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Writing a solid Business Plan doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. If 2011 is the year you want to start a business, chances are, you’re going to need a Business Plan.
Whilst some people see the process of writing a good Business Plan challenging, good practical help is always at hand, if you look for it in the right places.
In this episode, I speak to Craig Frazier of Business Plan Examples about what inspired him to come up with The Business Plan Toolkit, a DIY business plan writing template. It is based on a real life coffee shop business plan and uses the familiar MS Word format so it can be updated for any small business.
The Toolkit also includes the 1 year financial Pro-Forma used to project profit and loss, as well as a break-even analysis chart to graphically display to investors where the break-even point is for sales and profit.
- His entrepreneurial beginnings and what keeps him motivated
- Why the Executive Summary is the Make or Break element of a Business Plan
- Why a Business Plan should be for a specific audience – i.e board of directors, a bank or venture capitalist or for personal use
- Getting Started and taking the first Step in Writing a Wining Business Plan
- How he draws inspiration for the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose written by Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos and to “stick with your gut” while growing a business.
“If you can’t articulate who you are and what you want to be through a business plan then your company will lack direction and focus”
As a special gratuity gesture to a few lucky Small Biz Kaizen Podcast Listeners, Business Plan Examples has kindly donated 5 Free Business Plan Toolkits to the first 5 people to write a comment on this very post !
So Hurry and be one of the first 5 people to comment, and receive a FREE complimentary copy of this tried and proven template.
Leave Your Comments Below !
I have found myself pulling my hair out writing my business plan. I can use all the help I can get.
I’m happy to confirm we’ll send you the Business Plan Toolkit compliments of http://www.business-plan-examples.com
Sounds like the perfect first step toward my business plan becoming a reality.
Wish you all the best with your business venture and happy to confirm a complimentary copy the Business Plan Toolkit is on its way to you !
This will definitely help me as I need guidance in writing my business plan. Thank you
The complete “Business Plan toolkit” is on its way to you. Good Luck with your business.
I am excited to start my new home based business on the right path.
Look out for the complimentary “Business Plan toolkit” and best wishes for your business.
Hi Brian, maybe found this page a wee bit late but i still count 4 ot of 5 so far?
I am keen to get my plan started. I like things simple and maybe yours can help to motivate me further.
To setup my own Scottish day tours business.
Happy New Year
Nothing wrong with your counting mate ! You’re the 5th recipient of the Business Plan Toolkit and wish you success in your business.
My pitch would be that although I am the sixth, I’m an entrepreneur and I really would be facilitated with your help! I am also at a business school in Bolivia and could bring many customers!