How to Write a Growth-Centric Business Plan for Your Small Business

With the growing acceptance of “lean startups,” the “done is better than perfect” mentality, and accelerated launch approaches like those proposed by Startup Weekend, it’s...

How to Reduce Startup Risk Using Existing Technology

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky...

Buying a Mobile Food Business: 10 Things to Consider

Food trucks and carts have come a long way since the days of greasy ‘roach coaches’. People generally have more refined tastes and higher...

Lean Business Plan: Form Follows Function

Your lean business plan is no more than what you need to run your business. In the beginning, it might be as simple as an...

5 Tips for Launching Your Freelance Writing Business the Right Way

After a car accident and two surgeries—which occurred during my struggles to secure a full-time job—the thought of starting a business began to reverberate...

Which Comes First: Plan or Pitch?

It’s not exactly the same as the chicken or the egg, but it has some similarities. I get this question a lot lately, so I decided...

I Have a Business Plan: Now What?

Whether you’re a brand new startup, or have been trading for a while now, it’s important to have a business plan. Many businesses seem...

Exiting Your Business is a Process, Not a Mystery

Nora Chapman’s story was typical of most business owners who have made the tough decision to leave their companies. At age 54, she was...

Why You Should Use 3D Printing for Your First Prototype

Even for smart entrepreneurs with a great new product idea, an extensive business background, and a spot-on sales pitch, the manufacturing process can be...

Revising the Root Canal Theory of Business Planning

For years I’ve lived with my own “root canal theory of business planning.” Do the Google search for that phrase and you’ll see that my previous...

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