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Promises To Keep

We know, we know: Resolutions were made to be broken. But if you're serious about starting that business, here are 13 you shouldn't break.

This story appears in the December 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

A new year is just around the corner, and with it comes the promise of getting your new business off the ground. To open the door to a prosperous 1999, successful entrepreneurs and business experts offer these 13 start-up resolutions:

1. Craft a thoughtful business plan. Creating a business plan may seem like a daunting task when you're doing it for the first time and champing at the bit to get your business started. But the good news is, there's plenty of help available. And once you start, you'll find it's not as complicated as you thought.

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