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Tim Berry

From Tim Berry

Tim Berry is president of Palo Alto Software Inc. and author of several books, including The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan and 3 Weeks to Startup published by Entrepreneur Press. He has been a professional business planner since 1974, and has presented seminars on business planning in 13 countries. Berry holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MA with honors from the University of Oregon, and a BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He's also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon.

30 Recent Stories

How Do I Price My Product?Play Video

How Do I Price My Product? (Video)

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., on how a first-time business owner should price a product.
June 7, 2011 in Pricing
Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.
June 1, 2011 in Your Business Plan
A Better Business Plan Can Lead to New Customers

A Better Business Plan Can Lead to New Customers

These four steps can help get you on your way to enhancing and expanding your client base.
April 25, 2011 in Your Business Plan
How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

Here are three steps to help get you planning better, and putting those plans in motion.
April 5, 2011 in Your Business Plan
Better Management: A Business Planning Test

Better Management: A Business Planning Test

Having a simple plan for internal management can be key to business success. Do you have one?
March 1, 2011 in Your Business Plan
Let Your 'Story' Frame Your Business Plan

Let Your 'Story' Frame Your Business Plan

Don't think of it as a formal document but as a collection of your stories, combined with concrete goals.
February 11, 2011 in Your Business Plan
How Can I Bootstrap My New Business?Play Video

How Can I Bootstrap My New Business? (Video)

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., offers tips for people looking to bootstrap their own business.
January 19, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Can I Hire Someone to Help Write My Business Plan?Play Video

How Can I Hire Someone to Help Write My Business Plan? (Video)

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., responds to a reader seeking advice on finding a low-cost writer to help with a business plan.
January 18, 2011 in Your Business Plan
The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes

The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes

Understanding the medium and the context is key to making a compelling pitch.
October 20, 2010 in Your Business Plan
Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.
September 22, 2010 in Your Business Plan