Business Plans The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Business Plans en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT 7 Key Steps Toward Starting Your Own Business It’s easy to become overwhelmed in the early stages of launching a company. Try these steps to guide you along the way. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT Sujan Patel 5 Tips for Building Adaptivity Into Your Business Model No startup business plan is so good that it anticipates every twist and change in the market and customer demand. To thrive, anticipate the unknown. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:30:00 GMT Jan Verleur 7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:00:00 GMT Adam Toren 5 Easy Tweaks You Can Make to Consistently Land New Customers People visit your website looking for what you offer. Making them feel welcome is step one to earning loyal new customers. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT Kimanzi Constable The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters Some advice for franchisees on how to decide whether a trip to your franchise's home turf makes sense. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT Joel Libava 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 Tim Berry The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business Sure, you're idea is unique but how businesses survive, or don't, is the same for everybody. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT Robert Tuchman Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Eric Schiffer How to Build a Business in Just 10 Days Get a thriving company off the ground with this plan. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Nina Zipkin How a Family-Owned Firm Can Beat the Odds and Pivot Use a leadership change as a catalyst for a shift in the business model to keep up with trends. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Sabrina Parsons 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 Tim Berry How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC The are six factors that investors will focus on when evaluating your business. Know them by heart. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT Steve Tobak 3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July With summer in full swing and the start of the third quarter, it's time to take an honest look at your progress. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Matthew Toren What a Teen's Summer Job Can Teach Us About Good Business Practices Lessons come from everywhere -- even that kid selling ice cream from a boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT Jonathan Long Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements Before you launch your company, create a document that will serve as its foundation. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT David Ciccarelli Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:00:00 GMT Richard Branson 5 Steps for Creating a Long-Term Plan for Your Startup Having a clear vision of your company’s long-term trajectory is essential to ensuring its success. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT Georgia Travers Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec on Great Business Pitches and Why Sales Reps Need to Be Chameleons The serial entrepreneur and investor explains how company plans should be framed around customer needs -- and his sartorial choices. Thu, 29 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT Robert Herjavec Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future. New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both. Wed, 28 May 2014 22:30:00 GMT Peter S. Cohan The 4 Pitfalls Small Businesses Face Launching and running a company is no walk in the park. Be aware of these challenges before you jump into starting a business. Fri, 16 May 2014 17:15:00 GMT JT Ripton