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How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
Business Circle

How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.
Starting a Business

Have a Business Idea? 6 Ways to Research Your Industry.

When deciding to launch a business, it's important not only to talk to potential customers, but to gather all of the industry data you can. Here's how to do it.
How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea

Before you jump in and start your business, make sure there's a market for it and conduct market research. Read on to learn how.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
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Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan
Business Plans

How to Determine the Goals and Objectives of Your Business Plan

A business plan is only as good as the goals and objectives it outlines. Here's how to determine what those are.
What to Include in Your Business Plan
Business Plans

What to Include in Your Business Plan

Here's what your business plan should contain, how long it should be and what it should look like.
The 4 Types of Business Plans
Business Plans

The 4 Types of Business Plans

Learn which of these four business plan formats best fits your needs.
5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan
Business Plans

5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

There are any number of reasons why you need to create a business plan, including starting a business, seeking funding and more.
The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital
Business Plans

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
Business Plans

Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
How to Find an Angel Investor
Business Plans

How to Find an Angel Investor

Angel investors used to be hard to find, but that's no longer true.
First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.
Business Plans

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones
Business Plans

Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love
Business Plans

How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love

Here are some strategies you can use to create a strong business plan that will translate into funding.