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A Brief Business Plan

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A Brief on Business Plans

What a business plan is

A business plan can be used for many things, but it is always one thing: A plan.

For whatever purpose it is used, it is a plan on how things are to be done, or how business is to be operated. It can be as simple as laying out the order in which you want to publish books, or as detailed as the exact percentage breakdown of profit for all involved, listing their duties in the company, ect.

However you plan on doing things, and what you plan on doing, should be list in your business plan. Your business plan can be an invaluable tool for yourself, and show to other people.

Types of business plans

Many people know what a business plan is, but they don’t realize there are different types of business plan. I don’t mean general business plans that can be adapted to different businesses. I mean two distinctly different types of business plans. What I call the In House Business Plan and the Investor Business Plan.
In House Business Plan – this is your company business plan. It should breakdown everything about the company, from a mission statement, to who is part of the company, what you plan on doing, how you plan on doing it, etc. Everything about the company should be in this plan. But, it should also be flexible enough to be modified and updated when need be.

This business plan should be your Holy Grail. The guideline for everything you will do as a comic book publisher. Everyone involved in your company should read it and understand it.

Think of it as a version of the Employee Handbook an employer has you read when you start a new job. Only your In House Business Plan actually means something.

Investor Business Plan – are you planning on finding seed money? Looking for an investor to put up money for the books? Maybe even money from family members?

If the answer is yes, then you need an Investor Business Plan. What is the difference between the In House Business Plan and the Investor...

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