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Are You Prepared for That Cliff That Could Be Further Down the Road?
Business Planning

Are You Prepared for That Cliff That Could Be Further Down the Road?

Here are three things you should be doing right now to prepare for 2016.
Gene Marks
Living in an Entrepreneur's World: 7 Inspiring Lessons Learned From Madonna
Inspiration

Living in an Entrepreneur's World: 7 Inspiring Lessons Learned From Madonna

While her music industry success is apparent, what is less obvious, are the valuable lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Madonna.
Monica Zent
How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business
Startup Basics

How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.
Stephen Key
A Foolproof Method to Achieving Targets
The Grind

A Foolproof Method to Achieving Targets

By investing a small amount of time in planning, we can all guarantee success for ourselves and for our ideas.
Sarah Haselkorn
NFL Veteran-Turned-Entrepreneur Says Adaptability Is Key to a Winning Game Plan
NFL Players Inc.

NFL Veteran-Turned-Entrepreneur Says Adaptability Is Key to a Winning Game Plan

The average career of an NFL player lasts 3.3 years. Israel Idonije attributes his 11-year tenure to his ability to adapt.
Israel Idonije
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With Your Marketing Plan in Place, It's Time to Talk Tactics
Marketing Plans

With Your Marketing Plan in Place, It's Time to Talk Tactics

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.
Jim Joseph
Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for the 'Zombie-Like' Apocalypse
Business Planning

Entrepreneurs Should Be Prepared for the 'Zombie-Like' Apocalypse

We are surrounded by "zombies" every day. Get you and your business ready for it with these five tips.
Peter Gasca
5 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Truly Understand
Entrepreneur Mindset

5 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Truly Understand

Whether it ends in success or failure, pushing through the experience of starting a business will change your perspective for the better.
Jayson DeMers
Before You Put Pen to Paper on Your Marketing Plan, Set Strategic Goals
Marketing Plans

Before You Put Pen to Paper on Your Marketing Plan, Set Strategic Goals

As you determine how you will accomplish your goals, given the conclusions you have drawn, this is when the plan kicks into gear.
Jim Joseph
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