The Basics of a Business Plan for Development Professionals

A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS AND AGRO-ENTERPRISES, Daniele Giovannucci, ed., World Bank, 2001

13 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2007

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Nick Fante

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Cheryl Hanway

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Abstract

A business plan is not only for private sector companies that seek financing. It's rigor encourages a thorough assessment of every important aspect related to the feasibility and sustainability of a project or enterprise. It covers topics that are sometimes overlooked or insufficiently addressed in development projects such as: market orientation; market analyses; detailed operational procedures; intangible assets; and realistic financial projections. Therein lies its value to development initiatives: providing a thorough, private-sector style strategy to help ensure a well-planned and viable project. This covers the basic components and how to formulate one.

Keywords: business development, agro-enterprise development, agribusiness, management, marketing, financial statements, net present value, internal rate of return, financing, feasibility

Suggested Citation

Fante, Nick and Giovannucci, Daniele and Hanway, Cheryl, The Basics of a Business Plan for Development Professionals. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996767

Nick Fante

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Daniele Giovannucci (Contact Author)

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) ( email )

1008 S. 9 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.thecosa.org

Cheryl Hanway

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States

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