Business Planning: A Guide to Business Start-Up

Business Planning: A Guide to Business Start-Up

by David Butler (Author)


A readable and structured guide for the increasing numbers of people each year who consider setting up a small business or becoming self-employed.

'Business Planning' outlines the options and risks involved in setting up a business. The importance of thorough planning is often overlooked and only becomes evident if the business fails. This is highlighted in a recent study by the SFEDI of 486 bankers and accountants where lack of planning was the most common reason cited as to why businesses fail. 'Business Planning' shows how to avoid this failure by focusing on the planning stage and building on this framework as the business develops.

This is the only book based around the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) for first time owner-managers. It contains all the underpinning factual information required to prepare and present a successful Business Plan for presentation to a bank manager, or an alternative potential source of finance, or for use in an NVQ portfolio. It is in line with the major syllabuses for Business Start-Up, and can be used as a course book for anyone completing a formal NVQ level 3 qualification in this area, with tips on NVQ structure and assessment.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: A Butterworth-Heinemann Title
Published: 17 Mar 2000

ISBN 10: 075064706X
ISBN 13: 9780750647069

Media Reviews
'David has real life practical experience in helping hundreds of people successfully start up their businesses ... using the proven formula of SFEDI standards. A very, very thorough piece of work'
Tony Robinson, Chief Executive, Small Firms Enterprise and Development Initiative
Author Bio
David Butler is Head of Management Studies at South Kent College and the course leader for the CMI accredited Owner-Manager and CMI Management NVQ, Certificate and Diploma Programmes. He has fifteen years' experience as an owner-manager, and has been involved in research into the training needs of small businesses. He is an External Verifier with the Chartered Management Institute.