As we continue with the week-long giveaways this week (because it’s my birthday), today’s gift is 5 copies of The Plan as You Go Business Plan book.
The Plan as You Go Business Plan was written by Tim Berry, the Godfather (Grandfather, Big Daddy, whatever …) of business planning. Tim founded Palo Alto Software, the creator of Business Plan Pro business planning software. Tim has since turned over the reins of the company to his daughter, Sabrina Parsons, the CEO, but he remains as President. Palo Alto also has created the BPlans.com and MPlans.com websites, which contain tons of resources about business planning and marketing planning, respectively.
This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it for any entrepreneur. I wrote about The Plan as You go Business Plan book a while back, noting:
The “plan as you go business plan” emphasizes the importance of the planning process and the development of planning behaviors in your business, rather than creating some humongous written tome. … You see, many people approach (or fail to approach at all) a business plan from the belief that it’s a one time creation and that once it’s created, it’s finished and becomes a sort of “bible” for your business. This couldn’t be further from the everyday reality of how we operate our businesses.
To get a copy of the book, just leave a comment below answering the question: why you want to learn about business plans or business planning. I will randomly draw 5 lucky recipients to receive this book. I will be happy to mail worldwide. The deadline for submitting your answer to get in on the drawing is Friday, November 21, 2008 at Midnight (East coast U.S. time). Good luck!
UPDATE: THE COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.