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When One Business Plan Isn't Enough

Tailoring your plan for different audiences can be as easy as emphasizing different points.

Nervous About Writing Your Business Plan?

If the thought of putting pen to paper makes your knees weak, know that your plan is less about perfect prose and more about the bottom line.

Putting Share Ownership in a Business Plan

Understanding the fundamentals of share ownership and the importance of including the details in your business plan.

Are You Keeping to Your Business Plan?

Learn from one entrepreneur's story of how not sticking to an important part of his startup plan landed him in a sticky situation.

Why You Need a Business Plan

Just because you think you know where you want to take your business, it doesn't mean you shouldn't put it down in writing.

Updating Your Business Plan

Our coach explains why constantly updating your business plan is the key to growing successfully.

Hiring Outside Help for Your Business Plan

The good, bad and ugly of hiring business-plan consultants

Should I Take My Business Plan Online?

Posting your plan online is easy and safe--as long as you know what to expect.

15 Reasons You Need a Business Plan

Whether you're just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, a well-thought-out business plan is the vehicle you need to get you there.

Business Plan Updating Checklist

Here are seven reasons to think about updating your plan. If one applies to you, it's time for an update.

SCORE's Top Business Planning Tips

Before you write or update your business plan, consult these tips.

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time.

Enlightening Extras for Business Plans

What exactly should you put in your business plan's appendices? Here are some ideas that'll enlighten your readers.

Crafting a Business Plan for Your e-Business

Need a customized blueprint for a successful online business? We'll show you how to write a business plan to fast-track your profits.

Writing the Franchise Business Plan

The 5 main elements every franchise business plan should have

The Numbers in Your Business Plan

Do words like "cash flow," "balance sheet" and "sales forecast" make you cringe? Our business plan coach walks you through the figures you need to make your business plan count.

A Simple Plan

It's a biz plan, not a doctoral thesis! Find out why an elaborate plan can weigh you down -- and how to keep it simple.

Conducting a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

One of the most critical sections of your business plan is your market analysis. Find out just what information you need to know about your potential customers.

Let Your Business Plan Tell Your Story

Find out why it's important for your business plan to tell exactly what your business is all about.

Business Plan Essentials

Learn about the elements that every successful business plan must contain.

Writing a Knockout Business Plan for Your Startup

With preparation, knowledge and these insider tips, you'll be able to create a business plan built for success.

Crafting a Simple Business Plan

Find out why a fully detailed, elaborate business plan may not be your best choice.

Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Steer clear of these 10 blunders when crafting your business plan.

Creating a Winning Startup Business Plan

Don't fear the business plan process. With preparation, knowledge and these insider tips, you'll be able to create a business plan built for success.

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