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Publisher's Summary

A well-crafted business plan generates enthusiasm for your idea and boosts your odds of success - whether you're proposing a new initiative within your organization or starting an entirely new company. Creating Business Plans quickly walks you through the basics. You'll learn to:

  • Present your idea clearly
  • Develop sound financial plans
  • Project risks - and rewards
  • Anticipate and address your audience's concerns

About HBR's 20-Minute Manager series:

Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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it was nice to have examples of each section of a business plan. Looking forward to read more books/reviews from the HBR 20 minute management series.

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A total rewrite

What do you think your next listen will be?

Business plan QuickStart guide by Clydebank was my next read and by comparison a much more comprehensive guide to writing a business plan.

What aspect of James Edward Thomas’s performance would you have changed?

Quite possibly a little to Mono tone

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Creating Business Plans?

Instead of following one single business concept/idea from start to finish it, I would die versify various plug-and-play Business concepts other than Just anInternet service/product company. Seem like more of an advertising piece for a fitness product/service.

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Excellent summary of a Business Plan.

A quick guide to write a Business Plan, everything is clear with a pragmatic focus. It is really helpful. Thanks!!