• How to Write a Winning Business Plan

  • A Step-by-Step Guide for Startup Entrepreneurs to Build a Solid Foundation, Attract Investors and Achieve Success with a Bulletproof Business Plan
  • By: Walter Grant
  • Narrated by: Michael Azevedo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Management & Leadership
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Let’s face it, investors don’t put money in ideas. They need concrete evidence that they’ll get a return on their investment, and a good business plan gives them such information.

Do you have a hard time figuring out how to get a business plan down on paper?

Are you tired and confused by all the business jargon, just wanting a straightforward how-to guide outlining exactly what you need to do?

Business plans are the heart and soul of a successful company - they give you focus and operational clarity that can kick major mistakes to the curb. No matter how good your business idea is, you will need a plan to create a solid foundation before going on the market or trying to get investors on board.

Did you know that even science says you need a business plan to make your startup a success?

One study found out that companies with a business plan grow 30 percent faster than competitors! In addition, startups with a business plan achieve more sustainable success in the long run.

So, what’s the secret to writing a business plan like a seasoned pro or a Fortune 500 company CEO?

It’s not something you’ll learn in business school, as experience shows a completely different side of running a business. For best results, you need to learn from someone who’s already been there and who has conquered the almighty business plan.

Most guides focusing on business plan creation are rather vague, abstract, and non-specific. By relying on those, you’ll never put together a tailored strategic document that will set you up for success from day one.

The methodology you’ll find in How to Write a Winning Business Plan is derived from reality and analysis of the best corporate organizational approaches out there.

It doesn’t matter what field you operate in or how big you want to grow. This methodology is the way to understand your business better, putting together realistic expectations and goals for the future.

©2020 Walter Grant (P)2020 Walter Grant

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Great book!

This book provides you with the mindset and skills necessary to develop a scalable business.

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Valuable Information anyone can benefit from!

Great learning, valuable information that can be used in your everyday life! A true step by step approach on how to achieve your goals in your business while gaining balance in your life.

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AWESOME MOTIVATING BOOK

What a great read! Leadership and team-building advice that is easily applied both personally and professionally. I highly recommend. Winning!

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Great for starters !

Since I am a entrepreneur-starter I've been using this book for my first business plan. It can really emphasize the subjects I wasn't thinking about at the beginning. So, it isn't just about writing the plan, it's about preparing yourself and your team for the action. Important things about your business, it's organization, market etc. are very good covered. Experienced author, that I can guarantee !

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Brilliant introduction

Brilliant introduction to the world of writing business plans or starting any business or enterprise. A must need if you've never prepared a business plan before! Highly recommended.

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Good info.

Good info. I like the example business plan in the appendix, very useful. I found this book very helpful in developing a plan to move forward in my new business.

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Phenomenal work!

Following the guidelines of this book enables me to hit and consistent success rate in getting funding for my clients of 99.9% It doesn't matter if your going after investment, finance, or grants; this book is just loaded with great information that's practical.

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Great Advise

From this book, I was able to write an award winning business plan which was one of the finalist in a collegiate competition.

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Amazing book.

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to write a superb business plan. It also serves as an excellent book for reference.

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Very necessary book

This book is one that we at nichemarket recommend highly in our Booklist for any Hip Hop Entrepreneur serious about a career in the music industry or any business venture!

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Preparation is important is step

Know every aspect of business that effect on business growth, first prepare your winning business plan. Hidden knowledge in this book.

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  • Clayton C. McAlister
  • 12-20-20

Excellent book!

Preparing a business plan seemed like a big challenge for me. After listen this book I know I can do it. The author very clearly presents case studies and stories to illustrate how to put together a readable plan. I highly recommend this excellent book!!!

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  • Doris V. Ferrell
  • 12-20-20

Most useful Business Plan book ever learn.

I've been learning a lot about business plans and this is just the most clear, practical and useful book I've found in this matter. Most of the other books I read were confusing, too technical or just nos useful.

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  • Edward S. Hersey
  • 12-20-20

Very Clear and Useful!!

It was actually fascinating, and material I had never read before. Finally, I also greatly enjoyed the part about business plan contests. There is some big money out there now and this books shows you how to get in the game. As well, the part on how to get an elevator pitch together for such contests was really useful. All in all, a really great book.

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  • Earl A. Williams
  • 12-20-20

Great Book

Having a business plan is really important. If you ever want funding from an investor then you need a business plan. This book gives you the steps to make a great one. It really forces you to think about your company and do some research about your competition. Know your market and find your niche to be successful.

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  • Leah J. Collins
  • 12-19-20

This book is very good.

This book is very good. I've learned a lot from it that will truly help me with writing my business plan.

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  • Rachel R. Powers
  • 12-19-20

Very good book

This is a well book that explains the importance and how to's of writing a business plan. It is very easy to read and is followed up by stories to reinforce each concept.

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  • James A. Walker
  • 12-19-20

Business plan how to

Audio version. Very we'll communicated in a clear and easy to understand manner. Very comprehensive description of the how to's of writing an effective business plan. All of the questions I had were answered!!! Great book!

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  • Rebecca W. Gailey
  • 12-19-20

It's a good books

It's a good books about explain business plans I have never read before. It's very easy to read and practice .

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  • Pamela D. Rentas
  • 12-19-20

You need a plan

If you don't think you need a business plan, you need to read this book. You do need a plan, and this book clearly explains why.