Business Planning Guides are designed to help you develop a business model, show you how to qualify for a small business loan and give you the tools for starting a small business.

Market Research

The Market Research Guide shows you how to gather market intelligence to determine potential and define risk.

The Market Research Guide helps you:

  • Define your trade area
  • Identify the target market
  • Assess market needs
  • Evaluate competition
  • Measure market potential

Market intelligence will show you how to start a small business.

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Feasibility Study

The Feasibility Study Guide shows you how to analyze the market and develop a business model that is fundable.

The Feasibility Study Guide helps you:

  • Detail start-up costs
  • Define operating expenses
  • Evaluate net income
  • Audit cash flow
  • Assess loan approval

Feasibility is central to getting funded and starting a small business.

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Business Plan

The Business Plan Guide shows you how to write a business plan for a small business loan.

The Business Plan Guide coaches you on:

  • Business plan structure
  • Writing style
  • Financial projections
  • Narrative examples

A cohesive business plan is required to get a business loan for starting a small business.

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Introducing.....the Financial Model Guide for the Small Business

The Financial Model Guide is an integrated financial template for starting a small business. The Financial Model Guide uses cash-basis accounting, the more acceptable accounting method for a small business with a few employees. The Financial Model Guide includes tools for developing a sales forecast and integrated tables for calculating loan payments. The Financial Model Guide shows you how to start a small business and qualify for a small business loan.

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Field Guide for the Small Business Trekkie

The Field Guide for the Small Business Trekkie is a grass roots reference on how to start a small business. The Field Guide is chock full of meaningful content on market research, product development, financial modeling, marketing strategy, business organization, finding a location and writing a business plan.

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