Friday, April 22, 2011

The One Page Business Plan

The One Page Business Plan
Jim Horan
The One Page Business Plan Company, 2009. 80pp. 34.95

A lot of people often dream about starting their own business, but do not know where to start. Whether you want to be a self-employed accountant, interior designer, hair stylist, freelance writer, or any number of other things, The One Page Business Plan is a book that can put you on the right track.
Crafting a winning business plan can be daunting. Some people fear tackling what they feel will be a big hurdle.
With just 76 pages, the book takes you step by step through the process of writing a business plan from the vision statement to the action plan. The book uses language that is very easy to understand. It also comes with fill in the blank models that will completely take all of the intimidation out of creating a professional plan.
In addition to the fill in the blanks, the book also comes with a desktop planning cd filled with templates, exercises, budget worksheets and more. This is a useful book that anyone from the new business owner, to someone who has been consulting for years can benefit from. 
Jim Horan, the author of The One Page Business Plan has over 16 years of experience coaching business owners. Now all of his expertise is written in this small, but powerful book.
I personally have worked through this book. It was so much easier than I would have ever imagined assembling a business plan.  Seeing the vision and goals I have for my business in writing really helped give me the confidence to get started.  KP


  1. thanks for this recommendation, KP. There are so many resources and it can be intimidating knowing where to start and what information can be trusted.

  2. You're welcome. I definitely thought I would be intimidated by the whole process, but this book makes it very easy.