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How to Use Your Business Plan as a Benchmark for Performance
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How to Use Your Business Plan as a Benchmark for Performance

Don't just file your business plan away in a drawer once you've launched. Instead, use it to keep tabs on how you're doing.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
10 Tips for Creating a Winning Business Plan in PowerPoint
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10 Tips for Creating a Winning Business Plan in PowerPoint

If you're presenting your business plan in PowerPoint format, read this first.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
10 Questions to Answer When Writing Your Mission Statement
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10 Questions to Answer When Writing Your Mission Statement

Read this to see what your mission statement should address and how to put it all together.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
6 Strategies for Presenting Your Business Plan
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6 Strategies for Presenting Your Business Plan

When you're ready to approach people with your finished business plan, these six strategies will help you achieve the results you want.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals
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Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals

Do more than down your rivals. This video shows you how to stand apart using your merits.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.
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What Makes You Better? Business Plans and Highlighting Strengths.

As you examine your industry and competitors, identify your competitive edge.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan
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How to Identify Your Competitive Strengths for Your Business Plan

If you don't know what gives your new business an edge in the marketplace, here's how to figure out your unique strengths and tell others about them.
Entrepreneur Staff
The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Business Plan

These instructions will help you craft the best business plan possible, one section at a time.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.
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Struggling to Define Your Business Goals? Ask Yourself These Questions.

Comfort food may have launched McDonald's, but strategic planning turned it into a multinational corporation.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)
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How to Excite Readers With Your Business Plan's Product Section. (Yes, Seriously.)

Product descriptions can be as dry as toast--or as exciting as a roller coaster ride. Here's how to craft one that keeps people reading.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan
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Risky Business: 6 Potential Pitfalls of Writing a Business Plan

There is a downside to putting your business plan on paper. Learn the risks and learn how to protect your interests.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
What to Include in Your Business Plan
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What to Include in Your Business Plan

Here's what your business plan should contain, how long it should be and what it should look like.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 4 Types of Business Plans
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The 4 Types of Business Plans

Learn which of these four business plan formats best fits your needs.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Writing a Business Plan

How to write a business plan will largely depend on an entrepreneur's goals. Between starting a company, raising investment funds and landing a bank loan, business owners will want to play up different aspects of their business. If the goal is to raise investment funds, including a solid market analysis and financial projections might be key

Business plans tend to be 20 to 30 pages in length, and they'll often include elements like a table of contents, an executive summary, a competitive assessment and a backgrounder on the founding team. Plans may be hammered out online or through different software programs. 

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