The Business Planning Kit

The Purpose of Planning
Surveys have indicated that less than ten per cent of all small businesses have any sort of formal business plan. In fact, most people spend more time planning their annual holidays than they spend planning their business! That's a bit scary, especially when you consider what is usually at stake.

Why you need a Business Plan
If your business venture requires finance or additional capital, you will need to prepare a comprehensive business plan before approaching a bank or financial investors. Most will not even consider advancing money without one. The more detail and accuracy you can project in your plan, the more chance you will have of securing your loan.

Please Note: Even if you do not require funding for your business, you will still find it helpful to prepare a formal business plan. A formal business plan will help you to systemise and formalise procedures, which will assist you to grow and develop your business. It will also be a big help if you decide to sell your business at some stage in the future.

Planning for the future
Your Business Plan should be your road map for the future growth of your business.

It's also a great way of checking the overall viability of a new business venture or planning for long term growth and even your ultimate exit or succession. A well prepared business plan will also add value to your business and help you stay on track.

Easy to use and easy to follow
Preparing a practical and comprehensive business plan is not an easy task and it can be quite daunting. To help you through the process, we have prepared this special Business Planning Kit. The kit contains all the things you need to create both a practical, directional guide for the future of your business plus a formal business plan suitable to raise finance or attract investors. You will also gain valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your business and its ongoing viability.

Getting professional help
You could, of course, engage the assistance of a consultant or adviser (such as your accountant) to help you. This is highly recommended however, this sort of help is not cheap. Plus, even if you do engage professional help, you will save you a lot of time and money by working through the exercises in the Business Planning Kit first.

Whether you're a first time start up or a seasoned business veteran — you will find the Business Planning Kit tremendously helpful in getting you focused and keeping you on track.

About The Business Planning Kit
You will find the The Business Planning Kit tremendously useful in helping you formulate a comprehensive plan for your business. It will also save you a massive amount of time by providing you with things like pre-formatted Excel® Spread Sheets for projecting your cash flow and easy to follow Word® templates.*

You will also receive examples of what a good business plan should look like and details of what to include in your plan — as well as simple and easy to follow directions to guide you through the process step by step.

The end result will be a professional looking presentation you can take to a financier to seek finance — plus a practical business plan to help you grow and develop your business and keep it on track.

What the Business Planning Kit Contains:

  • Templates you can use to construct your own plan *
  • Templates for cash flow sheets (in Excel) — pre-formatted to help you calculate your cash flow projections *
  • Blank cash flow sheets
  • A sample of a comprehensive business plan
  • Full instructions and guidelines for each step of the process

click here for further details

* Templates work on both PC or Mac

What People Have Said About The Business Planning Kit

"I wanted to buy a business and approached the bank for a loan. the manager said he wouldn't consider it without a thorough business plan. L bought the kit and worked on it on the weekend. On Monday morning I went to the bank and got the loan. Plus the bank manager said it was the best small business plan he had ever seen!"
I.N. Coogee NSW

"The Excel spread sheet templates are fantastic. I have tried to do them myself in the past but got totally confused. They saved me hours of time and made the whole process of cash flow projection and budgeting so much easier."
D.J. Bowen Qld

"I have been in business for almost 20 years and I never had a business plan. Never thought I needed one - until now. The Business Planning Kit really helped me to focus on aspects of my business I never really thought about before. I'd recommend it to anyone who is serious about being in business".
R.Y. Rowville Vic

Meet the author
The Business Planning Kit was created by Peter Thorpe. Peter’s experience in business spans over 30 years. In his early career he held a number of senior management positions, including that of CEO of Sharp Corporation of Australia.

In 1976, he decided to start his own business and since then, he has created a number of successful business ventures in the fields of importing, retailing, advertising and publishing.

In 1988, he saw an opportunity to capitalise on his extensive knowledge of small business entrepreneurship and he started his own magazine called Australian Small Business Review. The publication was an outstanding success and he was ultimately bought out by a large publishing house.

How to Order

After making your payment, you will be sent to a page where you can download The Business Planning Kit. It is laid out on A4 pages so you can simply print them out on your printer and place them in a standard binder.

You simply work though the exercises and when you are ready to produce your finished business plan, you use the templates supplied. The result is a professional looking, detailed plan you can use in presentations to potential financiers or simply to monitor and measure your business to make sure you are on track.

* Note: The templates in The Business Planning Kit have been designed for use with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel however, it is not essential to have these programs installed on your computer to use the Kit. It also contains files you can open on any computer however, you will find it a lot easier and quicker if you have access to these programs.

* Templates work on both PC or Mac

This Business Planning Kit contains everything you need to prepare a formal business plan for your business. It costs only $29* and it comes with a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you are not totally delighted!


at the special price of only $29

(for a limited time only — normally $99)


If for any reason at all, you are not delighted with the Business Planning Kit or you feel it didn't help you with your business planning – I will personally refund your purchase price in full. Simple as that!

Author and Publisher


only $29*

Plan to succeed!

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limited time only

(*normally $99)


* Kit is available for immediate download after payment
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