business plans

How to Create an Enchanting Business Plan #OfficeandGuyK

Guest Post by: Guy Kawasaki

Here is the second post in my series about planning, pitching, and launching a new business venture. In partnership with Microsoft and Office Web Apps, I’ve created a Word document that outlines a good business plan. It’s saved to my SkyDrive folder here.

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The Tyranny Of 'The Plan'

"In the highly turbulent, quickly reforming environment of the new economy, the competitive advantage goes to the nimble and malleable, the flexible and quick. Speed and agility trump size and experience. Fast to find the new is only one half the equation; fast to let go is the other important half." Kevin Kelly

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Building the Business Case

Your company has been progressing nicely up the sustainability curve from compliance to cost savings. The next logical step is reputation and revenue generation, and it’s here that many sustainability pros hit a roadblock.

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Go to Market by Extreme Business Planning

by: Sigurd Rinde

Don't know if this is an effort to make own behaviour plausible, but so what...
 
When entering a market the GAMP (Generally Accepted Marketing Practices) has to be right, as in getting certain stuff right:
  • Target market
  • Price
  • Packaging
  • Channel
  • Story
  • And the rest of it
But one forgets, there are two ways to enter a market:

 A. By GAMP

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How to Write a Business Plan: Ten Questions with Tim Berry

By: Guy Kawasaki

business_plan_proI work in the surreal world of Silicon Valley where venture capitalists fund companies based on PowerPoint pitches and executive summaries. My friend Tim Berry rightfully pointed that business plans still serve an important role in "the rest of the world."

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Startups, ditch your business plan!

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The Art of Execution

by: Guy Kawasaki

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The Zen of Business Plans

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