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

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AppendixC

The Kwik Chek Auto Evaluation Business Plan

Recommendations for Using This Business Plan

What follows is an actual business plan I wrote a while back for a used car evaluation service business called Kwik Chek. I wrote this plan to determine whether the idea would fly as an independent investment with national franchise potential or whether I should go back to the drawing board and find a new idea. I did not want to actually operate one of the Kwik Chek services myself, which is important to understanding the conclusions. The plan is included as a model to help you get a flavor for what is involved in writing a plan for your own business.

Don’t get lazy and try to use this plan as is. It won’t work for you or your idea, even if you ...

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