Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dave Thomas on Reviewing Your Business Plan for 2012

A new year means a new start, not to mention an excuse to review your business plan. We recommend periodic reviews of your business plan because they can tell you whether you need to update your plan to reflect changes … Continue reading

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Meredith Bell on Using Victory Logs to Build Self-Esteem

You should never turn off your self-critic, but there are times when you need to turn its volume down. According to business coach Meredith Bell’s blog Your Voice of Encouragement, too much self-criticim can kill your self-esteem. If you’re like … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur’s Free (or Almost Free) Business Tools for 2012

You want to start a business, and money’s tight. You need all the help you can get, but more importantly you need it cheap. If that sounds like you, then you need to check out this article by Entrepreneur‘s Catherine … Continue reading

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Rob Place on What You Need to Do BEFORE You Write Your Business Plan

We’ve given you a lot of advice on what to do and what not to do when writing your business plan. However, we really haven’t touched on what you should do before you write your business plan. According to Rob … Continue reading

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Tim Berry on the Type of Business Plan YOU Need

People often  ask Tim Berry, author and founder of Palo Alto Software, what type of business plan they need.  “It comes up a lot and it’s hard to answer specifically,” he says in this video, “but I kind of like asking … Continue reading

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Michael Hess on 5 Ways Your Business Plan Can Turn and Bite You

Michael Hess, CEO of Skooba Design, has some excellent advice in this CBS News Money Watch article for all you entrepreneurs out there: “Challenge everything about your (business) plan, then challenge it again. Making unrealistic assumptions and/or kidding yourself – … Continue reading

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Dr. Steven Gedeon on Business Plan Writing

Dr. Steven Gedeon, PhD, MBA at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management has seen both sides of the entrepreneurship game, as an entrepreneur and as a venture capitalist. He brings insights from both worlds to this excellent video interview on business plan … Continue reading

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Tim Berry’s 10 Tips for Reviewing Your Business Plan

So, you have a business plan and your business is up and running. Now you have to find out if your business is staying true to your business plan… or if your business plan needs updating. How do you do … Continue reading

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Dave Lavinsky on Making Your Business Plan More Attractive to Investors

A business plan doesn’t guarantee that you’ll convince investors to take a chance on your company. According to David Lavinsky, president and co-founder of consulting and funding firm Growthink: … The mindset of most entrepreneurs when completing their business plan is … Continue reading

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Rob Warlow on the Importance of Proofreading

You should always let someone else – not you, someone else – proofread what you write. After all, says banker and author Rob Warlow, you want to catch those spelling and grammatical errors before you submit your plan to an … Continue reading

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