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About the Write Your Own Business Plan web site

The WriteYourOwnBusinessPlan.com web site was set up to share basic information about writing business plans for banks, venture capitals and angel investors, to give away several free business planning tools, and to sell a small handful of digital items (pdfs and Excel workbooks) that may be useful to some entrepreneurs, business managers, and professionals such as attorneys and accountants.

The web site is not intended to replace the services of a competent legal, tax or business advisor. If professional assistance is required, quite obviously, the services of a professional should be sought.

The publisher and author have made good efforts to offer current, accurate and clearly articulated information. But inadvertent errors can occur, unfortunately. What's more, the rules and regulations that directly and indirectly affect business planning (such as financial accounting standards, banking practices, and tax laws) often change. Finally, the specific application and impact of all of this stuff varies widely from case to case based upon the unique facts and circumstances of individual entrepreneurs and businesses. Accordingly, be careful out there!


Under recently issued IRS regulations, we must inform you that any U.S. tax advice contained at this web site was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by the reader for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed under federal tax law. By regulation, a taxpayer cannot rely on professional advice to avoid federal tax penalties unless that advice is reflected in a comprehensive tax opinion that conforms to strict requirements.

Author Information

Publisher/Editor & Seattle CPA Stephen L. Nelson is the author of more than 150 books about using computers for accounting, financial and business planning. Those books have sold 5,000,000 copies in English and have been translated into more than a dozen other languages. Nelson's best-selling books include Quicken for Dummies and QuickBooks for Dummies. Nelson practices public accounting in Seattle, Washington. He also occasionally teaches in the graduate tax school of Golden Gate University.

Publisher Contact Information

If you need to contact the publisher, please write to:

    Editorial Assistant
    c/o/ Stephen L. Nelson, Inc
    8434 154th Avenue NE
    Redmond WA 98052 USA

Or email steve.nelson@stephenlnelson.com