Entrepreneur: Latest from Tim Berry http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMT 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. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238119 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238119 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. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236290 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236290 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235515 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235515 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. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233547 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233547 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. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232559 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232559 8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229913 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229913 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. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229480 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229480 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. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228220 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228220 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. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227831 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227831 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. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226904 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226904 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. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226417 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226417 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. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226218 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226218 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. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225353 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225353 5 Fundamentals of a Social-Media Action Plan For many businesses, social media is growing too important to leave to happenstance. Consider these essential elements for creating a social media strategy that yields results. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224547 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224547 Should You Create Your Business Plan on Pinterest? The social sharing pinboard isn't just for recipes and animal photos, it can help you build a vision for your business. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224157 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224157 Lean Startups Need Business Plans, Too Lean business planning doesn't mean no business planning. The formal written business plan has long been obsolete. A real business plan should grow organically, with regular review and revision. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223878 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223878 How I Raised a Family of Entrepreneurs An entrepreneur and father to a brood of business owners talks about bringing up kids to be entrepreneurs. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223698 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223698 When the Product Is the Marketing, and Vice Versa Sometimes the product itself is the marketing. In those rare cases, businesses can thrive without organized marketing. Tue, 01 May 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223447 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223447 The Business Model for Disruption For groundbreaking companies like Twitter and Pinterest, business plans take a backseat to growing traffic. Thanks to the excitement over the expected Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like the dot-com boom all over again. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223264 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223264 10 Business Plan Words Every Manager Needs to Know By Heart If you're starting or running a business, you'll need to know this list of essential business planning words. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222704 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222704 The Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes If you're thinking about writing a business plan, consider this list of common mistakes people make and expert advice for steering clear of them. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 06:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222547 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222547 To Make Business Planning Less Daunting, Let's Call It Something Else We need new vocabulary for business planning. Just don't call it a 'business plan.' Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222369 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222369 Three Financial Guesstimates Every Business Plan Needs Not a numbers person? Our columnist explains the fundamentals of financial projections that should go into your business plan. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220653 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220653 Three Questions to Answer Before You Write a Business Plan Before you can map out a business plan, you have to make some basic decisions about the direction that you want your company to take. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:04:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220531 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220531 How to Estimate Startup Costs Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220342 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220342 Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan How business owners can put together a detailed marketing guide for business growth. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220148 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220148 Five Critical Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer Answering these questions periodically can help keep long-term goals in mind while you adjust your immediate steps and actions. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219969 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219969 How Do I Price My Product? Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., on how a first-time business owner should price a product. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/217940 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/217940 Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219720 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219720 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. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219529 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219529