Business Planning


How to Conduct a Competitive Analysis for Your Small Business Idea

Success in a startup or small business means overcoming established competitors. Conduct a competitive analysis to identify, understand and conquer competitors.

Launching an Ecommerce Business: 3 Ways to Source Your Products

After deciding which products to sell in your online shop, how will they get produced? We answer this and more in our 2nd post on starting an ecommerce business.

How to Plan an Exit Strategy for Your Small Business

Ask most business owners about their exit strategy, and you're likely to get a blank stare in return.

Maximize Profit and Minimize Loss: 5 Components of a Solid Financial Plan

A financial plan uses current data to project long-term profits and losses for your startup. Read the five components of a startup financial plan.

How to Set up a Product Distribution Plan for Your New Business

Having a great product is only one part of the equation for a successful business. You also need a solid plan to deliver that product to customers.

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

Selling your business? Before you do, don't let these obstacles affect the sale. This includes poor accounting, low scalability and unsupportive employees.

Business in a Box Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Head Start

In schools that offer the HBIABA program, polls show that 79 percent of students would like to start a business, compared with an average of 42 percent nationally.

Expert Advice: How to Turn Around a Troubled Company

Just because a business is not performing well doesn't mean it's time to throw in the towel. Learn how a failing business can be turned around.

4 Startup Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

In a traditionally male-dominated field, entrepreneurship can be tough for women. Here are 4 tips to help female founders set their businesses up for success.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start With Your Exit in Mind

Learn how one expert has helped business owners cash out big after building and selling a profitable business. See why to start with an exit strategy.

How Much Money Do You Need to Start a Business?

How much money do you need to start your business? The majority of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses on a shoestring. Learn what you need.

5 tips to become a paperless small business

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