Many books have been written on starting a business and the necessity of writing an effective business plan. Each book in our list of recommended business plan books, is devoted solely to the topic. Some have forms and outlines, others have sample business plans for you to review. These are the best step-by-step guides on content, presentation and execution of a business plan still in print today.
From attracting funding via proven methods to tapping secret sources for capital, this step-by-step companion explains how to write a winning business proposal. It includes information on how to identify your company's mission, size up your customers and check out the competition and forecasting. (John Wiley & Sons)
This book offers a step-by-step detailed description on how to draw up a business plan for presentation to potential partners, investors and backers. Focusing on the needs of active business owners, managers, and organizers, the authors demonstrate that the best way to increase chances of business success is by starting with a carefully researched business plan. (Barrons Educational Series Inc)
Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of the New York Times bestseller [em]Rich Dad Poor Dad[/em] series, this book illustrates how to: focus your vision for the business, format your plan to impress, use your business plan as a tool, deal with competition, attract the funding you need, identify strengths and weaknesses, draft a plan for real estate and understand your financials. (Business Plus)
Whether you need to raise money, sell a business or develop a specific project, Brian Finch covers all the issues in producing a business plan. From profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to providing clear and concise financial information, this book is full of ideas. It also includes a glossary, case histories and a detailed section on the key issue of using internal business plans. (Kogan)
Author Carolyn A. Boulger reviews the entire process of writing and presenting a business plan. From idea generation to feasibility analysis, this text covers all steps necessary to develop and start a business. It also provides numerous samples of effective plans and presentations. (Thomson Learning)