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Business Planning Outline

Business Planning Outline

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Do I need a Business Plan?What's in a business plan?What makes a successful business plan?BUSINESS PLAN BASICSWhat's in a business plan?What makes a successful business plan?How do you write a business plan?GATHERING INFORMATION FOR YOUR PLANBUSINESS PLAN MAINTENANCEReviewing Your PlanMaintaining Your PlanCompetitor intelligenceForecastsQuantitative forecastingQualitative forecastingBenchmarkingResourcesBudgetSchedulingBreakeven analysis
Budgeting: Why and How 1
Why Make a Budget? Who Reads Budgets? 2Eight Steps to Creating a Budget 5Success Review 18Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 1 18
2. The Parts of a Budget 20
 Time Periods of Your Budget 20Budget and Vision 23Forecasting Income 29Expense Categories vs. Account Codes 32Key Accounting Concepts 34Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 2 39
3. Gathering Production Figures 41
Gathering Past Figures 42Working with Multiple Periods 45Working with Account Categories andLine Item Names 50Evaluating the Quality of Your Information 50Working with Multiple Periods and Trends 52Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 3 53
4. Creating a Production Budget 55
Estimation Methods 56Planning the Future in Detail 58A Sample Manufacturing Budget 61Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 4 71
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5. Planning and Budgeting a Project 72
Define the Project 73Create the Work Plan 84Calculate the Cost 89 Tracking a Project 89Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 5 90
6. Checking It Twice 92
Using a Partner for Proofreading 92Errors Created by Spreadsheet Programs 93Automatic Cross-Checking in Spreadsheets 96Document Version Control 97Verifying Budgetary Assumptions 100 The Final Proofreading Steps 101Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 6 101
7. Preparing for Presentation 103
Combining Parts of Your Budget 104Revising Budgetary Assumptions 107Creating Templates and Formatting a Budget 109Adding Account Codes 110Preparing a Budget Presentation 111Presentation Formats 117Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 7 121
8. Budgetary Spending 123
Getting the Budget Authorized 123Adjusting to the Authorized Amount 126Setting up Your Budget with Accounting 128Spending at the Beginning and the End of the Year 133Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 8 134
9. Tracking Your Budget 136
Authorizing and Tracking Expenses 137Closing a Budget Period 142Comparing Estimated Versus Actual Budgets 144Overspending and Underspending 144Adjusting the Budget 147Reviewing Financial Statements 147Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 9 151
10. Budgeting and Human Resources 153
HR Management and HR Services 154Use of Consulting Services and Outsourcing 155
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Departmental Control 156Putting It All Together 165Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 10 166
11. Small Business Money Management 168
Estimating Business Income 170Small Business Payroll 173General Financial Management 174Seasonal Fluctuation and Available Cash 175Setting Prices 178Budgets for Customer Proposals 178Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 11 182
12. Mastering the Budget Process 184
Negotiating for Your Budget 184Improving Your Estimation Skills 186 Timing Your Budget Preparation 188 The 15-Month Budget 189Manager’s Checklist for Chapter 12 190
Index 193

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