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"I would not use any other book for my course on Business Development. Successful Business Plan is the best I’ve ever seen, read, or used in a classroom environment." David Gotaskie, Community College of Allegheny County, PA

“I chose Successful Business Plan because of its ease of use, its clarity and its good examples. I have used the book for a number of years now…” Jean Morris, The Culinary Institute of America

[Successful Business Plan] has a clearly defined, comprehensive approach.” Zane Swanson, Emporia State University, KS

[Successful Business Plan] combines, in a very clear way, both aspects of business planning and effective writing of business plans. The book is very well written. The forms are very useful.” Eyal Yaniv, Bar Ilan University, Israel


 



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Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, 6th ed., by Rhonda Abrams
This number-one selling business planning guide in the U.S. includes expert help, worksheets to jumpstart the process, a sample business plan and and PowerPoint plan, tips on impressing funders, winning tips for competitions, and more. Used in the top business schools throughout the nation, including Stanford; M.I.T.; University of Denver; Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley; and Cornell. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs have used this book to launch their businesses.
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Entrepreneurship: A Real-World Approach. Hands-on Guide for Today's Entrepreneur
by Rhonda Abrams

Whether you're a student taking a business class, or hoping to launch your own venture, entrepreneurship is one of the most exciting—and rewarding—career paths you can embark on today. And Entreprenership: A Real-World Approach covers everything you need to know to get started on your own path to success. Filled with practical information, this guide is for real people starting and running real businesses. For detailed information, click here.





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Business Plan In A Day, 3rd ed.
by Rhonda Abrams

If you need to create a great business plan fast, this book is for you! Whether you're pitching to a potential investor, lender, business partner, or senior management, this book shows you step-by-step how to organize your information, prepare your financials, write your plan, and format it for presentation-quickly and easily.
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Six-Week Start-Up, 3rd Ed.: A step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals!
by Rhonda Abrams

You have an idea for a business—but now comes the tough part: Getting it up and running! This unique book will show you, step-by-step, how to get your business started in just six weeks. Packed with checklists, information, free resources and advice, the book covers marketing, social media, technology and the cloud, bookkeeping and money management, legal issues, finding a location, hiring employees, and much more. For detailed information, click here.


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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth: How to choose, launch, and get the most from cloud solutions for your business
by Rhonda Abrams with a foreword
by Michael Dell

Want to be more productive in your business? Work from anywhere? Easily collaborate? Better track customers? Then it's time you took a look at how to put the cloud to work for you. Internet-based—or "cloud"—applications promise the ability to transform your business. But you've got to get beyond the hype to know which applications are right for your company. Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth brings a "business-first" approach to the cloud and gives you the information you need for a successful migration. For detailed information, click here.




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Hire Your First Employee
by Rhonda Abrams.


If you want to grow your business, you need help. This book guides you step-by-step through everything you need to make the decision to hire, find the right people and lead & manage your team. It's all here-the hard stuff like taxes and laws. And the stuff that helps make you, your employees and your business successful. For detailed information, click here.




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Passion to Profits
by Rhonda Abrams & Alice LaPlante
Passion to Profits provides entrepreneurs with the keys to success to make money doing what you love. This comprehensive book helps people focus in on a winning business idea and learn to turn risk into success. From finding sources of start-up cash to creating a captivating company identity, to money-management tips, this comprehensive guide shows you how to turn your dreams into reality.This major new book is the first book to teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship regardless of industry. For detailed information, click here.


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Successful Marketing Secrets & Strategies
by Rhonda Abrams & Julie Vallone
Business owners have asked, and we've listened. The #1 most requested topic is marketing. Successful Marketing: Secrets & Strategies is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to marketing available for entrepreneurs and business owners. Packed with the latest trends and practical advice, including a complete section on all types of online marketing, this new book shows how to make the most out of your marketing dollars. For detailed information, click here.




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Successful Marketing Secrets & Strategies Deluxe Binder Edition
by Rhonda Abrams & Julie Vallone
Finally! A complete guide to all aspects of marketing. This thorough, highly graphical book provides you with all the marketing essentials and fundamentals, strategies, and tactics, including a complete easy-to-use guide to creating a marketing plan.(Requires PC running Windows XP or Vista, plus Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007. Also, Mac running OS-X Tiger or later, plus Excel 2004 or later.) For detailed information, click here.


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Excel Marketing Budget Templates Version 1.0
Our powerful marketing budget worksheets are incredibly easy to use! Just enter your numbers, and the worksheets perform all the calculations necessary to generate useful, meaningful, beautifully-formatted marketing budgets!(Requires PC running Windows XP or Vista, plus Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007. Also, Mac running OS-X Tiger or later, plus Excel 2004 or later.)


