Developer: Thomsen Business Information
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.4
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Starting a small business and becoming self employed is tough. It might be immensely satisfying in the long run but there’s a steep learning curve in between. One particularly challenging element is forming a business plan that will help co-ordinate a new business appropriately as well as show banks and other financiers that this business is going places. Business Plan for Entrepreneurs’ Startups is an interactive e-book app that aims to take out much of the confusion.

The app lays things out quite clearly. Explaining that there are 9 steps to starting up a new business, Business Plan for Entrepreneurs’ Startups lays each one out individually. It explains things such as how to describe the products or services involved as well as how to deal with budgeting constraints. In each case, the steps are quite detailed with plenty of knowledge to take in. It’s not overwhelmingly so, however, as each section is divided up into bullet points and paragraphs that are concisely written for quick consultation.

To back up the huge wealth of written information, Business Plan for Entrepreneurs’ Startups comes bundled with three case examples. It’s immensely useful stuff as it provides some inspiration as to how to write such a business plan. Each case study is laid out from reasons why to set up the business, what expertises are already there, budgeting constraints and how sales will be made. It’s quite fascinating.

Finally, templates have been provided for each step to ensure that users have everything they need in order to start work on their business plan.

Business Plan for Entrepreneurs’ Startups might not be the most attractive of apps to look at, or the most interactive, but the sheer volume of knowledge is impressive. It’s a great starting point for those planning to go self employed and will save users a heck of a lot of time googling for such help.

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