Tim Berry

Tim Berry

Entrepreneur.com Business Planning Coach
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. 

From Tim Berry

30 Recent Stories

The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes
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The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes

Understanding the medium and the context is key to making a compelling pitch.
Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'
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Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.
5 Easy Ways to Kick-start Your Business Planning
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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.
In Business Planning, Form Follows Function
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In Business Planning, Form Follows Function

Your plan should be functional and be a tool for managing your business growth.
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Business Plans for Bootstrappers

Whether seeking investors or not, every business needs a plan.
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Is Your Business Plan On Track?

Tips to help track and tweak your business plan beyond the startup phase
Five Harmful Myths About Business Plans
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Five Harmful Myths About Business Plans

Believing these lies could be hazardous to your business.
Sales Techniques

10 Ways to Validate a Sales Forecast

Even without data, there are other ways to test your projections.
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A Good Year for Business Planning

3 reasons businesses will benefit from better planning in 2010.
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My Planning's Off. What Now?

Here are 3 steps to take when your business plan doesn't match the actual.
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Business Planning for the Rest of Us

Having a plan is about managing your company, not explaining it.
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Testing Your Values, Living Your Brand

Build your business plan around core values and never forget what those values are.
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6 Business Plan Fundamentals

A downturn is a good time to make sure you've got the fundamentals covered.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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4 Big Fat Business Plan Lies

Get past these 4 myths and learn what a business plan is at its simplest.
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