Business Plans

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business Now for the Next Major Disruption

Don't be caught off-guard … again. Plan for the future now before it's too late.

Scott Newbert

How to Use Your Business Plan to Get Investors Excited About Your Startup

If you want to get prospective investors excited about your company, here are some business plan basics you should try, and what you should avoid.

John Boitnott

5 Ways Cutting Corners Hurts Your Franchise Business

Underestimating costs is just one of the ways you create risk for your franchise.

How to Prepare and Write the Perfect Business Plan for Your Company

Here's how to write a business plan that will formalize your company's goals and optimize your organization.

How to Start a Consulting Business: Your One Page Business Plan

Learn the three critical components of your business plan and download a template to get started

Terry Rice

All of the Best Franchise Investments Start With These 10 Essential Steps

If you want your franchise investment to be successful, be sure to address these 10 concerns before you purchase.

Manish Vakil

How Being an Outsider Helps You Disrupt Industries

Sometimes you're better off outside the inner circle.

Maria Brito

Why Your Business Plan's First Draft Is Terrible

Revisions are where the magic happens. Here's how.

5 Reasons to Double Down and Draft a Business Plan, Plus Tips for How to Do It

There are plenty of good and necessary reasons for savvy entrepreneurs to invest time and energy to write a memorable business plan. Here are my top five.

Tom Walker

How to Build Your 2021 Business Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty

Some business owners are building expansion strategies for 2021, while others simply want stability in the face of so much uncertainty.

John Boitnott