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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.

Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

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

Crafting a Simple Business Plan

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

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.

When a Business Plan Fails

Not sure why your plan isn't getting you anywhere? Check out what you should and shouldn't do.

Updating Your Business Plan

There are many reasons why you should revisit your business plan.

Business Plan Risks

How to present your business risks without scaring away investors

Preparing for a Business Plan Presentation

Win over investors by knowing your business plan inside out.

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read today's selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand the components of your business plan.

Tips for Crafting a Great Business Plan

Need a business plan but your writing is less than award winning? Here are a few tips on how to create a masterpiece.

Why You Must Have a Business Plan

It's more than a tool for getting funding. Think of it as the road map to your business's future.

Getting In on the University Business Plan Competition Circuit

Entering a business plan contest could be your ticket to success. We've got the scoop on 21 popular competitions nationwide--read on to find the right one for you.

The Elements of a Successful Sales Business Plan

Want your sales to skyrocket? Then build a strategic and tactical sales plan that will launch you far past your sales expectations.

Creating a Business Plan That's You

Your business plan is your business plan--so make sure it doesn't read like a template.

Does It Pay to Hire a Business Plan Consultant?

Hiring a consultant shouldn't take the place of your own understanding of your business plan.

How to Write Your Mission Statement

Summing up your business's mission helps you focus on the steps you need to take to succeed. Here's how to create a mission statement that's uniquely yours.

Smart Tips for Writing Your Business Plan

8 ideas for creating a plan that'll help you successfully reach your business goals

Startup Success Tips From a Business Plan Winner

By tirelessly adjusting to market conditions and seeking peer feedback, Boston startup Way Systems Inc. avoided some of the hazards that can plague early-stage tech companies.

Growth Plan vs. Start-Up Business Plan

If you're looking for expansion capital, potential investors will want to see a growth plan. Here's how it differs from your business plan.

Why You Need a Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the success of your venture. So what are you waiting for?

Update Your Business Plan

There are many reasons why you should revisit your business plan.

The 30-Second Business Plan

Want to impress a potential investor quickly? Here's exactly what to say.

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