Business Plans

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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.

Five Harmful Myths About Business Plans

Believing these lies could be hazardous to your business.

A Good Year for Business Planning

3 reasons businesses will benefit from better planning in 2010.

Sample Business Plans

Need a business plan but not sure where to start? Get inspired with our collection of free sample business plans, all in SBA-approved format and available in their entirety online.

Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide

This guide to writing a business plan will outline the most important parts and what should be included in an effective plan.

Business Planning for the Rest of Us

Having a plan is about managing your company, not explaining it.

Wow Investors With a Web-Savvy Business Plan

In a tight credit market, use expertise to stand out from the crowd.

6 Business Plan Fundamentals

A downturn is a good time to make sure you've got the fundamentals covered.

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are the traits that help home-based business owners thrive.

6 Components of a Bootstrap Business Plan

A business plan for a self-funded startup can be stripped down, but that makes it no less important.

A Case Study: Real-Life Business Planning

A planning meeting should set the foundation for real strategy, not set forth the strategy itself. Find out how one company made the most of its two-day session.

Measure Your Business Plan Results

No plan is ever right on, but having no plan is never right. Here's how to analyze the actual results compared to the plan.

4 Big Fat Business Plan Lies

Get past these 4 myths and learn what a business plan is at its simplest.

Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

The experts aren't so sure--but entrepreneurs like the founders of Roaring lion energy drink say it's a must. here's how to know if writing a business plan is for you.

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Get Back to Business Planning Fundamentals

In a recession, it's important to know what adjustments to make to your business plan. Here are three fundamentals to remember.

It's Time to Rethink the Business Plan Outline

Use these tips as a guide to help you make the most of your time when creating a business plan.

Use Your Leadership Style to Make Your Best Business Plan Yet

Find out what kind of a thinker--and business owner--you are by asking these strategic questions.

The Plan-as-You-Go Business Plan

This year, consider a new approach that could change how you plan--and manage--your business.

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