An interview only for Idiots: ‘Guide to Business Plans’

By BOB ANDELMAN

Apparently, you don’t have to be a complete idiot to find yourself reading one of the Complete Idiot’s Guides to some subject in which you’re interested.

(Okay, maybe you do, but play along with the premise here.)

Let’s say, for example, that you’ve never started a business—or never started one well. Something you might consider is your approach to that basic element, the business plan. So many of us get a great idea and then try to execute it without thinking through what the idea could be when it grows up, aside from valuable.

So with the economy fighting its way out of the dumpster, I thought it might make for a very special episode of Mr. Media to invite author Gwen Moran on the show. She is the co-author—with Sue Johnson—of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans, now in its second edition.

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Hear it now!GWEN MORAN AUDIO EXCERPT: “There’s so much of yourself invested in what you’re creating that the passion should show through.” 

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About Mr. Media® Interviews-Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).