Start Your Business Week by Week: How to plan and launch your successful business - one step at a time, 2nd Edition

By Steve Parks

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Feb 25, 2013


In 26 weekly steps, this unique and cleverly structured book will walk any budding entrepreneur through everything you need to know and do, in the exact order you need to do it, to get your new business up and running. Each step contains a to-do list, an explanation of what needs to be done, useful hints and shortcuts and the contact information you need.


Written by an experienced entrepreneur and updated for a new global economy, this book contains the most up to date, fresh thinking and ideas, so you can overcome the challenges of a new business start-up and turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

Table of Contents



Week 1:The Beginning


Week 2: The Future


Week 3: Where Are You Now?


Week 4: Start Learning


Week 5: The Founders


Week 6: The Idea


Week 7: Idea to Opportunity


Week 8: Testing and Refining the Opportunity


Week 9: Pitching your Opportunity


Week 10: Customers


Week 11: Competitors


Week 12: Branding


Week 13: Sales

Week 14: Premises and Equipment


Week 15: People and Technology


Week 16: Suppliers


Week 17: Planning for Problems


Week 18: Profit Forecast


Week 19: Cash Flow Forecast


Week 20: The Business Plan


Week 21: Banks and Advisers


Week 22: Start Selling


Week 23: Pitching for Funding


Week 24: The Big Leap


Week 25: Making it Official


Week 26: Launch!