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Assignment 4: Business Plan–Final (90% of the Business Plan has already been completed, Executive Summary and The Financials write-up are the only pages needing to be done)

This assignment consists of two sections: your final business plan and your business plan financials. Note: You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment.

You have completed all the necessary sections of your business plan and will now create a final draft. Use any/all feedback you have received to polish your plan to the point that you could confidently show it to investors and potential partners or customers.

Refer to the outline of a business plan beginning on page 399 of the course text. Not all businesses will include all these components in this order, but use the outline as a guide. Specifically, your plan will not require the development, milestones, and exit plan sections of the business plan.

Section 1: Business Plan–Final (MS Word or equivalent)

Construct a 10–30-page business plan. Note: Twenty pages are sufficient for most businesses.

  • Write a 1 to 3-page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justify the following:
    1. A clear and concise business concept
    2. A thoroughly planned business concept
    3. A capable management structure
    4. A clear-cut market need
    5. Significant competitive advantages for your business
    6. Realistic financial projections
    7. That investors have an excellent chance to make money
    8. A realistic and developed exit plan

Note: Read Chapters 4 and 18 of the course text, Successful Business Plan. Use the plan preparation worksheets on pages 58-61 and the sample executive summaries on pages 62-66 to help guide you; choose to write either a synopsis summary or a narrative summary and include highlights from each section of your business plan.

  • Combine all the sections stated below and revise your initial business plan draft, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.
  • Executive summary
  • Company description (Assignment 1)
  • Industry analysis and trends (Assignment 1)
  • Target market (Assignment 2)
  • Competition (Assignment 2)
  • Strategic position and risk assessment (Assignment 1)
  • Marketing plan and sales strategy (Assignment 2)
  • Operations plan (Assignment 3)
  • Technology plan (Assignment 3)
  • Management and organization plan (Assignment 3)
  • Ethics and social Responsibility plan (Assignment 3)
  • The Financials (Week 7 Discussion)
    • Hint:
      • The financial section of your business plan will be derived from the previously completed financial worksheets.
    • Note:
      • The financials and the management description must spark enough interest to convince a reader to continue. Enhance the two mentioned sections to engage the reader.

Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:

  • Cite the resources you have used to complete the exercise. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the exercise.
  • The paper must be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

Section 2: Business Plan Financials (MS Excel worksheets bundled with course textbook)

For year one, submit a revised income statement, cash flow projection, and balance sheet from the “Business Plan Financials” Excel template based on your feedback from Assignment 3: Operations. Technology, and Management Plan with Financials. You will submit the entire completed and revised Excel worksheet.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Construct a business plan with an executive summary that justifies a clear concept, a management structure, a market need, competitive advantages, and financial projections.

Description: BUS599 Week 10 Assignment 4: Business Plan – Final

Unacceptable 0 – 69% F

Fair 70 – 79% C

Proficient 80 – 89% B

Exemplary 90 – 100% A

BUS599-A5-1
1. Write a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justify:
a. A clear and concise business concept.
b. A thoroughly planned business concept.
c. A capable management structure.
d. A clear-cut market need.
e. Significant competitive advantages for your business.
f. Realistic financial projections.
g. That investors have an excellent chance to make money.
h. A realistic and developed exit plan. Weight: 30%

Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 31.05 (20.70%)

Did not submit or incompletely wrote a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justified: a. A clear and concise business concept. b. A thoroughly planned business concept. c. A capable management structure. d. A clear-cut market need. e. Significant competitive advantages for your business. f. Realistic financial projections. g. That investors have an excellent chance to make money. h. A realistic and developed exit plan.

Points Range: 31.5 (21.00%) – 35.55 (23.70%)

Partially wrote a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justified: a. A clear and concise business concept. b. A thoroughly planned business concept. c. A capable management structure. d. A clear-cut market need. e. Significant competitive advantages for your business. f. Realistic financial projections. g. That investors have an excellent chance to make money. h. A realistic and developed exit plan.

Points Range: 36 (24.00%) – 40.05 (26.70%)

Satisfactorily wrote a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justified: a. A clear and concise business concept. b. A thoroughly planned business concept. c. A capable management structure. d. A clear-cut market need. e. Significant competitive advantages for your business. f. Realistic financial projections. g. That investors have an excellent chance to make money. h. A realistic and developed exit plan.

Points Range: 40.5 (27.00%) – 45 (30.00%)

Thoroughly wrote a one to three (1–3) page executive summary for your business plan, in which you justified: a. A clear and concise business concept. b. A thoroughly planned business concept. c. A capable management structure. d. A clear-cut market need. e. Significant competitive advantages for your business. f. Realistic financial projections. g. That investors have an excellent chance to make money. h. A realistic and developed exit plan.

BUS599-A5-2
2. Combine all of the

sections stated below and revise your initial business plan draft, which

you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received. Weight:

40%

Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 41.4 (27.60%)

Did not submit or incompletely combined all of the sections stated below and did not submit or incompletely revised your initial business plan, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.

Points Range: 42 (28.00%) – 47.4 (31.60%)

Partially combined all of the sections stated below and partially revised your initial business plan, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.

Points Range: 48 (32.00%) – 53.4 (35.60%)

Satisfactorily combined all of the sections stated below and satisfactorily revised your initial business plan, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.

Points Range: 54 (36.00%) – 60 (40.00%)

Thoroughly combined all of the sections stated below and thoroughly revised your initial business plan, which you submitted in Week 8, based on feedback you have received.

BUS599-A5-4
3. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 15.525 (10.35%)

More than 6 errors present

Points Range: 15.75 (10.50%) – 17.775 (11.85%)

5-6 errors present

Points Range: 18 (12.00%) – 20.025 (13.35%)

3-4 errors present

Points Range: 20.25 (13.50%) – 22.5 (15.00%)

0-2 errors present

BUS599-A5-5
4. Submit the entire

revised, one year “Business Plan Financials” Excel template (see Course

Required Materials) based on the feedback from Assignment 3.
Weight: 15%

Points Range: 0 (0.00%) – 15.525 (10.35%)

Did not submit or incompletely revised, for year one, the entire “Business Plan Financials” Excel template (see Course Required Materials) based on the feedback from Assignment 3.

Points Range: 15.75 (10.50%) – 17.775 (11.85%)

Partially revised and submitted for year one, the entire “Business Plan Financials” Excel template (see Course Required Materials) based on the feedback from Assignment 3.

Points Range: 18 (12.00%) – 20.025 (13.35%)

Satisfactorily revised and submitted, for year one, the entire “Business Plan Financials” Excel template (see Course Required Materials) based on the feedback from Assignment 3.

Points Range: 20.25 (13.50%) – 22.5 (15.00%)

Thoroughly revised and submitted, for year one, the entire “Business Plan Financials” Excel template (see Course Required Materials) based on the feedback from Assignment 3.

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