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Business Plan QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Writing a Business Plan Audiobook

Business Plan QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Writing a Business Plan

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So you have an idea for a startup, an idea that could potentially be worth millions, even billions! Maybe it's for a software program, a multiplatform app, perhaps a new niche retail store. This idea could change your life, and even more, it can change the world! So, now what? How do you turn that idea into a real-life thriving business? How do you take some chicken scratch on a napkin and turn it into a dollar symbol? Do you need to have your MBA, a CEO as your mentor, or $200 million in seed money? No! What you need is far more simple, and it can be created in as little as three hours!

What you need is a business plan. As simple as it sounds, a business plan is a plan for your business. Think of it as the blueprint for a house. It will show you how to go from start to finish while showing you all of the pieces you will need along the way. A business plan will take an idea or concept for a business and can turn into a reality within as little as 3 hours.

In order to create a successful, sustainable business, you need a defined and developed strategy for acquisition of funds, market analysis, advertising, structure, and scaling as well as several other elements. Your initial creation will by no means be a final copy; however, it will serve as a point to build from that will expand in line with the growth and vision of your business.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 ClydeBank Media LLC (P)2015 ClydeBank Media LLC

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    Desiree Monique 10-30-15
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I think everything in it shows exactly how a business plan should be written, but I don't think it would take under 3 hours to do so. It had a couple of blimps, skips, and static.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Everything was interesting and well thought out, but it isn't anything new, and like I said I believe it would take well over 3 hours to write the business plan this way . I didn't find anything uninteresting about it.


    What about Amy Barron Smolinski’s performance did you like?

    I liked the voice and tone. Very professionally done.


    Was Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours worth the listening time?

    If I were a person who never ever wrote or read about writing a business plan, I would have definitely given it 5 stars.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chocalicious 08-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very comprehensive!"

    If you’ve ever wanted to write a business plan, this is the audiobook that will assist you. In a little under one and a half hours, you’ll learn how to write a business plan. This book recognizes the inevitable difficulties surrounding starting a business and so it first begins with the fundamentals on WHY and WHEN the business plan is needed, and WHAT information is needed.

    Then each chapter thoroughly covers all the necessary areas of a business plan like: executive summary and company description, market analysis and organization, and funding and financial projections. The division of content in each chapter takes away the stress of not knowing which direction to take. You just have to follow the chapters. For such a short audiobook, this covers great in-depth information, which – I cannot stress enough -- is easy to follow. Amy Barron Smolinski is also a really great narrator.

    This is a comprehensive guide that any business owner will want to grab up and learn from. Recommended!

    *I received this free audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.*

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tlc1311 Home 10-25-15
    tlc1311 Home 10-25-15 Member Since 2009
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    The book gave me a beginning understanding as to the need and process for a business plan. With retirement looming in the near future I am planning our next adventure and source of income in a business that I will enjoy and know that it needs to be position to start well in order to succeed.

    Thank you for an initial understanding as to a model business plan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz Rice, MN United States 08-25-15
    Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz Rice, MN United States 08-25-15
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    "Straightforward and no-nonsense, yet cheerful."
    If you could sum up Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours in three words, what would they be?

    - Straightforward
    - Clear
    - Organized


    What other book might you compare Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours to and why?

    Business Plans For Dummies - It touches on the basics in an understandable way, but honestly, I like this one better.


    What about Amy Barron Smolinski’s performance did you like?

    Amy Barron Smolinski was very clear and her voice was enthusiastic without being annoying. Excellent enunciation. Very positive and friendly tone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed the pep talk at the end of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It's an excellent refresher that keeps everything simple.

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Thomas 03-27-16
    Ben Thomas 03-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Concise!"

    Very impressed with the content and presentation of this audio book. Concise enough to re-listen to, which I am just about to do.

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    Kate 01-15-16
    Kate 01-15-16
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    "Learn how to write a business plan"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours is a quick and convenient way to learn how to write a business plan. This audiobook is necessary for somebody who is getting ready to start their own business or who has started one and has not yet written their business plan. The book explains why a business plan is necessary. Also, it gives step by step detail the different parts of a business plan and what should be included within each part of the plan. The book gets to the point and doesn't go on and on with unnecessary information.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


    What does Amy Barron Smolinski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I found that the voice was soothing and it was easy to listen to. Listening to the audio helped me to better focus on the content.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I feel


    Any additional comments?

    After listening to this audio book I feel that I better understand how to write a business plan. Additionally, the book has given me many helpful online resources that I will use in the future.“Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen L Doherty 12-29-15
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    "Great Resource for Entrepreneurs"
    If you could sum up Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours in three words, what would they be?

    An invaluable guide for any start-up business or existing business wanting to go to the next level for growth and funding.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours?

    This resource leaves no stone unturned in how to write a useful business plan.


    Any additional comments?

    I've spent my entire 25 year career in various businesses including owning my own business. This short but very concise resource provides amazing insight and clarity for the entrepreneur in starting a business. More than that, this resource can help the entrepreneur attract loans and capital for starting and growing an established business. It is never too late to develop a business plan no matter how old or young your business may be. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

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    trish 12-20-15
    trish 12-20-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Most concise plan I've ever seen."
    Would you listen to Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours again? Why?

    I am starting up a small company and glommed on to this book hoping for some help It did not disappoint! Although the concepts were not new, the book is packaged really nicely in short and well orgqnized chapters directing me easily to the parts I needed to work on, such as a marketing plan, budget, taxes, etc.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours?

    I wouldn't call it a memorable book--it was dull at times, which is why only a 4--but I love love how nicely it was all packaged.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Barron Smolinski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to this narrator but thought she did a fine job--pleasant to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diva Louisiana 12-01-15
    Diva Louisiana 12-01-15

    Nerd at heart that loves useful reading material and gadgets. I am also interested in keeping my health in check as well. I am a Jill-of-all

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    "Formulating a Business.....Planning on paper"
    What did you love best about Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours?

    It is very hard to plan your business with all of the steps in your head. By having a business plan it will help you with providing a tangible layout of your business and plans so that you are able to use that plan to grow and create your business while marketing it to those that you are seeking financing from. You do this to show your business plan goals and strategies. It also allows you to organize your thoughts so that you can be effective in growing your business with planning of each step and concept.

    This audio book provides you with step by step of how to write the plan, what to expect, and how to get and keep the attention of investors.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours?

    One of the most memorable moments of Business Plan Writing Guide were that they provide you with some information to consider before writing your business plan. It also tells you to do your market research or hire a firm to do that research for you. As the steps are provided step-by-step it makes it much easier to handle and sort through the ins and outs of creating that plan on paper.


    What does Amy Barron Smolinski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings a detailed knowledge in an audible form so that I am not having to sit there and read word for word the information necessary to create my business plan. She tells you to do your research so that you are able to outline your goals and processes.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    My tag line for this book if it was in a video would be would you like to be ahead of the game by creating a smart business plan.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish that this audio book included a companion pdf of stuff to note while listening to this book . It would have been helpful so that you have some where to place your notes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AAlf 10-28-15
    AAlf 10-28-15 Member Since 2016

    Audiobooks... omnomnom

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    "Better Than Your College Textbook"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours to be better than the print version?

    I'd say get both versions as they complement each other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Business Plan Writing Guide: How to Write a Successful & Sustainable Business Plan in Under 3 Hours?

    This is the type of book that you like as a whole given there are lots of important parts that are equally useful. If something did stand out, it's the superb organization of the material.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Barron Smolinski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. This one is equally good compared to any of her other Clydebank books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The feeling of "wow, they managed to fit that all in 90 mins" after reading through it.


    Any additional comments?

    Full Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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