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angielynnscott

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Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 1:03 PM (permalink)
I work in a cafe' that my partner and I will probably own soon. The problem is, I do not know how to come up with a SIMPLE and short business proposal. Is there any free sites that show samples for small coffee shop and cafe' forums.
 
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    chicagostyledog

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    RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 1:21 PM (permalink)
    Go to your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. They sell "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting & Running a Coffee Bar" by Susan Gilbert, W. Eric Martin, & Linda Formichelli. I've read it from cover to cover numerous times. It's a wonderful book and has every answer to every possible question, including all the behind-the-scenes info and methods about owning and operating a coffee shop/cafe. $16.95 Highly recommended.

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      prisonchef

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      • Location: st augustine, FL
      RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 3:45 PM (permalink)
      get with the sba. they have free programs you can use and free classes too. normally held at local schools. great help and you get to use your tax dollars
       
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        Sonny Funzio

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        RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 6:26 PM (permalink)
        Business proposal ... as in a partnership agreement for the co-owner ... or for that matter an offer to purchase document for the current owner? ... in either case this is a specialized document that you should draft carefully and have reviewed by an attorney to be certain of protecting your interests.

        If you mean business proposal as in "business plan" ... two points ...

        1) a business plan is a working document ... the plan should be neither simple nor static... it is a dynamic roadmap which you use, revise and refer to constantly.

        2) a business plan being used to obtain funding needs to be to the satisfaction of your financers. The plan needs to be written one way for bank financing; where the banker is interested in the protections provided to them should you fail (just like any other loan) ...
        Whereas most "equity" financing, where you are giving away a piece of the action or equity in the business, tends to be more concerned with how they will recieve their money as you succeed (success is the assumption they operate from ... otherwise you would get nothing from them).

        Reading at Borders or Barnes and Noble is an excellent way to undertand Business Plans. You can help to improve your chances of success by spending a good week visiting those book stores and reading for many hours on how business plans are constructed and used.

         
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          V960

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          RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 7:07 PM (permalink)
          Go ahead and buy a weapon. You will need it within the next year to shoot your partner.
           
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            zataar

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            RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/17/06 9:25 PM (permalink)
            Disregard the weapon recommendation. You have a kid together, don't you? Do what ever it takes to protect your investment. There is no fast and easy way to construct a business plan. Contact the SBA for some help. Are you the coffee place at 12th and Baltimore in the Muehlebach Building?
             
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              angielynnscott

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              RE: Business Proposal Mon, 07/24/06 12:12 PM (permalink)
              Yes it is. Are you from around here? Have you been in to see us lately?[:D
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              Originally posted by zataar

              Disregard the weapon recommendation. You have a kid together, don't you? Do what ever it takes to protect your investment. There is no fast and easy way to construct a business plan. Contact the SBA for some help. Are you the coffee place at 12th and Baltimore in the Muehlebach Building?
               
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