Business Planning

Inspiration

Living in an Entrepreneur's World: 7 Inspiring Lessons Learned From Madonna

While her music industry success is apparent, what is less obvious, are the valuable lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Madonna.
Startup Basics

How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.
The Grind

A Foolproof Method to Achieving Targets

By investing a small amount of time in planning, we can all guarantee success for ourselves and for our ideas.
Adaptability

NFL Veteran-Turned-Entrepreneur Says Adaptability Is Key to a Winning Game Plan

The average career of an NFL player lasts 3.3 years. Israel Idonije attributes his 11-year tenure to his ability to adapt.
Marketing Plans

With Your Marketing Plan in Place, It's Time to Talk Tactics

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.
Business Planning

Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for the 'Zombie-Like' Apocalypse

We are surrounded by "zombies" every day. Get you and your business ready for it with these five tips.
Entrepreneur Mindset

5 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Truly Understand

Whether it ends in success or failure, pushing through the experience of starting a business will change your perspective for the better.
Marketing Plans

Before You Put Pen to Paper on Your Marketing Plan, Set Strategic Goals

As you determine how you will accomplish your goals, given the conclusions you have drawn, this is when the plan kicks into gear.
Business Plans

8 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan Right Now

Writing your business plan isn't a one-time event. Here's why it's critical to update it from time to time.
Finance

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the "what ifs" that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup.
Business Plans

10 Tips for Creating a Winning Business Plan in PowerPoint

If you're presenting your business plan in PowerPoint format, read this first.
Business Plans

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Here's a simpler, less time intensive approach that offers more flexibility than the traditional business plan.
Growth Strategies

7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.
Business Plans

Pro Tips for Writing About Your Cash Flow in Your Business Plan

Get the lowdown on how to prepare the cash flow section of your business plan
Business Plans

To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.