* Fully revised and updated * Practical guidance given on all aspects of business plans * Includes case studies and examples "Ideal for entrepreneurs and decision-makers in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Highly recommended." -- George Cox, Director General, Institute of Directors "Still the best book available on the subject." -- The Bookseller's Review of Business Books A business plan provides a blueprint for the future of business start-ups. It sets out a company's aims and how it proposes to achieve them. Without such a plan no venture capital house or bank will consider a loan for start-up or expansion. This fully revised new describes the best way to prepare a business plan that will help get the financial backing needed. It includes practical case studies and cash flow forecasts, as well as advice on expanding a business, planning the borrowing and monitoring business progress.
"Edward Blackwell's How to Prepare a Business Plan is still one of the best books available in a sea of business plan guides. Why? It updates a prior best-seller and provides clear explanations, breaking the entire process into easily-digested segments, from producing cash-flow forecasts to planning company expenditures and incoming monies. The small business case studies are particularly well done."--The Bookwatch