Perhaps the most important aspect of business planning is simply doing it. More and more business owners are beginning to compile business plans even if they don’t need a bank loan. Others discover the value of planning when they must provide a business plan for the bank. The sheer act of putting thoughts on paper seems to clarify priorities and provide focus. Sometimes business owners completely change strategies when compiling their plan, deciding on a different product mix or advertising scheme after finding that their assumptions were incorrect. This kind of healthy thinking and re-thinking via business planning is becoming the norm. The editors of Business Plans Handbook, Volume 16 (BPH-16) sincerely hope that this latest addition to the series is a helpful tool in the successful completion of your business plan, no matter what the reason for creating it.
This sixteenth volume, like each volume in the series, offers business plans used and created by real people.
BPH-16 provides 20 business plans. The business and personal names and addresses and general locations have been changed to protect the privacy of the plan authors.