What books for writing a Business Plan?


I am writing a Business Plan and I am currently using website resources for help; but I believe that a good book can help me more.

So what (good) books do you advice me for helping me writing my Business Plan? (I am founding a social internet website)

Thank you,


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asked Mar 31 '10 at 01:44
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I wouldn't read a book on the topic (nor would I create a book when writing your plan). I don't think you can beat the business plan advice given by Sequoia Capital:


answered Mar 31 '10 at 05:22
Fractal Guy
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I used Rhonda Abrams' The Successful Business Plan, and found it to be helpful.

answered Mar 31 '10 at 08:26
Zuly Gonzalez
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I have really benefited from this book.

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

answered Mar 31 '10 at 12:12
433 points


i used "High Tech Start Up" by John L. Nesheim and I found it very useful.

answered Apr 5 '11 at 16:44
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I wrote a book titled, "How to Write a Business Plan Executive Summary." Have you ever heard of the famous Venture Capitalist and Author, Guy Kawasaki? In his book, The Art of the Start, he said,

"Of the effort you put into write a business plan, 80 percent should go into the executive summary. These are the most important paragraphs of your organization’s existence.”

That is why I believe that this Executive Summary book will provide great value to you in your effort to write your business plan. You can find it at http://www.howtowriteanexecutivesummary.com. Or you can access my free business planning resources at my ExecutivePlan Blog.

answered Nov 28 '10 at 02:54
Adam Hoeksema
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