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First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.
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First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
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How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones
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Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love
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How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love

Here are some strategies you can use to create a strong business plan that will translate into funding.
How to Find the Purpose of Your Business Plan
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How to Find the Purpose of Your Business Plan

Deciding how you intend to use your business plan is an important part of preparing to write it.
5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business
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5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Laura Entis
When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait
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When Starting Up, These 6 Things Can Wait

Part of becoming profitable quickly is knowing what matters now and what can be pushed back several weeks or months
3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan
Starting a Business

3 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

Operating as a lean startup has its advantages, but you still need a roadmap to success. That's where your business plan comes in.
Colleen DeBaise
Writing a Business Plan? Don't Forget About Marketing
Starting a Business

Writing a Business Plan? Don't Forget About Marketing

Executing a solid marketing strategy is essential to any venture's success. Otherwise, your genius may be greeted by crickets.
Marsha Friedman
A Better Business Plan Can Lead to New Customers
Starting a Business

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.
Tim Berry
An Introduction to Business Plans
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An Introduction to Business Plans

Why is a business plan so vital to the health of your business? Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.
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Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

The experts aren't so sure--but entrepreneurs like the founders of Roaring lion energy drink say it's a must. here's how to know if writing a business plan is for you.
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Updating Your Business Plan

Our coach explains why constantly updating your business plan is the key to growing successfully.
Tim Berry
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A Simple Business Plan

It's a biz plan, not a doctoral thesis! Find out why an elaborate plan can weigh you down -- and how to keep it simple.
Tim Berry