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Business Plans

Tax Center

Revealing the Secret Strategy of Self-Directing Your Retirement Funds

Don't feel trapped into investing your IRA or other retirement plan into one of the menu options you get from your account custodian. There are other choices.
Investors

7 Keys to a Compelling Executive Summary That Wins Over Investors

Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan. Your two-page document should include these fields.
Starting a Business

How to Find Your Inventory Sweet Spot

You are what you sell, so we'll help you learn to match the needs and wants of your customers to the right goods and prices.
worth-knowing

Creating a Road Map to Business Success

Plan carefully for business success -- from your first idea to the moment you open your doors.
Starting a Business

6 Policies Your Retail Business Needs to Succeed

It's details like these that can make you a success or doom you to failure.
Project Grow

Use These 3 Analysis Tools to Prepare a Killer Business Plan

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be agonizing -- there can be some fun in doing it.
Starting a Business

How to Find the Right Location for Your Store

Location is key to a successful retail operation. Get the facts on how to decide where to base your business.
Elevator Pitch

6 Reasons Why Your Elevator Pitch Isn't Working

You've only got about 30 seconds to land a great first impression, and your elevator pitch is the best tool to get the job done.
Project Grow

Don't Make These 6 Business Plan Mistakes

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

6 Reasons to Update Your Business Plan

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

5 Ways to Simplify Your Business Plan and Almost Anything Else

Smart people can understand something that is complicated but brilliant people can make it simple.
Business Plans

Does Your Business Plan Answer These 6 Questions?

Answering a few key questions can make business plan writing a little easier.
Revenue

Why Startups Should Consider 'The Bakery Model' When Starting Out

This strategy focuses more on generating revenue from the get-go, rather than relying on capital from outside investors.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Pincers for Crushing Your Competition

A Chicago packaging company shows how commitment to its employees and customers has fueled astronomical growth.