The heart of a business is the business plan. Without a methodical, flexible, up-to-date approach to planning out a business, a company is a rudderless boat in a choppy sea. How To Prepare A Results - Driven Business Plan is a highly practical tool for developing a usable plan. Published in comb-bound format with plenty of "how-to" check-lists, samples, and graphics, this planning guide will become a lifesaver for many organisations. The book discusses current changes and trends in business and strategic thinking, such as: cash flow vs. profitability; quality considerations; employee motivation; flexible budgeting and downsizing; and automated methods for forecasting and activity-based costing. It also includes a computer template to make its use that much easier now that just about everything's done at the terminal.