrick T. Pruitt

19 new frontier s e r v i c e s Your First Business Plan: a simple question-and-answer format designed to help you write your own plan Analysis of the fundamental components of a strong business plan The concepts are illustrated with figures and charts Useful tips are available to guide you through the process Your First Business Plan: a simple question-and-answer format designed to help you write your own plan (2005) Joseph A. Covello, Brian J. Hazelgren

20 new frontier s e r v i c e s How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan: Step-by-Step Guide Offers Examples and plan outlines from successful companies Extracts from business plans written by top business men, such as: –Frank Carney, founder of Pizza Hut –Ben Cohen, founder of Ben & Jerrys The concepts explained can be put into practice thanks to exercises present at the end of each section, enabling the creation of a business plan according to your needs How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan: Step-by-Step Guide (2003) David E. Gumpert

21 21 new frontier s e r v i c e s Legal disclaimer: The sole responsibility for the content of this presentation lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


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