Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Writing Business Plans and Proposals

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Writing Business Plans and Proposals (Hardback)

Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


Entrepreneurs-and entrepreneurial companies-live or die by the quality of their plans and proposals. Whether it's to get funding for a new product line or business from a client, writing hard-hitting prose that answers essential questions and makes specific requests is an indispensable skill. Entrepreneur, ad man, and writing teacher Dennis Chambers shows how entrepreneurs can persuade people, through skillful writing, to pony up capital or contracts. This ability-which can be learned-is rare in today's media-saturated world. But it counts more than ever if an entrepreneur wants to make it over the magical five-year hump and on into lasting business success. Numerous examples and exercises ensure that entrepreneurs understand how the writing game is played-and that they play it well. Unfortunately, most don't play this game well. Most business writers mistakenly believe their task is to inform. They write to fill an information gap or to update the reader on a particular project. Or they write about what's important to them. What these writers do not take into account is that the speed of today's work world has reached overdrive.

The typical reader simply doesn't have time to ponder dense, poorly organized information and intuit the appropriate action. And readers don't give a hoot about what's important to the writer-they want to know what's in it for themselves. Business writers need to use all the tools at their command to persuade, inspire action, and in general move a project forward. This book is about how to be persuasive in two key skills in business: writing proposals and writing business plans. Step by step, Dennis Chambers illustrates the techniques of effective business writing, with numerous examples throughout. Whether the objective is to secure financing from an investor, lay out a marketing strategy, or secure a large contract, getting results requires crafting an effective structure for the proposal, and using words that sell. Chambers is an able guide in saving entrepreneurs time and undue effort while reaching the goal of long-term business success.

BusinessBusiness & managementBusiness communication & presentationEssays & WritingWriting GuidesWriting & editing guides Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 05/09/2000 ISBN-13: 9780275994983  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

K. Dennis Chambers is Founder of Chambers Communications, specializing in advertising and marketing communications, project management, and technical and business writing. He also serves as Adjunct Instructor at Endicott College, and as Lecturer at Emerson College and the University of Maryland. He is the author of Writing to Get Action.

More books by K. Dennis Chambers

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Power of Moments: Why Certain...
Chip Heath; Dan Heath
Answers for Modern Communicators: A...
Deirdre Breakenridge
Way of the Wolf: Straight line...
Jordan Belfort
Life's a Pitch: How to Sell Yourself...
Roger Mavity; Stephen Bayley
Latest Blog
Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

The Sky Doesn't Have to be Blue: Steve Antony on Life as a Colour Blind Illustrator

Steve explains what it's like to be a colour blind illustrator and why the sky doesn't have to be blue.

The Gordon Burn Prize - Interrogating the Past

In advance of the winner announcement, we review the titles shortlisted for this year's Gordon Burn Prize

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd