A Process Model of Business Plan Development.
Entrepreneurial Executive 2003, Annual, 8
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ABSTRACT Current writing on the subject of business plan development almost uniformly follows an approach of asking an entrepreneur to use a template for a business plan or to answer numerous detailed questions regarding the various aspects of the proposed business. This method produces frustration on the part of many entrepreneurs because the templates or lists of questions do not follow the thinking processes that they engage in as they initially conceptualized the business and as they then begin to think through issues of operations, competition, finance, and others. As an alternative to the Template Model, this paper suggest a Process Model of business plan development that lays out 10 steps for the entrepreneur to follow either on his or her own or with a business advisor. These steps generally follow the more typical and more organic way that entrepreneurs develop business ideas and plans. The Process Model deals with key concepts first and then works toward developing the detail of a complete plan.
- Category: Business & Personal Finance
- Published: 01 January 2003
- Publisher: The DreamCatchers Group, LLC
- Print Length: 22 Pages
- Language: English