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Business Plans

Pitching Investors

6 Things Your Investors Are Thinking While Listening to Your Pitch

Prepare for your pitch with the mind of an investor. Being prepared for all their questions and concerns will help seal the deal.
Business Plans

7 Flaws in Your Business Plan You Need to Fix

Individually, these seven flaws won't destroy your business, but cumulatively . . . watch out.
Leadership

5 Business Lessons I Learned From Surfing

Like surfers wait for the right wave, business leaders wait for the right opportunities.
Starting a Business

7 Steps-to-Success for Clothing Industry Start-ups

Clothing line entrepreneurs should work toward a complete business plan as the business further develops
Business Ideas

Does Your Business Idea Solve a Problem? Does It Fit You Personally? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Committing.

Remember that roughly nine out of 10 businesses fail. What puts you into that remaining 10 percent?
Business Name

Your New Business Name Should Be Memorable, Spell-able and Available

Follow these five tips to settle on what is one of the most important aspect of a new company -- its name.
Execution

7 Ways to Keep Your Focus on Execution After the Idea

Are you sure your startup is moving beyond the idea stage to assure long-term business success?
The Grind

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.
Take It From The Pros

8 Big Business Tenets That Don't Work for Startups

Large companies with existing resources and qualified people have different rules than the little guys for innovative efforts.
Take It From The Pros

6 Things You Don't Realize Are Hurting Your Business

As an entrepreneur, be wary of these six unseen errors that can hurt -- or even ruin -- your company.
Product Development

3 Steps to Bring Your New Electronic Product to Market

Follow these tips to turn your concept of a brilliant new gadget into profit.
Sustainability

Sustainable Capitalism Is the Next Big Thing in Investing

Urgent global social needs and unprecedented advancements in technology have made sustainable capitalism a necessary development.
Pitching Investors

10 Answers That Will Make Your Startup Plan Worthy of Investment

Having all the answers when you pitch investors will lead them to ask only one question: ""How soon can I sign up?"
Financial Projections

Why Believing Your Own Projections Is Risky Business

A growing number of tech giants have missed targets and have re-evaluated projections. As a result, they've been forced to slow hiring or initiate massive layoffs.
Business Planning

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.