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8 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan Right Now
Business Plans

8 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan Right Now

Writing your business plan isn't a one-time event. Here's why it's critical to update it from time to time.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup
Finance

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the "what ifs" that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup.
Martin Zwilling
7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately
Growth Strategies

7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.
Rob Biederman
To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies
Business Plans

To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.
Martin Zwilling
Value Proposition

How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

It's not enough to be able to do, make or provide something: It must be worth something to potential customers
Jon Elvekrog
5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs
Ideas

5 Tests to Figure Out If Your Business Idea Has Legs

Consider these questions to help you determine if your concept will pan out into a successful enterprise.
Robert Tuchman
4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015
Business Planning

4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015

Here are some easy changes entrepreneurs can make for a more productive year ahead.
Sabrina Parsons
Adopt 4 Tactics to Turn 2015 Into a Launchpad for Productivity
Efficiency

Adopt 4 Tactics to Turn 2015 Into a Launchpad for Productivity

Elite performers -- whether fighter pilots, actors or athletes -- spend time visualizing processes, ticking off items on checklists and predicting obstacles, all in their mind.
Geoff Mcqueen
The One New Year's Resolution All Business Owners Should Keep
Marketing

The One New Year's Resolution All Business Owners Should Keep

There's something you can start doing today that could save you a lot of headaches in 2015.
Jim Joseph
Startup Business Forecasts Are Not Black Magic, Just Smart Business
Business Plans

Startup Business Forecasts Are Not Black Magic, Just Smart Business

You need these projections to set internal goals and milestones, and to measure your progress toward reasonable success objectives.
Martin Zwilling
What You Celebrate About 2014 Can Tell You What to Focus on in 2015
Business Planning

What You Celebrate About 2014 Can Tell You What to Focus on in 2015

Don't guilt-trip yourself about enjoying the holidays and you might be surprised just how much work you get done.
Dixie Gillaspie
4 Steps to a Breakout 2015
Growth Strategies

4 Steps to a Breakout 2015

In this difficult economic environment, it's still possible to have a profitable, growing business. Follow these four steps.
Doug and Polly White
The Key to Every Successful Business is Agility
Success Strategies

The Key to Every Successful Business is Agility

Companies, especially startups, die as a result of complacency. There are four things winners do better.
Christopher Worley
Do You Know How You Really Did This Year?
Goals

Do You Know How You Really Did This Year?

Without established goals in place, you're just guessing based on feelings. Make next year different.
Jim Joseph