Category Archives: Business Plans

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Rob Warlow on Why You Don’t Want to Write a Business Plan

We’ve told you what you should put in your business plan and what you shouldn’t put in your business plan. However, we haven’t mentioned one very important thing yet – why you might not want to write a business plan. … Continue reading

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Tim Berry on How to Use a Business Plan to Increase Sales

You need more sales. I don’t care what your business is or how well it’s doing; you need more sales. But how to get them? Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software and author of several books on business plans, … Continue reading

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Ron Place on Your Business Plan’s Statement of Purpose

So, you have your numbers, your research, everything you need to write your business plan. Now, how are you going to use your business plan? This excellent post at Business Plan Local discusses one part of your business plan that … Continue reading

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Dr. Steven Gedeon on Big Useless Numbers

In this excellent short video, Dr. Seven Gedeon, PhD, MBA at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management addresses a common problem in business plans – what he calls “big useless numbers”: … People want to understand your go-to-market strategy. What they … Continue reading

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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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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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