Writing Your Plan for Small Business Success

Ian Birt
AUD $49.99

A practical guide to creating a plan for your small business, with all the information you need to secure a bank loan and ensure it will be a success.

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.

Author bio:

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.

Category: Business & Management
ISBN: 9781760293321
Edition No: 6th
Table Of Contents: Preface


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



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

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: June 2016
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback
Subject: Small businesses & self-employed

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