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The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide

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Publisher Comments:

Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an existing one, this updated guide will help you create a financial, organizational, and operational blueprint for success! Now you can put the expertise of the leading professionals at Ernst & Young to work for you and your company with this complete guide to researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. This practical guide leads you carefully through every aspect involved in planning and development—illustrating each step with a realistic sample that shows you exactly what you’ll need. You’ll get the nuts-and-bolts of formatting and design…techniques on how to tailor your plan to the various people and institutions who will review it…new information on funding and financing methods…and special provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy…and the influence of new laws and regulations. Totally updated and revised, this Second Edition also tells you what to include as attachments to your business plan…discusses the impact of information technology on keeping your business plan up-to-date…and presents a new section on how to include buying a company in your business plan. Clear, comprehensive and authoritative, The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, Second Edition will help you put together a winning, successful business plan. Ernst & Young is the leading international professional services firm, with 65,000 people in more than 600 cities in over 100 countries, including 24,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. A founder and continuing sponsor of the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, Ernst & Young has unique professional resources that enable it to serve both the great number of Fortune 500 companies and more owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses than any other Big 6 accounting firm. The firm is also the author of the best selling The Ernst & Young Tax Guide, The Ernst & Young Guide to Total Cost Management, The Ernst & Young Guide to Raising Capital, and many more business-oriented books.

Synopsis:

In today's competitive business environment, a well thought out business plan is more important than ever before. Not only can it assist you in raising the money needed to start or expand a business-by attracting the interest of potential investors-but it can also help you keep tabs on your progress once the business is up and running.

Completely revised and updated to reflect today's dynamic business environment, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition leads you carefully through every aspect involved in researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. Illustrating each step of this process with realistic examples, this book goes far beyond simply discussing what a business plan is. It explains why certain information is required, how it may best be presented, and what you should be aware of as both a preparer and reviewer of such a proposal.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition outlines the essential elements of this discipline in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're considering starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, the information found within these pages will enhance your chances of success.

* Advice on how to write and develop business plans

*

A realistic sample plan

*

All new sections on funding and financing methodswith provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy

*

Tips for tailoring plans to the decision makers

Synopsis:

In today's competitive business environment, a well thought out business plan is more important than ever before. Not only can it assist you in raising the money needed to start or expand a business—by attracting the interest of potential investors—but it can also help you keep tabs on your progress once the business is up and running.

Completely revised and updated to reflect today's dynamic business environment, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition leads you carefully through every aspect involved in researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. Illustrating each step of this process with realistic examples, this book goes far beyond simply discussing what a business plan is. It explains why certain information is required, how it may best be presented, and what you should be aware of as both a preparer and reviewer of such a proposal.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition outlines the essential elements of this discipline in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're considering starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, the information found within these pages will enhance your chances of success.

  • Advice on how to write and develop business plans
  • A realistic sample plan

  • All new sections on funding and financing methodswith provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy

  • Tips for tailoring plans to the decision makers

About the Author

Brian Ford(Philadelphia, PA).  As Ernst & Young’s national gaming industry specialist, Brian serves as a coordinating partner on both audit and special engagement projects throughout the industry. For virtually his entire career, he has worked in the gaming industry serving clients in the areas of internal control, litigation support, corporate finance, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. The proliferation of gaming-industry clients has given Brian the opportunity to serve clients in every corner of the globe for the past 32 years. He has worked with startups, in Eastern Europe, Moscowand Australia, and regulators in many countries, as well as throughout the United States. In addition to his vast experience with hotels and gaming, Brian was the founding chairman of the annual New Jersey Gaming Conferences, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Brian has his degree from RutgersUniversity.

Jay Bornstein(Philadelphia, PA) is a tax partner at Ernst & Young.

Patrick Pruitt(Philadelphia, PA) is a partner in Ernst & Young specializing in work with clients in our Strategic Growth Markets where he has worked extensively with clients accessing the capital markets. 

Ernst & Young LLPis one of the nation's leading professional services firms, providing tax, assurance, and advisory business services to thousands of individuals as well as domestic and global business.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

A Dedication to Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurs of America.

About the Authors.

About Ernst & Young's Strategic Growth Markets.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program.

PART I. The Purpose of a Business Plan.

Chapter One: The Business Plan.

Chapter Two: Who Reads the Business Plan?

Chapter Three: Legal Forms of a Business.

Chapter Four: Due Diligence.

PART II. An In-Depth Look at a Business Plan.

Chapter Five: Contents.

Chapter Six: Executive Summary.

Chapter Seven: General Company Description.

Chapter Eight: Products And Services.

Chapter Nine: Marketing Plan.

Chapter Ten: Operational Plan.

Chapter Eleven: Management And Organization.

Chapter Twelve: Major Milestones.

Chapter Thirteen: Structure And Capitalization.

Chapter Fourteen: Financial Plan.

Chapter Fifteen: Confidentiality Agreements.

Chapter Sixteen:Further Considerations.

PART III. Other Resources for Entrepreneurs.

Chapter Seventeen: Resources for the Entrepreneur.

Chapter Eighteen: Conclusion.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471578260
Other:
Ernst & Young
Author:
Siegel, Eric S.
Author:
Pruitt, Patrick
Author:
Young
Author:
&
Author:
Ernst & Young
Author:
Ford, Brian R.
Author:
Pruitt, Patrick T.
Author:
Ernst
Author:
Bornstein, Jay M.
Author:
Ernst, G. Young
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
New Business Enterprises
Subject:
Systems & Planning
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Accounting - Financial
Subject:
New business enterprises -- Planning.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
General & Introductory Business & Management
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
The Ernst & Young Business Guide Series
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20070604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.95x5.97x.58 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In today's competitive business environment, a well thought out business plan is more important than ever before. Not only can it assist you in raising the money needed to start or expand a business-by attracting the interest of potential investors-but it can also help you keep tabs on your progress once the business is up and running.

Completely revised and updated to reflect today's dynamic business environment, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition leads you carefully through every aspect involved in researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. Illustrating each step of this process with realistic examples, this book goes far beyond simply discussing what a business plan is. It explains why certain information is required, how it may best be presented, and what you should be aware of as both a preparer and reviewer of such a proposal.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition outlines the essential elements of this discipline in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're considering starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, the information found within these pages will enhance your chances of success.

* Advice on how to write and develop business plans

*

A realistic sample plan

*

All new sections on funding and financing methodswith provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy

*

Tips for tailoring plans to the decision makers

"Synopsis" by , In today's competitive business environment, a well thought out business plan is more important than ever before. Not only can it assist you in raising the money needed to start or expand a business—by attracting the interest of potential investors—but it can also help you keep tabs on your progress once the business is up and running.

Completely revised and updated to reflect today's dynamic business environment, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition leads you carefully through every aspect involved in researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. Illustrating each step of this process with realistic examples, this book goes far beyond simply discussing what a business plan is. It explains why certain information is required, how it may best be presented, and what you should be aware of as both a preparer and reviewer of such a proposal.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Ernst &Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition outlines the essential elements of this discipline in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're considering starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, the information found within these pages will enhance your chances of success.

  • Advice on how to write and develop business plans
  • A realistic sample plan

  • All new sections on funding and financing methodswith provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy

  • Tips for tailoring plans to the decision makers

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