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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business, 6th Edition by Ed Paulson

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AppendixB

Dog Grooming Services (DGS) Business Plan

The Dog Grooming Services (DGS) plan is intended to give you a basic idea of where you should be going with the plan you write for your own business idea. Read the DGS plan to learn how you should be looking at and analyzing your idea. The DGS plan is primarily a learning tool and is not presented as a viable, fully fundable business plan. And in my experience, if you complete a plan as detailed as the one included here, you have gone a lot further in the planning process than most budding entrepreneurs who do not pay for professional plan-writing assistance. As a bonus, however, you will find another layer of analysis built into this appendix—the sidebars offer a critique of the presented plan ...

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