The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Business Plans

The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Business Plans

by Brian Hill, Dee Power


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Planning is essential to creating a competitive advantage for your small business, and properly done, it can actually be fun. That is the message of this thorough guide, written in easy-to-follow, nontechnical language that you don’t need an MBA to understand. In what areas will your business specialize? What are some of the resources you will need, and challenges you will face? How much do you want your company to grow? Once you have established a vision of your business’s future, you will be on your way to making it a reality.        

Topics covered include:
  • Creating a business model
  • Identifying and beating the competition
  • Calculating expenses
  • Determining whether you need additional capital
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • Writing your executive summary
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Evaluating your team
  • Analyzing your progress
  • And more!  
Whatever your background and whatever kind of business you dream of starting, this latest installment in our popular Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide will help you to achieve your goals!  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581159271
Publisher: Allworth
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Pocket Small Business Owner's Guides
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Hill holds a master's degree in business administration. He is the cofounder of Profit Dynamics Inc., a consulting firm that for more than fifteen years has specialized in helping the owners of small and mid-sized businesses plan their companies and write their business plans. He has worked with more than 150 clients in all parts of the United States and internationally as well. He is the coauthor with Dee Power of Inside Secrets to Venture Capital and Attracting Capital from Angels and has been quoted in publications such as SmartMoney, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Investor's Business Daily. He also writes screenplays and has been the finalist in four major screenwriting competitions.

Dee Power was born on the East Coast and grew up on the West Coast. She holds a master's of business administration. Dee has been interviewed by The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, and various local publications. Dee and her partner, Brian Hill, founded Profit Dynamics Inc., a management consulting firm that assists clients with strategic, marketing, and business plans. The firm also conducts research on venture capital, angel investors, and other issues important to entrepreneurs. Clients include large well-known companies as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. Their website,, provides a wealth of information for small and mid-size businesses.

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