Business Planning Articles

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    4 Startup Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

    by on December 15, 2014

    It’s no secret that female entrepreneurs face some specific and difficult challenges when launching their businesses. Especially in industries typically dominated by men, female founders often struggle to find other women to act as role models or with wh…

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    How to Create an Annual Budget for 2015

    by on December 10, 2014

    The new year is upon us and, if you’re like most small-business owners, you’re already thinking about creating a budget for 2015. According to Michelle Edwards, CPA and CEO of Trailhead Accounting Solutions, “An annual budget helps business owners plan for the…

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    6 Super Startup Ideas for College Students

    by on December 8, 2014

    It’s no secret that today’s college graduates struggle with joblessness and underemployment in record numbers. And with the price index for college tuition climbing almost 80% in the last 10 years, many of these grads find themselves crippled by lo…

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    Startup Finances: Where NOT to Cut Corners

    by on December 2, 2014

    It’s no secret that most startups are working on tight budgets. And while the slow economic recovery makes pinching pennies more important than ever, some of the most popular money-saving strategies could end up costing your business a great deal in the long…

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    5 Reasons Why You Should Start With Your Exit in Mind

    by on November 6, 2014

    During the critical early years of starting and growing your business, your top priorities will always be sales and marketing. However, there is an additional small but critical decision that business owners forget to make a priority as well: How you will one…

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    How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Business?

    by on October 2, 2014

    You can have the best business idea of the century, but your cash register probably won’t be doling out angel’s wings (to quote It’s a Wonderful Life) the day you open. Every new business should allow time to work out the kinks, learn from mistakes, and…

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    Ready to Start a Business? Here’s What It Will Cost

    by on September 29, 2014

    Data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy confirm what many small-business owners already know from personal experience: Most small businesses are started on a shoestring budget. Based on 2007 Census data, 70 percent of entrepreneur…

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    4 Business Rules You Can Safely Break

    by on September 17, 2014

    When it comes to certain aspects of running a business, such as withholding employee taxes, it pays to follow the rules. In other areas, however, straying from standard practices might be a smart move.

    Here are four business rules you can break — and, in …

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