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Business Plan Financials
Make fast work of your business plan's financials with our Business Plan Financials (works hand-in-hand with your copy of Successful Business Plan or Business Plan In A Day). Just enter your numbers into these powerful Excel-based templates, and watch as all your calculations, charts, graphs, and print-ready financials are automatically created for you! (Requires PC running Windows Vista, 7, or 8, plus Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, or 2013. Also, Mac running OS-X Lion (10.7), plus Excel 2011.)
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The Owner's Manual for Small Business
by Rhonda Abrams

The Owner's Manual for Small Business covers some of the toughest issues facing entrepreneurs. Rhonda shares her insights and tips—gathered from over 20 years as one of America's leading experts on small business. You'll find advice on everything from low-cost marketing techniques to growing your business to handling paperwork—it even covers how to have a successful business lunch. For detailed information, click here.



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Successful Business Research
Straight to the Numbers You Need—Fast!

by The Planning Shop with Rhonda Abrams
Seeking outside financing for your business? Then expect to be quizzed about your industry, target market, and competition. Finally, there's a resource that shows you how to gather all that critical data, simply and easily.
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What Business Should I Start? 7 steps to discovering the ideal business for you
by Rhonda Abrams

It's the What Color Is Your Parachute for entrepreneurs! If you know you want to go into business for yourself, but aren't sure which type of business will best fit your skills, experience, interests, and financial needs, then this book is for you. For detailed information, click here.


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Finding an Angel Investor In A Day
by The Planning Shop and Joseph R. Bell
Are you looking for money to start or expand your business? Do you wonder how to locate someone with the funds to help you achieve your dreams? Do you want to learn how to make the kind of pitch that will cause potential investors to whip out their checkbooks? Then this book is for you!
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Trade Show In A Day
by The Planning Shop with Rhonda Abrams & Betsy Bozdech
If you exhibit at a trade show, will your prospects show up at your trade show booth? If they show up, can you convert them into customers? Trade Show In A Day shows you how to choose the right show, select the best booth, merchandise your products or services, and most importantly, how to secure leads and turn them into customers.
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Winning Presentation In A Day: Get it done right, get it done fast!
by Rhonda Abrams

Have an important presentation coming up? Need to get ready in a hurry? This is the book for you! Winning Presentation In A Day streamlines the process of creating a knockout presentation for meetings, classes, sales pitches, keynote speeches and more. This book will show you how to structure your outline, write compelling content, create powerful PowerPoint slides, and deliver your presentation with style and confidence.
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Grow Your Business Bundle
Featuring books by Rhonda Abrams
Want to take your business to the next level? Four things help take you where you want to go: marketing, technology, employees—and money to finance your plans. That's why we here at PlanningShop created the "Grow Your Business Bundle." You'll get down-to-earth guidance with these best-selling PlanningShop titles: Successful Marketing: Secrets & Strategies, Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth, Hire Your First Employee, and Finding an Angel Investor In A Day.
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In A Day Bundle
Get it done right, get it done fast! The In A Day books are designed to help entrepreneurs quickly accomplish critical business tasks. These step-by-step guides help you: write a successful business plan, prepare a knock-out presentation, find the funding you need to start or grow your business, get the most out of your trade show dollars. Make your company successful today!
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Better Business Bureau Buying a Home:
Insider's Guide to Success

Everyone wants a dream home. But whether buying a home to live in or buying investment property, the process itself can be overwhelming. All the most important aspects of buying a home are covered: what to look for and ask when seeing properties, how to be your agent's favorite client, finding the best financing, understanding mortgages, tips on managing the inspection process, and much, much more. For detailed information, click here.


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Better Business Bureau Starting an eBay Business:
Insider's Guide to Success

Whether a reader wants a spare-time business, to develop a major online enterprise, or to add an eBay addition to their existing brick-and-mortar company, the appeal of doing business on eBay attracts increasing numbers of entrepreneurs every year. This thorough guide provides entrepreneurs with the keys to success in the eBay world, from choosing the right products, targeting the best eBay customers, understanding the technical aspects, creating listings that get attention and setting up an eBay store.
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Better Business Bureau Buying a Franchise:
Insider's Guide to Success

Buying a franchise can be tremendously lucrative, providing both financial and professional impendence, but there are also plenty of pitfalls. With numerous franchise opportunities, the investment required is a substantial sum and a unique set of skills and commitment. This book helps people to investigate and choose the right franchise, successfully negotiate the contract process, financing fees and leasehold improvements, managing supplies and employees, and leverage the franchise community.
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Wear Clean Underwear: Business Wisdom from Mom
by Rhonda Abrams
Why does Nordstrom call its mistakes “spilled milk”? How does Southwest Airlines keep its employees so motivated? Rhonda’s best-selling book shares the techniques—and the values they’re based on—of 15 great companies. Heart-warming stories combined with practical use-it-now business advice.
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The Successful Business Kit by Rhonda Abrams
Looking for a good introduction to entrepreneurship? This attractive booklet is the perfect tool for the novice entrepreneur who wants to learn how to start their own business.
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The Planning Shop's Trade Association List
As a service to our customers, The Planning Shop maintains this listing of major U.S. trade associations. To access this this free resource, click here.