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Tim Berry

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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.

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5 Easy Ways to Kick-start Your Business Planning

5 Easy Ways to Kick-start Your Business Planning

Don't know where to start with your plan? Here are some tips to get you going--today.
August 26, 2010 in Your Business Plan
In Business Planning, Form Follows Function

In Business Planning, Form Follows Function

Your plan should be functional and be a tool for managing your business growth.
July 15, 2010 in Your Business Plan

Business Plans for Bootstrappers

Whether seeking investors or not, every business needs a plan.
June 15, 2010 in Your Business Plan

Is Your Business Plan On Track?

Tips to help track and tweak your business plan beyond the startup phase
April 19, 2010 in Your Business Plan
Five Harmful Myths About Business Plans

Five Harmful Myths About Business Plans

Believing these lies could be hazardous to your business.
March 19, 2010 in Your Business Plan

10 Ways to Validate a Sales Forecast

Even without data, there are other ways to test your projections.
February 3, 2010 in Sales Techniques

A Good Year for Business Planning

3 reasons businesses will benefit from better planning in 2010.
January 6, 2010 in Your Business Plan

My Planning's Off. What Now?

Here are 3 steps to take when your business plan doesn't match the actual.
October 16, 2009 in Your Business Plan

Business Planning for the Rest of Us

Having a plan is about managing your company, not explaining it.
September 22, 2009 in Your Business Plan

Testing Your Values, Living Your Brand

Build your business plan around core values and never forget what those values are.
April 21, 2009 in Your Business Plan

6 Business Plan Fundamentals

A downturn is a good time to make sure you've got the fundamentals covered.
March 31, 2009 in Your Business Plan

6 Components of a Bootstrap Business Plan

A business plan for a self-funded startup can be stripped down, but that makes it no less important.
February 26, 2009 in Your Business Plan

A Case Study: Real-Life Business Planning

A planning meeting should set the foundation for real strategy, not set forth the strategy itself. Find out how one company made the most of its two-day session.
February 3, 2009 in Your Business Plan

Measure Your Business Plan Results

No plan is ever right on, but having no plan is never right. Here's how to analyze the actual results compared to the plan.
January 6, 2009 in Your Business Plan

4 Big Fat Business Plan Lies

Get past these 4 myths and learn what a business plan is at its simplest.
December 11, 2008 in Your Business Plan

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November 11, 2008 in Money
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