Business Planning

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Here's a Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read
Radicals & Visionaries

Here's a Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Before you do anything for the first time, read a book by somebody who has done it a lot of times.
Jeff Boss
Plan How to Take Your Product to Market, Not Just to Potential Investors.
Business Optimization

Plan How to Take Your Product to Market, Not Just to Potential Investors.

Too little planning is bad but, sometimes, so is too much investment money.
Ray Zinn
3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Setting Up Their Exit
Exit Strategies

3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make Setting Up Their Exit

Business owners commonly wait far too long to get the professional help needed to make the best of what they have built.
Ken Dunn
Get Real About Your Business and Avoid Reality-Show-Makeover Syndrome
Financial Management

Get Real About Your Business and Avoid Reality-Show-Makeover Syndrome

Work with a trusted advisor to develop a strategic forecast, and you won't need 15 minutes of fame to rescue your business.
Sabrina Parsons
11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million
Radicals & Visionaries

11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Change the way you think about money and success, and you're halfway there.
John Rampton
Is Planning Your Bugaboo? 5 Steps to Keep Your Startup on Track
Radicals & Visionaries

Is Planning Your Bugaboo? 5 Steps to Keep Your Startup on Track

Fire up that Excel spreadsheet, and get started breaking down tasks so you can actually complete them.
Doug and Polly White
Why Quarterly Planning Is Critical to Your Content Marketing Success
Marketing Bootcamp

Why Quarterly Planning Is Critical to Your Content Marketing Success

The key is not your team's ability to develop and stick to a long-term strategic content plan -- it's your ability to always be strategically planning content that works for your goals.
Kelsey Meyer
7 Flaws in Your Business Plan You Need to Fix
Business Optimization

7 Flaws in Your Business Plan You Need to Fix

Individually, these seven flaws won't destroy your business, but cumulatively . . . watch out.
Jayson DeMers
5 Tips for Continuous Strategic Planning
Business Optimization

5 Tips for Continuous Strategic Planning

Over time, your business plan will change. Here are a few tips to smartly and efficiently update your strategic plan and build team buy-in.
David Chait
Don't Overlook the Boring Details That Torpedo Flashy Startups
Business Optimization

Don't Overlook the Boring Details That Torpedo Flashy Startups

Don't let the glamour and allure of startup culture blind you to the practical prerequisite of a rock-solid business plan.
Daniel Wesley
5 Steps to Create a 1-Page Strategic Plan for Your Business
Business Optimization

5 Steps to Create a 1-Page Strategic Plan for Your Business

What, exactly, is your big hairy audacious goal? Yes, it's called a BHAG, and it's a real thing.
Zach Cutler
8 Steps to Achieving Your Loftiest Goals in 2016
Growth Strategies

8 Steps to Achieving Your Loftiest Goals in 2016

Evaluate what worked and what didn't in 2015, then make your plan to do more of what works in 2016.
Sherrie Campbell
Your Best Employee Is Your Weakest Link
Human Resources

Your Best Employee Is Your Weakest Link

If the slacker everybody has learned to work around quits, no problem. It's the person who always picks up the slack you can't afford to lose.
Dixie Gillaspie
5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It
Business Optimization

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Sucks and How You Can Change It

Most plans fail to achieve their objective and end up misrepresenting the business.
Tallat Mahmood