Writing a Strong Business Plan, Section by Section From the table of contents to the financial tables, a business plan covers a lot of ground. A good place to start is with this annotated list of inc.com's best resources to help you develop and write each part of your business plan.
A Business Plan -- At What Price? How much does it cost to hire someone else, such as a consultant, towrite a business plan for you? An inc.com user asks the question -- andother users respond with a variety of opinions.
Who better to ask what you should put on your must-read list than Gary M. Cadenhead? Cadenhead is director of the MOOT CORP, the 17-year-old internationally known MBA business plan contest at the University of Texas in Austin. Cadenhead pared his reading list down to two recent releases:
Daring Visionaries: How Entrepreneurs Build Companies, Inspire Allegiance, and Create Wealth by Ray Smilor (Adams Media Corporation, 2001)
Your Business or Your Life: 8 Steps for Getting All You Want Out of Both by David Shepherd (Balios Publishing 2001)