Business Plans Handbook is a collection of business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. These plans provide examples of how to approach, structure and compose a business plan. Each Handbook presents 20 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries - only the company names and addresses have been changed.
Typical business plans include type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; business/industry description; market; product and production; management/personnel; and financial specifics. Each edition also contains a business plan template and two fictional business plans - all of which can aid users in developing business plans of their own. Also featured is a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary of small business terms; and a cumulative index.