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The basics of a business plan for development professionals (English)

A business plan is not only for private sector companies that seek financing. It's rigor encourages a thorough assessment of every important aspect related to the feasibility and sustainability of a project or enterprise. It covers topics that are sometimes overlooked or insufficiently addressed in development projects such as: market orientation; market analyses; detailed operational procedures; intangible assets; and realistic financial projections. Therein lies its value to development initiatives: providing a thorough, private-sector style strategy to help ensure a well-planned and viable project. This paper presents the concept at a basic level for enterprise development projects.

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  • Document Date

    2007/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    40268

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    The basics of a business plan for development professionals

  • Keywords

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The basics of a business plan for development professionals (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/727411468315293008/The-basics-of-a-business-plan-for-development-professionals