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This major revision of the bestselling guide adds advice on using new technology to present business plans, plus information on financing trends and strategic position development.


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This major revision of the bestselling guide adds advice on using new technology to present business plans, plus information on financing trends and strategic position development.

30 review for The Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies

  1. 4 out of 5

    Marc

    Since I'm starting a business I decided to have a plan. I bought this book to figure out how to make a business plan. This book was great in helping me decide how to go about it. It also made me realize there's a lot more to making a business than I thought. Luckily for me, my business won't be big so most of the stuff I didn't have to worry about but it was still good to learn about them. I think the failing of this book was that it assumed that you're going to start a huge business and will need Since I'm starting a business I decided to have a plan. I bought this book to figure out how to make a business plan. This book was great in helping me decide how to go about it. It also made me realize there's a lot more to making a business than I thought. Luckily for me, my business won't be big so most of the stuff I didn't have to worry about but it was still good to learn about them. I think the failing of this book was that it assumed that you're going to start a huge business and will need venture capitalists for it. Most businesses are small start-ups that don't need that much money. It was a small failing but was annoying that it kept talking about things as if you were going to start up a huge corporation. Another thing I wish the book had was tearable worksheets. You can still write on them but it was a bit awkward trying to write in the book. A CD-ROM with the worksheets would have been a lot better. Most businesses fail within the first five years and I think it's because they don't have a plan. If you're starting a business, you should read it. You might not need everything this book provides but it'll give you a great starting point and important things to think about.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey

    OK, you've got a business idea, you need a plan. Daunting task? Certainly. But don't fret; just get reading Abrams' book. There's enough information here to help you get almost any business started. This is a proven source, for it's been through several re-prints since 1991. It's not just a theory book but a workbook that helps you think about some of the most overlooked, critical issues in starting or growing a business: market research; change and adaptability; personal issues: control, challe OK, you've got a business idea, you need a plan. Daunting task? Certainly. But don't fret; just get reading Abrams' book. There's enough information here to help you get almost any business started. This is a proven source, for it's been through several re-prints since 1991. It's not just a theory book but a workbook that helps you think about some of the most overlooked, critical issues in starting or growing a business: market research; change and adaptability; personal issues: control, challenges, creativity; and so on. And what really helps are the insights made by those who've been there, those priceless tips that not only inform but more times than not settle the nerves as the reader discovers businesss success is often more about passion and integrity than numbers and forecasting. Warning: Writing a Business Plan is not for weak o heart. This book is over 400 pgs. There's a lot here. You're not going to use it all (some of it is reference or may not apply to your business), but the bottom line is that it's going to take some work. But you really can't avoid the process. Not only for funding but for knowing your business, you, your market, and the intangibles better so that you have a greater chance at success. But considering it's also got a lot of up-to-date advice and info. makes it an even better buy. For example, insider secrets from venture capitalists, owners, CEOs; sample business plan (a must for those who need to "see" not merely read directions); starting a business in a weak economy (timely, for sure); latest research and trends in business planning and finance; and worksheets, worksheets, worksheets. The last version was printed June 2003, so it's a few years behind, but if you want up-to-the-minute info., go to Abrams web page. Good luck with planning and building your business. To your success!!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Denis Vasilev

    Ликбез по составлению бизнес-плана, затянутый.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    It helped me make a business plan. It was used for school. I learned about business websites, where to find laws and regulations pertaining to business licensing, as well as the directions for creating a business plan, and more. It was a very helpful book throughout school, and I will continue to use as a resource when developing a business plan, and determining the rules and regulations within the city and state I want to create a business entity.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eslam Abdelghany

    It was a little bit long reading, but the book,however, is a good detailed directory for those who are interested in business entrepreneurship issues. Of course I'm not one of them, but it's work demands as usual. Till we meet. It was a little bit long reading, but the book,however, is a good detailed directory for those who are interested in business entrepreneurship issues. Of course I'm not one of them, but it's work demands as usual. Till we meet.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to put together their business plan. This book helped me tremendously!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    Read for class. Surprisingly practical and well organized. Worksheets could have been provided as a digital resource or in appendix, but otherwise no complaints.

  8. 4 out of 5

    R.M. Willis

    I have read and continue to read parts of this as I explore what it means to own a small business in America. It has provided some valuable insight however there are parts that seemed to get caught up in jargon rather than in explaining what I as a reader really wanted to know. It has a great toolkit for putting together a solid business plan if you're seeking investment capital. I would recommend it! I have read and continue to read parts of this as I explore what it means to own a small business in America. It has provided some valuable insight however there are parts that seemed to get caught up in jargon rather than in explaining what I as a reader really wanted to know. It has a great toolkit for putting together a solid business plan if you're seeking investment capital. I would recommend it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Assel

    I saw it in a book store and immediately grabbed it. Been a slow reader gradually digesting information and practising collecting some information that the author recommends to do as your homework before setting up your business. I shall admit, however, this book is one of very fewest in its niche that is so easy to understand and implement later on. Excellent book among other business plan guides!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Noor

    I think for many plans in my mind but can not arrange my plans i dont know why is it ?

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Good book if you want to start a company

  12. 4 out of 5

    John

    One of the best books on writing business plans I have ever read. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to start a business and could use a first class guide.

  13. 4 out of 5

    J

    The best overall business plan I've read to date. The best overall business plan I've read to date.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alien Citizen

    6/25/2005

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alisha Purcell

    This was required reading during my business degree. Great book. Awesome reference.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Justin Jaeger

    Very comprehensive reference for business plan generation. We used it as a way to begin as well as an 11th hour checklist to make sure we'd covered the relevant bases. Very comprehensive reference for business plan generation. We used it as a way to begin as well as an 11th hour checklist to make sure we'd covered the relevant bases.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pawan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Frank

    Very good resource

  19. 4 out of 5

    LaTasha Morgan

  20. 4 out of 5

    TG L

  21. 4 out of 5

    Naina Jain

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Haas

  23. 5 out of 5

    Karen Gibbs

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alex Timberman

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

    Tam Tran

  28. 5 out of 5

    Abdmas The-Braveheart

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kevin McDonagh

  30. 5 out of 5

    Bob Kuehner

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