Entrepreneur, Business Planner and Angel Investor
We're people, we don't know the future, so we are always guessing. But we're not just guessing. We're developing sets of assumptions.
When should you pivot? And how can you tell when it's better to stand still?
Are drive, passion and smarts enough to impress investors?
Incompatible goals can lead to business hell. Here are the issues to think through ahead of time.
Do an honest self-assessment and answer these four critical questions first.
As the pace of business shifts quickens, forecasting can become even more vital.
Begin with a lean document that can guide your company's efforts internally. Add to it later on if investors or bankers need more details.
Do advance planning to avoid a crash course in the lesson you don't want to learn the hard way.
If those you've approached for money say no, try to figure out why. Maybe it will lead to some good news.
Presentations are changing, becoming more visual, but the pictures can't do all the talking. Early sales figures speak strongly to investors.
America's Small Business Heroes
Make yours meaningful by defining goals and specific strategies for customers, the enterprise and owners. Or skip one if there's no business purpose for it.
Our expert explains how pluses and minuses of formal business training.
Business Moving Forward
These factors are important to consider and forecast before you launch your business.
Starting a Business
If you think you can just hire someone else to do the dirty work of writing your business plan, think again.
Run a Better Business
If you think creating a business plan is not for you, think again. Here are ten ways your business plan can help you be a better entrepreneur.
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