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VET 172 - Portfolio and Related Topics: Business Plan
"Business plans describe the strategies and goals of a company. For those just starting an enterprise, business plans define the business and service being provided, outline sales and marketing objectives, and estimate profits and losses the company expects to encounter. For established ventures, business plans summarize the annual operating costs and assess any market changes that may affect the company. Business plans help companies outline their future endeavors and provide a detailed description of their operations for those seeking additional information about the venture, particularly investors or financers."
Got a pet sitting, dog walking or dog training business? 20 experts share their secrets for pet business (and life) success. Each chapter is filled with tips and tools to run your pet business effectively. Kristin Morrison interviewed pet business and mind/body/spirit experts about the most important topics for new and experienced pet business owners. In the interviews, the experts held nothing back - each interview uncovered insights that can help your pet business become more profitable, enjoyable, and rewarding.
At the beginning of every successful business is a well-thought-out and exceptionally prepared business plan that was written with one audience in mind--investors. But too many budding entrepreneurs have written their business's bible with a focus on details most important to managers or employees or even themselves, completely avoiding the questions most crucial to those who determine the fate of the business's genesis--its potential backers. The Standout Business Plan is an immensely practical and readable guide that shows readers how to create a business plan that not only speaks directly to investors and lenders but also makes it easy for them to say yes. Featuring case studies and examples of both what to do and what not to do, this invaluable book reveals how to: * Include the vital information backers need, while leaving out extraneous filler that gets in the way * Address key factors such as market demand, competition, and strategy * Spell out the essence of your business proposition * Outline resources and financial forecasts * Assess risk from the backer's perspective * Evaluate and improve the plan to ensure its success.
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For decades, makers, doers, and dreamers have turned to Inc. for help in getting their businesses off the ground. The insanely successful entrepreneurs behind organizations like Skullcandy, Spanx, Elon Musk, and Airbnb learned lessons at every stage, experienced unexpected setbacks, and in the end triumphed wildly. All along, Inc. was there capturing it all so that others could experience even greater successes than these titans of business. Start a Successful Business gathers these important lessons into a single path-charting guide. From brainstorming to crowdfunding to building partnerships, the book walks new and aspiring founders through seven crucial stages, including:* Establishing a brilliant business idea* Selecting the best structure and strategy for your startup* Getting the word out and building clientele* Preparing to go global* And more! Learn how Elon Musk stays wildly productive. Discover how Sarah Blakely got the inspiration for Spanx. Read the stories of how a hashtag accelerated Airbnb's success and how Warby Parker shook up the eyewear industry with its innovative, socially conscious business model. With the war stories and keen advice from a fleet of trusted experts, Start a Successful Business provides the all-encompassing guide for anyone wishing to not only get their business off the ground, but to become the next wildly successful entrepreneur everyone is reading about.
Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. It's 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, "Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title." His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science - the art of the start.
This book is particularly useful for small business owners and service providers. It is a resource for anyone who knows the value of a written marketing plan and the necessity of revising it on a regular basis. You will learn the elements of a business plan, how to write a good marketing plan and the methods to implement the plan.