Business Planning Articles

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    What Is a Lean Business Plan and How Do You Write One?

    by on April 2, 2015

    Not every entrepreneur needs to start their venture with an in-depth business plan. Simple business concepts or those that require no funding can get by with a more pared down proposal. Tim Berry, Founder of Palo Alto Software, business plan expert, and author…

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    How to Plan an Exit Strategy for Your Small Business

    by on March 27, 2015

    Ask most business owners about their exit strategy, and you’re likely to get a blank stare in return. That’s because the last thing on their minds is often when and how they’ll leave a business that they’re concentrating on making as successful as they can. Bu…

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    Financial Planning: Tips for a Break-Even Analysis

    by on February 18, 2015

    Keeping track of your finances and making sure that you have set your business up for financial success can seem like a daunting task. There are a variety of expenses to take into account, as well as revenue that must be accounted for. Additionally, you want t…

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    Looking to Sell Your Business? Don’t Fall Victim to These 5 Obstacles

    by on January 16, 2015

    Thinking of selling your business this year? You may be surprised to learn that only 20 to 25% of small businesses are actually sold.
    From unqualified buyers, to unenthusiastic employees, there are many issues that can affect your ability to sell a small busin…

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    Startup Business Considerations for Retirees

    by on January 13, 2015

    Retirement is the perfect time to relax, vacation with loved ones and pursue neglected hobbies. Or not.
    These days, not all seniors are eager to kick back and enjoy their twilight years in peace and quiet. On the contrary, many retired individuals are jumping …

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    Business in a Box Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Head Start

    by on January 2, 2015

    Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial literacy and small-business training, has expanded its reach to teach middle school students about entrepreneurship. For the past two years, the HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) has worked with s…

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    What Is a Contingency Plan and Why Does Your Business Need One?

    by on December 24, 2014

    You’re humming along in your business, and suddenly — out of the blue — the unexpected happens. It could be in the form of a natural disaster, or something else, like a medical emergency for you or your most valuable employee. You could lose your entir…

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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 whom t…

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