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Table Of Contents

Introduction
OfficeReady Browser
What is a template?
Why are OfficeReady templates so useful?
Getting Started using OfficeReady Software
Locating the right template
Saving your work
Editing an OfficeReady document
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the OfficeReady browser the only access to the templates?
Where can I find the OfficeReady templates on my hard drive?
How can I get more templates for use with OfficeReady?
Are my existing templates overwritten when I install a template pack?
How can I learn more about OfficeReady?
Where can I find more resources?
Writing your Business Plan
Preface
About the author
Chapter One – You need a Business Plan
Chapter Two – Before you get started
Chapter Three - Business Plan Writing Tips
Write, edit, and re-write
Clarity, conciseness, and coherence
Professional writing quality
Making it look good
Points of style checklist
The cover page
Technology
Manufacturing
Service
Retail
New Venture
Chapter Five Executive Summary
Type of business
Business summary
Business summary checklist
Management overview
Products and services
Requesting funds
Exit strategy
One Page Executive Summary
Executive summary checklist
Chapter Six - Company Background
Business history
Growth and financial objectives
Preparing a financing proposal checklist
Chapter Seven - Organization
Team member information checklist
Other valuable employees
Principal stockholders
Chapter Eight - Market Analysis
Industry analysis
Industry description checklist:
Using a table to summarize the industry
Target market
Target market checklist
Customer profile
Market segmentation
Projected market growth and market share objectives
Chapter Nine -Products or Services
Product and service uniqueness
Product and service description checklist
Future products and services
Competitive comparisons
Research and development
Chapter Ten - Manufacturing or Production Plan
Production and capacity
Production issues
Chapter Eleven - Marketing Plan
Creating and maintaining customers
Pricing strategy
Product positioning
Sales and distribution plan
Sales force plan checklist
Promotional strategy
Chapter Twelve - Financial Plan and Analysis
Financial plan as a modeling tool
Financial plan as a control tool
Some basic steps
Income Statements
Cash Budgets
Balance Sheet
Financial Ratios
Sales Forecast
Estimating Start-up Capital
Start-up Capitalization
Break-even Analysis
More on Pro Forma Financial Statements
Chapter Thirteen – Other Related Communications
Executive Summary
The PowerPoint Show
Elevator Pitch
Chapter Fourteen – Financing: Seed Capital
Bootstrapping
Angel Financing
Small Business Innovation Research Program
Small Business Administration
Commercial Banks
Strategic Alliances
Chapter Fourteen Venture Capital
VC Oversight
VC Exit Strategy
VC Investment Criteria
Chapter Fifteen – Business Plan Appendices
Business plan appendix checklist
Appendix A - Information Resources
Appendix C – Excel Workbooks
Break-Even Analysis (Break-Even Analysis.xls)
Integrated Financials (Integrated Financials.xls)
Projected Personal Financial Condition (Personal Balance Sheet.xls)
Sales Forecast (Sales Forecast.xls)
Balance Sheet (Balance Sheet.xls)
Personnel Plan (Personnel Plan.xls)
Glossary
The Templates
A few helpful hints for editing your business plan documents
Inserting Excel workbooks and sheets
About Workbooks macros
A List of Templates
Business plan materials (Core folder)
Reference and other documents (Extra folder)
Sample business plans (Sample Plans folder)
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