Tim Berry

Tim Berry

Entrepreneur, Business Planner and Angel Investor
Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software. He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.
5 Tips on Planning Amid Rapid Change
Business Plans

5 Tips on Planning Amid Rapid Change

As the pace of business shifts quickens, forecasting can become even more vital.
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Start With a Simple Business Plan and Grow It as Needed
Business Plans

Start With a Simple Business Plan and Grow It as Needed

Begin with a lean document that can guide your company's efforts internally. Add to it later on if investors or bankers need more details.
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How to Anticipate Cash-Flow Problems
Cash Flow

How to Anticipate Cash-Flow Problems

Do advance planning to avoid a crash course in the lesson you don't want to learn the hard way.
When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan
Angel Investors

When Angel Investors Reject Your Plan

If those you've approached for money say no, try to figure out why. Maybe it will lead to some good news.
The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?
Business Pitches

The Art of Business Pitching Has Changed. Are You on Board?

Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Real money allocation also speaks strongly to investors.
Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine
Mission Statement

Your Mission Statement May Be Utterly Useless or a Gold Mine

Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.
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Do I Need to Go to Business School?

Our expert explains how pluses and minuses of formal business training.
8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs
Starting a Business

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make
Starting a Business

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.
Starting a Business

10 Business Plan Benefits You Might Be Forgetting

If you think creating a business plan is not for you, think again. Here are ten ways your business plan can help you be a better entrepreneur.
How and Why Business Plans Have Changed
Starting a Business

How and Why Business Plans Have Changed

The fundamentals of business plan writing remain the same, but there are some crucial changes these days that you should keep in mind when crafting your plan.
Marketing

Marketing ROI: Budgeting Your Money Wisely

Calculating the return on investment for your marketing can sometimes seem impossible. Yet it's necessary to make sure you're budgeting wisely. Here's how to translate your efforts into numbers.
How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan
Starting a Business

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Your business plan must be ready to accommodate rapid changes so that your company can follow suit. Here are five ways to make your business plan as lean and effective as possible.
When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?
Starting a Business

When Is the Best Time to Write Your Business Plan?

You don't need to drop everything to put together a business plan. Instead, it should be a constant work-in-progress. Here's how.
Reworking Your Business Plan? Consider These Tips
Starting a Business

Reworking Your Business Plan? Consider These Tips

If you're looking to run your business better, you'll need the discipline to stick to a plan. Here's how to make better choices from the start.