Business plans to manage day-to-day operations

Business plans to manage day-to-day operations

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The winds and waves always benefit the ablest navigator, and in today's turbulent business climate the most successful entrepreneur is the one with a well conceived, carefully constructed business plan to steer by. Among other things, such a plan should integrate long- and short-term goals with day-to-day operations. It should factor in personnel, financial, and structural capabilities in terms of how to top the competition. And it should be flexible enough to allow for sudden shifts in the marketplace, foreign competition, technological innovation, recession, inflation and a thousand and one external uncertainties. When big corporations want to devise business plans they call on highpriced planning consultants. But where do savvy entrepreneurs and small business owners turn for the expert guidance they need? They turn to Chris Malburg's Business Plans to Manage Day-to-Day Operations. Business Plans to Manage Day-to-Day Operations picks up where conventional business planning guides leave off. All the fat has been trimmed in this practical how-to guide. Gone are the academic fluff and vague generalities you find in most planning guides. Instead, what you get are the nuts and bolts of developing a finely tuned business plan and how to use it as a working blueprint for the day-to-day operations of your business. And along the way, Fortune 500 planning specialist Chris Malburg shows you how to use your plan to get your business on the fast track and keep it there. Logically organized and written in a clear straightforward style, Business Plans to Manage Day-to-Day Operations never strays from its nitty-gritty, real-world orientation. In each chapter, key planning issues are identified and then addressed clearly and concisely. Building the planning team, delegating responsibilities, goal-setting, motivating people for high-performance results, and insulating the plan from economic uncertainty are covered in detail. And once your team is up and running, it shows you, step-by-step, how to assess, plan for, and implement every phase of your business plan, from manufacturing, inventory, administration, customer service, finance, and more. To further streamline the planning process, Business Plans to Manage Day-to-Day Operations comes with planning software specially designed by Chris Malburg, who has integrated many of the complex computations essential to charting and forecasting all the twists and turns of a business's progress into an easy-to-use LOTUS 1-2-3 spreadsheet. All templates are user-friendly and specially designed for everyday users with minimal technical experience. Featuring step-by-step guidance, and a uniquely open format with dozens of graphs, charts, worksheets and tables, Business Plans to Manage Day-to-Day Operations is an essential survival tool for today's entrepreneurs and small business managers.Financial statements cost of goods sold (CGS), 142 example of, 154-156, 238- 239 items, 151 miscellaneous cost and expenses, 142 ... 146, 226 action plan, 96 and linkage to other departments, 102 benchmarks, 175-178 cost variance, 177 costs, 12, 121, 131, 142 ... Operating costs, 12, 151 Operations, 30, 40, 65-68, 100-124, 260 goals of, 40 linkage with others goals, 41 plan functions in, 65 Orderanbsp;...

Title:Business plans to manage day-to-day operations
Author: Christopher R. Malburg
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons Inc - 1993

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