Business Plan Events and Why They Matter

(Note: I posted this earlier this week on the SBA Industry Word blog. It’s reposted here for your convenience.) What do you think of when you...

3 Basic Recipes to Improve Your Restaurant Without Breaking the Bank

Running a restaurant business is by no means an easy task. The food and beverage industry is not only rife with heavy competition, but...

How to Use a Checklist to Build an Innovative Startup

A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build...

22 Good Reasons to Write a Business Plan

Question: What are some of the main arguments for writing a business plan? Here are 20 good reasons to write a business plan. Please note,...

5 Small Business Pitfalls and How to Easily Avoid Them

If you are starting a business, you are likely to fail. While the exact percentage of businesses which fail within a few years can...

Top Entrepreneurial Industries

Entrepreneurs are typically the vanguard of change. They develop innovative products and services, create new ways of getting things done, and lead the post-industrial...

Is Your Brilliant Idea a Viable Business? 6 Ways to Find Out

Every great business started out as a great business idea. Maybe you have a thought or two about the kind of company you’d like...

3 Strategies for Making Money from Home

Making money online can seem like a “get rich scheme” to some and to others a seemingly unreachable goal. Today, we are going to...

Thinking of Opening a Restaurant? Map Out Your Vision

Opening a new restaurant is a peculiar mix of exciting and daunting. The industry is not exactly the birthplace of many get-rich-quick success stories:...

5 Signs a Potential Partner Could Hurt Your Business

Starting a business venture with a friend sounds like a great plan—what could go wrong? If they’ve been a loyal friend and a positive...

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