Preparing a Business Proposal

Written by Jennifer Stewart

If you dream of starting your own business, there may be just one, small thing standing in your way - lack of funds! One way around this, is to enlistrepparttar support of a "sleeping partner" - no, not that sort of sleeping partner! But someone who will providerepparttar 129858 financial backing for you to set up your business (and allow you to keep control).

There are many places that provide this start up help, such as banks and joint venture companies, but you can approach anyone you think might be willing to back you, if you have a business proposal prepared.

Here's a brief outline of what you need to include in your proposal.

Executive Summary · Provide an outline of your vision forrepparttar 129859 business · Briefly describe what already exists in this field · The niche - as you see it andrepparttar 129860 benefits your business will bring · Type of business proposed - benefits you will bring torepparttar 129861 market niche · Overall financial goals - anticipated sales and profits · Funds required to start up business

Business Profile You must provide details ofrepparttar 129862 following: · Business name · Principals · Description of business - what it aims to do and its target market · Vision - ultimate goals · Mission - value, service you'll offer · The competitive advantage you have - eg flexibility, able to draw on wide base of talents, connections inrepparttar 129863 industry etc

SWOT analysis This is where you analyse your proposed business, yourself andrepparttar 129864 competition - list examples under each ofrepparttar 129865 following: · Strengths · Weaknesses · Opportunities · Threats Be honest with these - but only put in threats and weaknesses that you know you can meet and overcome successfully.

Objectives Detail what your short and long-term objectives are forrepparttar 129866 business: · atrepparttar 129867 end ofrepparttar 129868 first 12 months of operation · after 12 months

Product and Market Analysis This requires some exacting research, so you can provide plenty of detail. · Product / Service - description of what you're offering · Features · Benefits · Price structure · Industry description and outlook · Market demand - percentage of market you think you can capture; competition share you think you can take etc

Operating Plan Outline your resource requirements - what you need in order to operate and what this will cost. Listrepparttar 129869 items and specify prices. Providerepparttar 129870 name of suppliers. Use tables, graphs etc to support your claims.

How To Write a Powerful Promotion Article

Written by Bruce Jones

Who arerepparttar undisputed experts you can learn from ? Of course, they arerepparttar 129857 top Journalists who write Press Releases and always write them inrepparttar 129858 3rd person. You could determine what they do and then follow their procedures. BUT ! Wait, that is not enough. It is said, thatrepparttar 129859 “information structure” of a Press Release followsrepparttar 129860 inverted pyramid in form. That is, most of repparttar 129861 real information is displayed in a “top heavy” manner. (1) Likerepparttar 129862 Press Release,repparttar 129863 1st thing to be done is “grabrepparttar 129864 reader’s interest immediately”. However, due to this Promotion Article’s size and unlike a Press Release . . (2) You must “maintainrepparttar 129865 reader’s interest at a high level” throughoutrepparttar 129866 entire Promotion Article. Part (2) can be achieved by introducing real people (by name etc.) and describe their success stories while they were using your product(s) and or service(s). Either within this description or as a follow up afterwards, try to come up with verbal quotes related to it and/or printed quotes from publications. If you can do this “quote” part, it will providerepparttar 129867 confirmation that will make your “descriptive story believable”. It puts “the icing onrepparttar 129868 cake”. To maintain “a high level of interest throughout” follow up with some more descriptive happenings with real people (and their names) and include verbal quotes and/or quotes from publications and so on and so on . . . Here is a Promotion Article: "Read it" and see if it adheres to these rules: Our NEW Invention Says . . . by J. Bruce Jones , Goodbye to . . “Learning is Boring”, and Welcome . . . “ Play to Learn, have Fun and Excel” Say goodbye to Student Boredom in class . . AND a Big Hello to Student Enthusiasm to participate. Students can get involved and have fun while “playing their way to excellence”. Some students become unnerved when they think that they are subjected to undue pressures that could cause them to fail or do poorly. Ideally, such students should be encouraged to put forth a “best” effort without feeling these pressures. Most teachers would likely agree with this, but they might wonder . . how so? How Might This Be Handled? page 2 of 3 Educators: Middle School to University and certainly all Chess teachers , in Schools and Chess Clubs . . should take a look at what Steve Preston of Milton accomplished. First, here is one more point to consider. Without a stimulating learning environment to tweak their interest some students could become bored or revert to obnoxious behavior. Here Are Some Positive Results: This is “How” a teacher with (i) chess instruction courses and (ii) curricula courses Succeeded beyond his greatest hopes! Steve Preston, a Middle School teacher in Milton, Ontario, Canada was able to seerepparttar 129869 potential of utilizing our NEW invention. . . Chessapeak Challenge®,repparttar 129870 World’s First Successful 4 Player partnership Chess that uses traditional Chess rules. For more than 2 centuries many attempts have been made to create a viable 4 player chess game. According to David

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