Business Planning


3 Food Business Models: Top Challenges and Best Solutions

Restaurants, coffee shops and bars have unique challenges they need to overcome. Here are a few simple tips on how to solve these issues for restaurateurs.

Cost-benefit analysis: A guide to making strategic business decisions

Should you run a cost-benefit analysis before committing your company to new initiatives? Learn how to use this technique, plus its benefits and drawbacks.

How to be more productive as a small business owner: 5 strategies to save time, do more, and focus on what matters


How to create a process & procedures manual

Learn why a procedures manual can help you work more efficiently and prevent theft. Read about how you can work with your staff to write a procedures manual.

How to build financial projections for your startup

Financial projections are crucial for a startup, and not just for obtaining financing. Learn why you need them and how to create high quality projections.

How to write a business plan (template): 10 steps, 5 tips, and examples to guide you

A wealth of data exists on how written business plans drive success. That’s why we created a business plan template to guide you step by step.

How to run your family-owned small business, without the drama

While family-owned small businesses fuel local and global economies; they also have a tendency to fuel complicated emotions. Here’s how to succeed.

The 6 Ingredients of a Successful Restaurant Opening

Opening a new restaurant is never easy. Here are 6 quick tips to help you make sure you have a successful restaurant opening.

VIDEO: Balancing Optimism Against Realism When Starting a Business

Starting a new business? The sky's the limit... until you hit a snag. In this video, Cooper Harris discusses taking Klickly from idea to product, bumps included.

Does Your Business Need to Conduct a SWOT Analysis?

A SWOT analysis helps organize your business' strengths and weaknesses in a way that uncovers valuable insights. Learn how to conduct a SWOT analysis.

Estate Planning for Family Business Owners

Proper estate planning means your business will be taken care of after you're gone. Learn what you can do now to transfer a business successfully.

6 Super Startup Ideas for College Students

With debt and underemployment plaguing college grads, it's important to get careers started early. Here are 6 business ideas for college students.

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