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Title:
Business plans handbook : a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Volume 1
Author:
Kahrs, Kristin, 1967-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Gale Research, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xv, 649 pages ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810392229
Format :
Book

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Summary

This collection of 24 actual business plans is intended to be of use to entrepreneurs in developing their business needs. Each plan includes the following categories of information: type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; market; product and production; management/personnel: and financial specfics.


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Booklist Review

The latest volume in this series presents 25 actual plans for small businesses, ranging from a bagel shop to a taxi service. There is also a template for readers to use in creating their own plans. We reviewed the first volume in our April 15, 1995, issue.


Choice Review

Kahrs presents 33 complete small business plans. Following a brief foreword on the planning process, the plans are presented alphabetically by business type. Although the majority of examples are represented by an alias, they are the actual plans of existing business units. The businesses discussed include a diverse group of entrepreneurial types, from accounting and consulting services to boutiques, food service companies, hospitality organizations, retailers, publishers, and two organizations providing virtual reality facilities. Skillful editing preserves the unique differences among the plans while providing the reader with a common framework of analysis. An excellent "Glossary of Small Business Terms," a selected bibliography, and a geographical listing of 750 small business development centers conclude the presentation. Especially appropriate for libraries supporting small business and entrepreneurial studies, this is an excellent reference work that should be a part of every business collection. S. R. Kahn; University of Cincinnati