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 An Interpreneur’s Journey is the story of Bill Partridge and his struggles to get a new business off the ground.  As I wrote the book, I developed a lot of material describing the mechanics of business planning and the startup process.  I also created detailed budgets and sales projections for Bill's business using Microsoft Excel.  Some of this material was too technical to be included in the book and other sections had to be edited for length.  Rather than leave this material on the cutting room floor, I've made it available here for those who are interested. 

The following documents contain information that may be useful if you are about to launch a new venture.  I especially encourage you to explore the financial plans and see how they are structured.  As I explain in the book, a financial model for your business is a very useful tool.  Enjoy!

 

Chapter

Content Description

Download

   Financial Information

4

Business Finance 101 (Reading financial statements)

PDF

7

Business Financial Plan (Year 1)

PDF

Excel File

12

Year 1 Financial Results:  Actual vs. Plan

PDF

Excel File

13

Financial Projections - Years 2 and 3

PDF

Excel File

20

Revised Second and Third Year Financial Projections

PDF

Excel File

   Operations Management

6

Material List for a Radiant Heating System

PDF

6

Lecture on boilers vs. hot water heaters

PDF

6

How Bill's supply chain works

PDF

7

Worksheet - how much space do I need?

PDF

7

Job duties worksheet

PDF

   Sales Management

9

Sales presentation -- Radiant Heating 101

PDF

13

Sales funnel and workload analysis

PDF

15

Bill checks Ron Sedgwick's references

PDF

Epilog

The big order - should I accept it?

PDF

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Tom Eckmann

Absolute Business Services Inc.

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Teckmann@AbsoluteBusiness.com

 

 
     
     
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