Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Why Should You Waste Your Time Writing a Business Plan?”

Dr. Steven Gedeon, PhD, MBA, venture capitalist and entrepreneur, cuts right to the chase in this video from StartMeUp Ryerson: “Why should you waste your time writing a business plan?” It’s an excellent question, since you’ll need six months to a … Continue reading

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Tim Berry’s 3 Tips for Dealing with Uncertainty in Your Business Plan

Let’s face it, you won’t be able to predict the future when you write a business plan with perfect accuracy, especially those all-important sales figures. That goes double if you’re writing a business plan for a new business. That much … Continue reading

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Inc. Magazine’s 10 Biggest Business Plan Mistakes

John W. Taylor and Inc. Magazine We’ve told you what you should do when writing a business plan. Just as important, though, is knowing what you shouldn’t do. Inc. magazine picked the brain of consultant Akira Hirai and produced a slide … Continue reading

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Assad Hamzeh on How Your Business Plan Can Help You Pitch to Investors

Assad Hamzeh is the founder and CEO of Sharakeh, a Jordanian company that connects companies to investors. He’s seen plenty of entrepreneurs pitch their ideas. Unfortunately, he’s also seen plenty of those pitches fail to gain any funding. One of … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur’s Business Plan Primer for Newbies

So, you still don’t know what a business plan is or if you need one, huh? What you need is a good business plan primer. Lucky for you, we recently ran across one. Entrepreneur.com‘s “An Introduction to Business Plans” has short-but-sweet … Continue reading

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Annemarie Cross on 7 Self-Beliefs That Can Sabotage Your Success

So your business plan is hot off the press and in your hands. You’re ready to do business! Or are you? According to business coach Annemarie Cross, there’s one more thing that you must consider and address: yourself. She’s identified … Continue reading

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Why Should Sierra Investment Group Inc. Carson City Nevada Write Your Grant Proposal?

Why should Sierra Investment Group Inc. Carson City Nevada write your grant proposal? Well, ask yourself these questions: Do you know how to read your funder’s Request for Proposal (RFP)? Can you do all the research required to write your proposal and … Continue reading

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Rob Warlow’s Four Steps to Make a Business Plan More Attractive to Banks

Remember, you’re not just writing your business plan for yourself! You’re also writing your business plan to attract funding. Banker and author Rob Warlow has a four-step framework that can help you write a business plan that’ll be more attractive … Continue reading

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So What Is Sierra Investment Group, Inc.?

Sierra Investment Group Inc. Carson City Nevada is a a small business funding source and small business plan writing service based in Carson City, NV. We have over 10 years experience in the small business development arena, and our business plans … Continue reading

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Sierra Investment Group, Inc. Can Help Your Organization Become a Non-Profit

Sierra Investment Group Inc. Carson City Nevada doesn’t just write business plans. We can also help you prepare and file your organization’s status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. What does becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization do for you? Your organization pays less taxes. … Continue reading

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