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Writing a Business Plan

Relationship Building

Put Building Strategic Relationships at the Heart of Your Business Plan for 2015

The best way to make friends with the people who can help you is to think about how you can help them.
Business Plans

What to Include in Your Business Plan

Here's what your business plan should contain, how long it should be and what it should look like.
Business Plans

The 4 Types of Business Plans

Learn which of these four business plan formats best fits your needs.
Starting a Business

Do You Need to Write a Formal Business Plan?

There is one big factor that determines whether you should put the time and effort into crafting a plan.
Business Plans

5 Reasons to Write a Business Plan

There are any number of reasons why you need to create a business plan, including starting a business, seeking funding and more.
Business Plans

The 5 Things You Need to Land Venture Capital

Find out what VCs look for before investing in a new company.
Business Plans

Everything You Need to Know About Attracting Venture Capitalists

A primer on the types of financing venture capitalists provide and what they look for in a company.
Starting a Business

The Navy SEAL's 10-Step Approach for Creating the Ultimate Business Plan

Similar to mission planning in special operations, there are myriad unknown factors that entrepreneurs must consider before they unleash a new product or service.
Business Plans

How to Find an Angel Investor

Angel investors used to be hard to find, but that's no longer true.
Branding

Why Your Brand Is More Important Than Your Product

Kevin Roberts, global CEO of the advertising powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi, says focusing on your product first is an outdated way of thinking.
Business Plans

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Business Plans

Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
Business Plans

How to Create a Business Plan Investors Will Love

Here are some strategies you can use to create a strong business plan that will translate into funding.
Business Plans

How to Find the Purpose of Your Business Plan

Deciding how you intend to use your business plan is an important part of preparing to write it.