Here is an easy to use Excel based software program. It is a multi featured business planning tool that is extremly usfull when planning a new business or project.
The program will help you do the following:
* Plan and analyze your start up expenses and sales
* Perform Break-Even Point analysis
* Conduct 'what-if's analysis
* Perform financial ratios analysis
* Make a "go /no-go" decision
... and much much more.
Simply type in once your business' details and assumptions and it will automatically produce a comprehensive set of financial projections and analysis for your specific business, including: Start-Up Expenses, Projected Balance Sheet, Projected Cash Flow Statement, Financial Ratios Analysis, Projected Profit and Loss Statement, Break Even Analysis, and many more.
Click on the following button and save the file to your PC (MS Excel format):
Here's a detailed instructions manual that will walk you step by step and show you exactly how to effectively use the above Business Planner.
Here's the link to the software (MS Word format):
There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared. Each is sufficient by itself for why one must go through the exercise of preparing the actual business plan. Regardless of the specific reason, the underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to insure the success of the business or new project.
Here are the main reasons why a business plan should be prepared:
Provides you with the road map that you need in order to run your business. It allows you to make detours, change directions, and alter the pace that you set in starting or running the business.
To assist in financing. Whether one is starting up a small business or is an entrepreneur, banks and financial institutions want to see that you know where you are, where you are going, and how you are going to get there.
The plan will tell you how much money you need, when you will need it, and how you are going to get it. In other words, how you will do your financing?
Helps you to clearly think through what type of business you are starting, and allows you to consider every aspect of that business.
Raises the questions that you need to have answered in order to succeed in your business.
Establishes a system of checks and balances for your business so that you avoid mistakes.
Sets up bench marks to keep your business under control.
Helps you develop the competitive spirit to make you keenly prepared and ready to operate.
Makes you think through the entire business process so that you do not open the business blindly or lack vital information in opening and maintaining your business.
Forces you to analyze competition.
Will give you a "go" or "no go" answer about starting the business.
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