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About Dan Boudreau
Armed with the Business Planner's RoadMap as a teaching tool, Dan coaches and mentors ordinary women and men to create the financial stability and lifestyle they dream of. He is proudest of being acknowledged and appreciated by peers and friends for his ability to help entrepreneurs avoid pitfalls and bring their ideas to fruition.
When Dan takes time out from business and writing, you will find him crammed into a kayak (occasionally right side up), or coaxing disturbing sounds from his guitar. From bungled attempts to outsmart fish in the rivers of northern British Columbia to flopping around in the waves or practicing applied inertia on tropical beaches, his leisure time usually incorporates fresh air, clean water, and sandy beaches.
Dan lives in Prince George, British Columbia with his wife Britta.
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Are you starting or growing a small business?
You need to establish yourself as a leader in your industry, an expert for your business, and a creative genius in day-to-day operations.
To achieve all of that, you need a business plan.
In this inspiring and confidence-building workbook, Dan Boudreau, business owner and consultant for more than 40 years, shows you step-by-step how to minimize risk and build your business strategically with an actionable business plan.
This book will enable you to:
· Clarify your big picture life vision.
· Organize your thoughts and plans into suitable communication formats.
· Prepare yourself to be the boss and a leader for your team.
· Validate demand for your products and services.
· Minimize uncertainty by proving your concept’s viability and sustainability.
· Create multi-year financial projections easily and quickly.
· Attract the funds and people you need when you need them.
· Ensure your business gets you the lifestyle you desire.
· Get links to a free business plan template and Excel forecasting spreadsheet.
The Business Planner’s RoadMap is the sure way to prove your concept’s feasibility and write a business plan, no matter what kind of business, working solo or with a team, even if you have never owned a business or written a plan before.
Business is for the fittest… and the luckiest—and the best luck gravitates to those who are prepared. Whether you are breaking out a brilliant new business idea, preparing your existing venture to pivot and grow, or simply creating a brief plan for internal use, the RoadMap will point the way to the success you dream of.
Why, when each fledgling venture is fueled by the owner’s burning desire to be successful, do so many fail? After sifting through hundreds of botched businesses, I know that most business casualties are caused by the owners themselves. Consciously or unconsciously, people sabotage themselves with their thoughts, habits, and actions. The enemy is self-destruction.
In this book I will show you how to triumph over self-sabotage and succeed in business. Make better decisions.
You don’t need to declare bankruptcy or start over to benefit from this book. Owners choke the vitality from their own struggling ventures day by day, choice by choice, one treacherous action at a time. If you aren’t quite cutting it in your industry, or you’re struggling financially, or your business is not growing fast enough, then buy this book and focus on your success.
Do you dream of starting a business, but never quite get to it?
The Pre-Launch Doodlepad is a playful risk-free way to discover if you would be happy as a business owner. It is designed to enable you to benefit from each stand-alone lesson, whether you write, doodle, color, journal, or simply read through the pages. It is an opportunity to assess yourself, determine if your business idea is feasible, and figure out if the business you’re thinking about is the right fit for you.
The author, Dan Boudreau has owned and operated several small businesses over more than three decades, from home-based enterprises to ventures employing dozens of workers. He combines his practical experience as a business owner with his expertise as a lender to help emerging entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.
The lessons in the book are the result of the speedbumps that he learned from on each start-up journey and provide real guidance from each experience. After many decades of experience in business he was inspired to bring these lessons together in this book.
These lessons cruised into his life in a random way. which is why it seems entirely appropriate that you do the activities in the order that they attract you and add to them as you are moved to do so.
As you doodle your way through this process, you will:
✓ Recognize and appreciate your skills, preferences, and achievements.
✓ Assess your suitability to own a business.
✓ Write, sketch, or record your vision.
✓ Consider one or more business opportunities.
✓ Envision your business development team.
✓ Learn about your industry.
✓ Dispel your assumptions: separate facts from fiction.
✓ Clarify your understanding of your customers.
✓ Gather intel about your competitors.
✓ Assess your financial readiness for business.
✓ Determine whether your business idea is viable.
✓ Estimate start-up costs.
✓ Set your business start-up goals.
This is a creative and fun way to get your entrepreneurial ideas out of your brain and prepare them, and you, for the realities of the marketplace.
If you dream of starting a small business, but never quite get to it, this book will enable you to get off the fence and confidently turn your passion into a thriving small business.