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Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2009
Boudreau's clear informative writing style in "RiskBuster" puts what can be a complicated and daunting business task into a more concise and understandable process. This book provides important information on business planning in an interesting way. It offers URLs to download planning worksheets and examples of completed worksheets in most steps. The author emphasizes the business plan as three parts to make the whole plan better: narrative which is descriptive text and photos, financials in numeric tables or graphs, and support information as an appendix of detailed documents. The "RiskBuster" business planning roadmap of 99 steps includes indicators for which steps are must have as Required for business decisions so the entrepreneur knows not to skip it during planning and analysis. Recommended are the steps that help the planner sell their business idea to others. Nice to have steps provide the current or future owner with information to help make personal decisions, develop a more complete plan, or insure quality of marketing or product. The book also provides questions for future entrepreneurs to ask themselves and others before taking the risks involved in starting a business via the process of building their business plan.