Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins is a venture coach, helping entrepreneurs and early-stage companies develop the attitudes, skills and capabilities needed to succeed. He brings to bear skills as an entrepreneur, teacher and technologist in helping others create successful ventures.

Starting a Business

Why You Must Have a Business Plan

It's more than a tool for getting funding. Think of it as the road map to your business's future.

Does It Pay to Hire a Business Consultant?

Hiring a consultant shouldn't take the place of your own understanding of your business plan.

Tips for Crafting a Great Business Plan

Need a business plan but your writing is less than award winning? Here are a few tips on how to create a masterpiece.

Let's Talk About Risk

It's the least sexy part of your biz plan, but risk presentation know-how can help deliver the funding you need.
Finance

Dipping Into Your Retirement Fund to Start a Business

Is your 401(k) plan a good source of capital for your startup?
Starting a Business

How Do I Start a Business?

You know you want to be an entrepreneur-now find out what it takes to really get going.
How to Value a Business?
How To

How to Value a Business?

If you're interested in purchasing an existing business, here are a few ways to gauge its value.
Starting a Business

Presenting Persuasive Financials

Your pro forma is what gets investors interested. Make sure you do it right.
Starting a Business

Creating a Business Plan That's You

Your business plan is your business plan--so make sure it doesn't read like a template.
Business Plans

Does It Pay to Hire a Business Plan Consultant?

Hiring a consultant shouldn't take the place of your own understanding of your business plan.
Starting a Business

Formulating a Strategy Before Starting Your Business

Thinking through the different components of your strategy will help you react quickly when your business hits a rough spot.
Starting a Business

How to Find the Perfect Business Partner

If you've got the idea, where do you find the person with the know-how?
Starting a Business

Dividing Equity Between Founders and Investors

How to figure out who gets what percentage of the business when investors come on board
Growth Strategies

Resolving Conflict Between Your Managers

When two of your top people are at each other's throats, you've got to step in and help them make peace.
Growth Strategies

Managing Conflict Between Teams

How to build mutual respect when team members clash