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Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan



Start at the End: How Companies Can Grow Bigger and Faster by Reversing Their Business Plan

David Lavinsky

ISBN: 978-1-118-37676-8 November 2012 240 Pages


Re-focus your business plan and achieve the success your business deserves

Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Whether your goal is selling millions of your product, expanding operations to a new location, or generating more profits, Start at the End offers a unique approach and action steps for business owners and entrepreneurs to redevelop your business plan and achieve ultimate success. You'll learn how to re-create your long-term vision and then make continuous progress in achieving that vision while continuing to hit your short-term goals. Start at the End offers inspiring stories of other entrepreneurs who have achieved significant success in this area, as well as easy-to-follow exercises and next steps.

  • Shows how to develop a realistic business and financial model based on market data
  • Explains how to identify and pursue new opportunities, raise capital, and build growth strategies

Start at the End gives business owners a chance to take a step back, re-evaluate your business, and redesign your business plan to achieve the success you dreamed of when you first launched your company.

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The End of Your Business 1

Chapter 2 Confirming the Opportunity 15

Chapter 3 Goals and Milestones 27

Chapter 4 Achieving Your Financial Metric Goals 37

Chapter 5 Achieving Your Business Asset Goals 47

Chapter 6 Systematizing Your Business 57

Chapter 7 How to Out-Market Your Market 73

Chapter 8 Securing and Locking Up Your Customers 89

Chapter 9 Developing Your HR Plan 117

Chapter 10 Documenting Your Strategic Plan 133

Chapter 11 How to Progress Even Faster 145

Chapter 12 Becoming a Better Leader 167

Chapter 13 Multiplier Tactics 187

Conclusion 205

Acknowledgments 209

About the Author 213

Index 215