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A Better Business Plan Can Lead to New Customers

These four steps can help get you on your way to enhancing and expanding your client base.

How Business Planning Leads to Better Management

Here are three steps to help get you planning better, and putting those plans in motion.

A Competition for Your Startup

The Start-Up, Boot-Up business plan competition promises $75,000 to one outstanding start-up.

Better Management: A Business Planning Test

Having a simple plan for internal management can be key to business success. Do you have one?

Let Your 'Story' Frame Your Business Plan

Don't think of it as a formal document but as a collection of your stories, combined with concrete goals.

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 4. Write Your Business Plan

In today's installment of our series to help you launch a new venture, you'll put your concept on paper.

How Can I Hire Someone to Help Write My Business Plan?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., responds to a reader seeking advice on finding a low-cost writer to help with a business plan.

A Great Business Plan Begins With Engaging the Customer

Entrepreneurs need to spend less time at their computer imagining their new business and more time with real, live customers.

Myth of the Business Plan

Writing one is largely a joke. Seriously.

An Introduction to Business Plans

Why is a business plan so vital to the health of your business? Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.

5 Easy Ways to Kick-start Your Business Planning

Don't know where to start with your plan? Here are some tips to get you going--today.

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