Bankable Business Plans
with Foreward from Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon.com
The secrets behind creating compelling and successful business plans sure to attract financial backers are revealed step-by-step in this invaluable guide. Containing detailed information on Risk Management Association (RMA) data and clear explanations of the guidelines that banks, venture capital firms, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) use to grant loans and other financial support to businesses, the resource equips potential business owners with a wealth of knowledge on lending procedures.
Hundreds of useful ideas for developing, operating, marketing, and building a profitable business are included as are copious examples and resources for further study. By demonstrating how to make each business plan uniquely suited to a particular endeavor—such as home-based businesses, sole proprietorships, and franchise operations—this comprehensive handbook ensures that anyone can embark on a new business venture with confidence.
Prof. Edward G. Rogoff
Professor and former Dean of the Long Island University. He received a B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University where he wrote his thesis under the supervision of Nobel Prize winning economist William Vickrey. Professor and former Dean of the Long Island University. He received a B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University where he wrote his thesis under the supervision of Nobel Prize winning economist William Vickrey.
I am in the middle of starting my own small business. I bought 4 different books on business plan writing and this one is the one that I kept referring to. It is by far the best of the bunch. It’s very readable, and it is organized so well that I was able to use it as a reference book while I was working on my plan. I also used their online tool too, which helped me generate preliminary financials to take to the bank (and to my now first investor). Overall, if you are at any point of the seemingly daunting task of writing a business plan, this book is the best one I found to get you through it.– Tara Costello.
This is a great conceptual book that is helping me understand what to think about while brainstorming and planning. It is finely written and easy to read. I would not say this book is full of tools to use. So, you won’t find hundreds of templates and samples, rather it thoroughly explains what is important and tells you why. I am planning two initial readings, one to get the gist of it and a second to do the work it recommends. I feel this book will be useful again and again but more as a guide rather than a toolkit.– Chandler B
Not only did Bankable Business Plans help me to launch a start-up, the organization, writing style and succinct instructions contained in the book unfolded logically and clearly. This book helped me to forge ahead, undaunted, with my plans for a new business. Each step of the way, I understood what and why I was doing what I was doing. This is a great resource!– Joanne F