The Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies is a start-to-finish guide to creating a complete business plan. It not only examines what a business plan should say and which issues to address, but also how your finished plan should look and how to use it. This guide takes you behind the scenes to show you why businesses get funded or rejected. Tells you what you can do to get the attention of a banker or investor. Plus you get personal tips on how to find and impress funding sources from bankers, venture capitalists, and business leaders such as Bill Walsh, former coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and heads of companies of all sizes including Levi Strauss, The Price Club, See's Candies, Suppers Restaurants, and many more. The book also features: A foreword by Eugene Kleiner, one of the eight individuals generally considered to be the fathers of California's Silicon Valley. Mr. Kleiner's venture capital partnership has invested more than $400,000,000 in entrepreneurial companies. * A sample business plan. * Worksheets for planning, budgeting, and forecasting. * The Abrams Method of Flow-Through Financials, a unique and easy way to prepare your financial forms. * Specialized information for retailers, manufacturers, and service businesses.