Tim Berry

Tim Berry

Entrepreneur, Business Planner and Angel Investor
Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software. He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.
Three Financial Guesstimates Every Business Plan Needs
Business Optimization

Three Financial Guesstimates Every Business Plan Needs

Not a numbers person? Our columnist explains the fundamentals of financial projections that should go into your business plan.
Three Questions to Answer Before You Write a Business Plan
Business Optimization

Three Questions to Answer Before You Write a Business Plan

Before you can map out a business plan, you have to make some basic decisions about the direction that you want your company to take.
How to Estimate Startup Costs
Business Optimization

How to Estimate Startup Costs

Get an idea of how much money you'll need by creating three quick lists and making a few educated guesses.
Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan
Marketing Bootcamp

Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan

How business owners can put together a detailed marketing guide for business growth.
Five Critical Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer
Business Optimization

Five Critical Questions Your Business Plan Should Answer

Answering these questions periodically can help keep long-term goals in mind while you adjust your immediate steps and actions.

How Should I Value My Business?

How Do I Price My Product?
Finance

How Do I Price My Product?

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., on how a first-time business owner should price a product.
Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes
Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

Follow these tips to dodge some of the most common planning pitfalls.