Business Plan Guide

5 Ways to Hack a Business Plan

Bullet points are your best friends, and other tips for not getting caught in the weeds of business-plan details.

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Here's the no-nonsense guide on how to write a business plan that will help you map success for your startup.

Carolyn Sun

Don't Make These 6 Business Plan Mistakes

Far more businesses fail than succeed. It all starts with the right plan.

Nina Zipkin

6 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan

Revise your business plan so it grows with your company and your goals.

Nina Zipkin

8 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan Right Now

Writing your business plan isn't a one-time event. Here's why it's critical to update it from time to time.

10 Tips for Creating a Winning Business Plan in PowerPoint

If you're presenting your business plan in PowerPoint format, read this first.

Pro Tips for Writing About Your Cash Flow in Your Business Plan

Get the lowdown on how to prepare the cash flow section of your business plan

First Steps: Writing the Financials Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the financials section for your business plan.

First Steps: Writing the Marketing Section of Your Business Plan

This quick guide offers tips that will help you create the marketing section for your business plan.

One Business Plan, Four Different Ways

Audience and setting is essential to writing an effective plan.

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.