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Business Plans

Finance

5 Questions to Ask About Your Financial Model to Add Real Value To Your Startup

For maximum value with the least effort, focus on only the "what ifs" that are the highest priority in your mind for your own startup.
Marketing

Add This Dimension to a Traditional Business Analysis for a Fuller Marketing Plan

Typically, you look at strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from a product perspective. Here's what you should also be doing.
Business Plans

How to Use Your Business Plan as a Benchmark for Performance

Don't just file your business plan away in a drawer once you've launched. Instead, use it to keep tabs on how you're doing.
Project Grow

4 Reasons Why Nobody Can Write Your Business Plan Better Than You

Consultants and editors can polish your plan but only you can infuse it with the passion that drives your dream.
Business Plans

Update Your Business Plan to Renew Your Drive and Focus

See why giving this key document an occasional overhaul is a must-do exercise for every company owner.
Business Ideas

Stop Worrying About Everyone Stealing Your Idea

Just like shark attacks are extremely rare, so is getting your ideas stolen.
Project Grow

10 Tips for Creating a Winning Business Plan in PowerPoint

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

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Here's a simpler, less time intensive approach that offers more flexibility than the traditional business plan.
Starting a Business

10 Questions to Answer When Writing Your Mission Statement

Read this to see what your mission statement should address and how to put it all together.
Project Grow

6 Strategies for Presenting Your Business Plan

When you're ready to approach people with your finished business plan, these six strategies will help you achieve the results you want.
Project Grow

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
Starting a Business

3 Ways Launching a Startup Is as Tough as Playing for the NFL

You don't endure the same physical beating in business as in pro football but the demands to perform and the long odds of success are similar.
Project Grow

Expert Advice: 5 Questions That Create a Strong Management Section for Your Business Plan

A business plan pro reveals his best tips for developing a management section that shows readers exactly why your business will succeed.
Project Grow

Show Your Competitive Edge Without Knocking Your Rivals

Do more than down your rivals. This video shows you how to stand apart using your merits.
Project Grow

To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.