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This Checklist provides the "Guide" that will help you successfully start your Business - - Quickly!   Easily!   Cost Effectively!

Introduction: Starting a business is an exciting endeavor and is typically accompanied by very high expectations. However, it is usually undertaken with a lot of anxiety and trepidation as well. According to some sources, approximately 4 out of 5 businesses fail within the first three years of operation, and then an additional 4 out of 5 of the remaining businesses fail during the next few years of operation. How does an entrepreneur triumph over these seemingly overwhelming odds and avoid being included in these gruesome statistics?

If you are serious about turning your business idea into a reality, writing a business plan, and launching a new business, this is the Checklist for you!

Keys to Success: There are, I believe, several keys to success. The first is the desire, belief, and expectancy that you can make your business successful. This generally requires an intense commitment and many hours of hard work which often involves forfeiting the pleasures of family events, hobbies, sports, TV, etc. Hopefully this sacrifice will be short lived as your business becomes more successful. The second key to success is to become educated regarding the process of starting a business. This includes understanding your marketplace, financial management techniques, and operational strategies as well as a myriad of laws, tax consequences, and business structures.

Important Note: Without exception, every one of the clients I counseled who had a business that was not succeeding or was experiencing some level of financial, or marketing difficulty had either not developed a detailed business plan or had never constructed a Cash Flow Statement that was founded on good market research and a conservative sales forecast. Doing a thorough job on these two critical components could have prevented many of the very costly operational or business start-up mistakes that typically occur. Importantly, problems should be identified and corrected during the business planning stage, not after you have opened the doors for business. This Start A Business Checklist will help you minimize mistakes and prepare you for a successful launch of your business.

Do it Right! The Start A Business Checklist is a self-assessment tool with over 500 action items to consider that will educate you regarding most of the key elements required to ensure the successful launch of your business. The evaluation process contained in this Guide is easy-to-use, yet thorough, and can point you in the right direction when conducted in a careful, thoughtful manner. For ONLY a small investment of $29.95, this Checklist is designed for the serious individual who truly desires to start a new business the right way - - Quickly and Easily!

How to Use: To make it easy for you to use, this checklist has two major sections. The first section is an Assessment of Your Readiness to Start a Business. Am I prepared to be a business owner is the most important question that must be asked? Although you've probably already made the decision to start a business, this section covers a range of over 300 factors you may not have considered but which will be very important for your success. Each module has a table for prioritizing tasks and assigning responsibilities and due dates for completing each task. This section of the checklist is your personal management tool for tracking progress as well as for identifying the need for additional resources. It will serve you well and keep you moving forward.

The Second Section is The Business Plan and Implementation Process. Included here is a process for "How To Write A Business Plan". This Guide will help you create several variations of a business plan with each variation used for a specific purpose and for a specific audience. This section features a One Page Executive Summary Format, a Simplified Model for a Business Plan, guidance for Creating a Comprehensive Business Plan, instructions for How to Use the Business Planning Guide, a discussion of The Business Planning Process, helpful Tips for Writing the Business Plan, a sample Business Plan Outline, a Business Plan Outline Description, summary charts of the various business entity types, two sample Cash Flow Statements that are downloadable as a template for use in your business plan, 22 Market Research Sources, and 27 possible Funding Options. See the Checklist Outline below that itemizes the extensive set of tools and resources included in this valuable Checklist.

Value: This Checklist will bring you a giant step closer to launching your business. It will help you write your business plan, prepare the right documents for a commercial bank loan or an investor meeting, and will serve as a guide for managing the start-up phase of your business. A comprehensive business plan that is well-written, based upon market research, and is supported by a conservative and thoughtful Cash Flow Statement will provide a structure for helping to make your business successful.

This guide is based on the author's experience with hundreds of small businesses and will save you time, effort, and money. Not only are you investing in an extensive business plan guide and a wealth of information when you purchase this checklist, you are receiving a business education that will help you more effectively mange your business once it is launched. Click here to view twenty (20) sample pages of the Start A Business Checklist

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Warning! Before you invest all your savings, tap your retirement account, forego the allocation of money into a college fund for your children, take money from your home equity line of credit, sell your investment portfolio, give up a vacation home, or quit your job, please carefully and honestly consider all of the topics of discussion in this checklist. Most individuals who have started a business have never completed a self-assessment process as comprehensive as this one, which is probably one of the key reasons for the high failure rate of new businesses. You owe it to yourself to complete this assessment process. Make an investment in yourself by purchasing this document, and then, more importantly, conduct the assessment and create your business plan for launching your business! You will be glad you did!

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Since I know from personal experience that the information contained in this Checklist is so valuable, I will personally guarantee your satisfaction!

The Start A Business Checklist comes with a No-Questions-Asked, No-Hassle, ONE MONTH MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you honestly feel that if after using this Guide to help create your Business Plan it hasn't provided you with good business information, hasn't helped you create a better Business Plan, hasn't made you more knowledgeable from a business perspective, and hasn't saved you time or money, then email me anytime within 30 days of the purchase date and I will refund the full amount you paid (Note: This guarantee applies ONLY to serious entrepreneurs who truly desire to start a business or business owners who need to write a business plan and NOT to consultants, students, educators or curiosity seekers). Satisfaction Guaranteed!


Quantity Discounts: Volume pricing at substantially reduced discounts off the retail price based on print quantities is available if you anticipate frequent usage of the checklists, or are part of an organization such as a bank or economic development agency that provides goods or services to start-up businesses and would like to use the checklist as a marketing/business development tool. Additionally, the opportunity to "brand" the Start A Business Checklist with your company's cover page, letter of introduction, and your logo is available.






A. Am I Ready for Business Ownership.
36 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
B. Important Business considera.
18 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
C. Professional Considerations.
9 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
D. Understanding Your Personal Financial Risks.
16 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
E. Family conversations You Must Have.
7 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
F. Improving Your Chances for Success.
24 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
G. Understanding the Cash Requirements.
23 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
H. Return on investment.
6 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
I. Where to Locate Your Business.
24 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
J. Should You Buy an Existing Business.
26 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
K. Sharing ownership of Your business.
8 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
L. Purchasing and inventory Options.
19 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
M. Pricing your products and services.
9 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
N. Marketing your products and services.
12 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
O. Selecting and training Personnel.
14 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
P. Important Management Decisions.
11 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
Q. Laws and Regulations.
10 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
R. Tax and Insurance Requirements.
10 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
S. Leaving the corporation behind.
13 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
T. Keeping up to date.
9 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
U. Protecting your company's most valuable asset - yourself.
32 Topics to be discussed and evaluated
V. Action Items - Starting A Sole Proprietorship.
41 Key steps
W. Action Items - Starting A Partnership.
26 Key steps
X. Action Items - Starting A Corporation.
30 Key steps
Y. Summary Chart - Business Entity Types.
Z. The 13 Worst Start-up Mistakes.
AA. Alternatives to Starting a New Business.


AB. One Page Executive Summary - Format.
AC. Simplified Model for a Business Plan.
AD. Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Business Plan.
* How to Use the Business Planning Guide
* The Business Planning Process.
* Tips for Writing the Business Plan.
* Business Plan Outline.
* Business Plan Outline - Description.
* Expanded Business Plan Outline.
AE. Market Research Sources.
22 Resources
AF. Funding Options.
27 Options
AG. Creating a Cash Flow Statement.
AH. Bio - Jim O'Donnell
AI. Business Development Services - Jaguar Consulting, Inc.
AJ. Other Checklists Currently Available

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