business Planning

News and Articles About business Planning

How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition
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
Business Circle

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
Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?
Starting a Business

Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?

There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
Doug and Polly White
The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital
Business Plans

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists
Business Plans

Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan
Starting a Business

The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan

Similar to mission planning in special operations, there are myriad unknown factors that entrepreneurs must consider before they unleash a new product or service.
Jeff Boss