News and Articles About Business Plans
The social sharing pinboard isn't just for recipes and animal photos, it can help you build a vision for your business.
For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
Starting a business is like a prizefight, you can project a path but the road is still full of surprise punches.
Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
If you're sailing your boat without a rudder, you're going to lose control when the water gets rough. A growing business needs a sound operations plan to survive.
Lean business planning doesn't mean no business planning. The formal written business plan has long been obsolete. A real business plan should grow organically, with regular review and revision.
Starting up is obviously a risk, which can make jumping right in scary. Here's how to minimize those risks to boost your entrepreneurial rewards.
When asking anyone to help fund your startup, you'll at least need a business plan first. Here's what it should include.
Sometimes the product itself is the marketing. In those rare cases, businesses can thrive without organized marketing.
Stick to these four proven principles to keep your business growing -- and successful.
For groundbreaking companies like Twitter and Pinterest, business plans take a backseat to growing traffic. Thanks to the excitement over the expected Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like the dot-com boom all over again.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2011 shares growth strategies that helped his startup succeed.
If you're serious about building a successful enterprise, you'll need a business plan. But don't let that stop you from starting.
If you're starting or running a business, you'll need to know this list of essential business planning words.
If you're thinking about writing a business plan, consider this list of common mistakes people make and expert advice for steering clear of them.
We need new vocabulary for business planning. Just don't call it a 'business plan.'
Figure out the metrics that drive your business and you'll zoom ahead of the competition.
Kris Appel launched and developed her medical device company using the cash and services she won in business plan competitions
Not a numbers person? Our columnist explains the fundamentals of financial projections that should go into your business plan.
Barkley's business-plan contest award to help one lucky business owner 'get into the game.'
Before you can map out a business plan, you have to make some basic decisions about the direction that you want your company to take.
Don't fall prey to analysis by paralysis. Writing a business plan isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you're agonizing over a written plan, your time might be better spent talking to potential customers.
Business plans don't have to be a lengthy ordeal. But you're more likely to get off to a good start if you think through critical questions about how you'll make money and run the show.
Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses.
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