The ultimate desk reference. whether you’re looking for investment dollar or creating a three-year plan, this book is a must!
–Daniel De Freitas. Vice President of Operations, RDI Consulting, Ltd.
Work of Art. I enjoy reading books based upon business like themes, and I must say that this is one that has completely stood out from the rest that I have read.
-Michael K. Johnson
(Amazon.com review. 05/03)
Jam-packed with information: Brimful with data and stacks of worksheets, this is a good buy for anyone in need of a business security blanket. For those who want the full on approach, this is it!
–Phil Woolrich. Head of Business, United World College SE Asia
Designed to launch any entrepreneur who is planning to start a small business and needs to know the essentials of writing a business plan. This book is especially good in the way it presents its information, making it particularly easy to absorb and apply.
–Alan Caruba. Editor of Bookviews.com
It is one of the best of its kind that I have seen in a long time.
–Alan Caruba. (email reply, used with permission)
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days provides an important key to writing a business plan and starting your own business.
-Midwest Book Review. Oregon, WI
(Amazon.com review. 2/12/01)
This is a must read for anyone before starting your own Business. Now, ask yourself. Can I really afford not to read this Guide?
-Mike Milliken, BN.com . reader review (08/10/01)
If this book had existed at the time, it would have saved us weeks, maybe even months, of time. all the basics, all in one place.
-Farzana Hyland. San Jose, Former Business Owner (Amazon.com review )
Patsula’s book is very readable and user friendly.
-Borders.com. reader review
This is simply the best book of its kind.
–William Nowik. Book Editor, Nowik.com
provides articles and resources for each of the 30 days of SBP30.
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days™ (Third Edition) offers 384 pages of easy-to-use fill-in-the-blank worksheets, checklists, and forms, with profit tips, strategies, fact-filled quotes, step-by-step instructions, and much more. MORE examples! MORE helpful tips. SPB30 has been designed to be used by itself with additional guidance from The Entrepreneur’s Guidebook Series �.
Our third edition includes:
200+ education, inspirational, and motivation quotes
33 profit tips
130 pages of time-saving worksheets and checklists.
The One Day Business Plan �
a 15 page sample business plan with feedback tips.
SBP30 covers all the essentials of writing a business plan including:
company plan market plan financial plan.
More specifically, it helps you complete a:
cash flow statement
12-month income projection
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days also helps you:
design a company logo business card
create a company name slogan
write a news release
write an executive summary
develop a pricing policy
pick an accounting system
and much more!
Our goal is to help make your planning efforts more efficient and productive. Successful Business Planning in 30 Days covers all the good stuff, about planning and starting as business, as well as the important stuff.
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Easy to Absorb and Apply
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days by Peter J. Patsula provides a step-by-step thirty day approach designed to launch any entrepreneur who is planning to start a small business and needs to know the essentials of writing a business plan. This book is especially good in the way it presents its information, making it particularly easy to absorb and apply. There’s plenty of supporting information to be found on his Internet site, Smallbusinesstown.com where the book can be purchased online.
-Alan Caruba. Editor of Bookviews.com (9/21/00)
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days provides an important key to writing a business plan and starting your own business, providing the charts, worksheets and graphs needed to make decisions. Libraries may find the workbook approach not quite suitable for lending, but there’s more than just a set of blank pages for fill-in here: chapters pack in essential details on how to create everything from record-keeping systems to business plans.
-Midwest Book Review. Oregon, WI
(Amazon.com review. 2/12/01)
Would Have Saved us Weeks of Time!
Some years ago my husband and I started a small consumer electronics export business in San Jose, California, Silicon Valley. If this book had existed at the time, it would have saved us weeks, maybe even months, of time that we spent gathering basic information from a variety of sources. This book has all the basics, all in one place, with real-life examples and suggestions in a usable and practical workbook format. This may not be the only book you need to get started in business, but it certainly should be the first book you get.
-Farzana Hyland. San Jose, Former Business Owner (Amazon.com review ) (9/22/00)
A useful book for the aspiring businessman or -woman.
Patsula’s book is very readable and user friendly; it has lots of useful information and advice. It can be dipped into by the casual reader — but if you do actually have to get down to the serious task of writing a business plan, you will find the find the step-by-step approach extremely helpful. The book is of use to those with a general interest in sensible business strategies — and as a practical instruction manual.
-Borders.com. reader review (11/16/00)
Essential Guide for Business Planning
If you are one of the millions, who has contemplated starting your own business or just curious. Do I really have a valid business idea and will this idea fly? You at least owe it to yourself to find out. By reading and following the outlines provided in this guide, you will finally be able to answer that question and many more. This is a must read for anyone before starting your own Business. ‘Successful Business Planning in 30 Days: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing a Business Plan and Starting Your Own Business’ the title says it all. Now, ask yourself. Can I really afford not to read this Guide? Worst case scenario, you’ll have gained knowledge of what it takes to be successful in Business and redirect your efforts.
-Mike Milliken, BN.com. reader review (08/10/01)
30 Day Business Plan™
DAY 1 – Name your company. Write a mission. Develop a One Day Business Plan™.
DAY 2 – Design a logo. Write a principle business definition. Complete cover sheet.
DAY 3– Determine the content and heading structure
of your business plan.
DAY 4– Summarize your business idea. List key facts.
DAY 5 – List goals, objectives, and strategies. Choose a legal structure.
DAY 6 – Find a location and compare it with your competitors. List pros and cons.
DAY 7 – Describe growth strategies once initial goals and objectives have been met. Outline RD plans.
DAY 8 – Describe your principle products and services. Outline future sales plans.
DAY 9 – Find suppliers. Take steps to protect your ideas.
DAY 10 – Choose a single entry or double entry accounting system. Open a business checking account.
DAY 11 – Outline planned purchases. Computerize operations. Setup business communications. Develop a Web plan.
DAY 12– Choose an inventory and order entry system. Determine your reorder point.
DAY 13– Make an operations schedule. Outline your quality control plan. Research licenses required and legal considerations. Register your business.
DAY 14– Determine your organizational, management, and personnel needs. Find and select professional advisors.
DAY 15– Research market and industry trends.
Detail needs you plan to meet.
DAY 16– Describe and analyze your target market.
Project market share. Outline how you plan to build repeat business.
DAY 17 – Research competitors. Compare strengths and weaknesses. Write your competitive advantage.
DAY 18 – Design a business card. Write a slogan.
DAY 19 – Outline your customer service and credit extension plan. Write a customer service maxim.
DAY 20 – Determine how you will distribute your product or service. Determine how you will test the market.
DAY 21 – Set a pricing structure.
DAY 22 – Develop a promotion plan. Create a promotion budget. Write a news release.
DAY 23 – Develop a packaging concept. Write your warranty. Summarize your marketing approach.
DAY 24 – Calculate startup costs. Summarize sources of capital, loans required, and uses of funds.
DAY 25 – Prepare a 12-month and 3-year income projection. Prepare a cash flow statement. State assumptions made.
DAY 26 – Prepare a breakeven analysis and a pro forma balance sheet.
DAY 27– Prepare a current income statement, balance sheet, and asset sheet. Calculate financial ratios.
DAY 28 – Describe how you will maximize profits and cut costs. Outline your exit, investment, retirement, and tax plan.
DAY 29– Anticipate the reactions of your competitors. Develop an insurance and risk-management plan.
DAY 30 – List documents needed to support research.