Business Plans Kit For Dummies
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Lots of businesses start with a great idea. Writing a business plan can help you refine that great idea and put it to its first test. Ask yourself these questions to evaluate your idea as you assemble your business plan:
  • Is your business idea something you really want to spend time doing?

  • Do you have the resources, connections, skills, and expertise to turn your business idea into a success story?

  • Can you explain your business idea in 25 words or less?

  • Does your business idea address or solve a real customer need, problem, or desire?

  • Will you offer something new or different than the competition?

  • Does your business idea take advantage of a new opportunity? Is your business idea the right one at the right time?

  • Will your business idea make money — and how fast?

Consider a line-up of positive answers a green light — first to start your business planning and then to launch your business.

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Steven D. Peterson, PhD, is the senior partner and founder of the management tool development company, Strategic Play.

Peter Jaret is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and AARP Bulletin.

Barbara Findlay Schenck is a nationally recognized marketing specialist and the author of several For Dummies books.

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