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Tim Berry

Tim Berry

Guest Writer / 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.

Starting a Business

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.
Project Grow

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Project Grow

Five Steps to Create a Marketing Plan

How business owners can put together a detailed marketing guide for business growth.
Inspiring Your Team

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.
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.
Starting a Business

Seven Cringe-Worthy Business-Plan Mistakes

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