Writing Your Plan for Small Business Success

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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; and 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.


Ian Birt is an accountant who has been advising small businesses for 30 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.