Business Plans

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A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success

Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.

Five Critical Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer

Answering these questions periodically can help keep long-term goals in mind while you adjust your immediate steps and actions.

Five Rules for Bootstrapping Success

Follow these tips to get your dream business off the ground without seeking outside investors.

What Investors Really Think About Your Business Plan

At our Entrepreneur Magazine Roundtable, financial pros offer tough talk about the business plans of first-time entrepreneurs.

Charles Barkley Wants to Give Your Startup $25,000

The NBA Hall of Famer starts a contest to give an aspiring entrepreneur a financial lift.

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.

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