Andrea Vedder

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Recent Articles Published by Andrea Vedder


How 5 Million Small Businesses Make and Save Money

Intuit, the makers of the accounting software QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, recently pulled from their customer base of nearly 5 million entrepreneurs and the download activity in the Inuit App Center to figure out how small business owners are managing their companies and staying productive. What tools are they using, and what choices are they... Read more »


REJECTED: 5 Reasons You Won’t Get Financed

Access to capital is vital for any entrepreneur's success, but many entrepreneurs' applications for financing are rejected. Why? Probably for one of these five reasons. Read more »


The Best Businesses to Start in 2014

Of course, it's essential to choose a business that's a good fit for your unique skills and interests, but there is something to be said for starting a business in the right place at the right time. Read more »


The Best Small Business Tools of 2013

Here at Palo Alto Software, we spend all day every day building software and writing advice for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Some of us on staff are entrepreneurs ourselves. Read more »


How to Choose a Franchise That’s Right For You [VIDEO]

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that's right for you. Here's how. Read more »


Considering Buying a Franchise? Watch This First

If you are thinking about opening a franchise, be sure to watch our Google Hangout on "How to Choose a Franchise That's Right For You" first. Read more »

Black Friday Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Announcing Palo Alto Software’s second-annual Black Friday sale on LivePlan, the award-winning tool for planning, tracking, and managing your business from anywhere at anytime. Between Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. PST and Monday, Dec. 2, at midnight PST, you can buy access to an entire year of LivePlan for just $99. That’s 60 percent... Read more »


SWOT Analysis Template Download [FREE]

The Bplans SWOT analysis template is all you need to get started developing smart strategies for your business. Read more »


How to Pitch Your Business to Angel Investors [FREE WEBINAR]

Join Caroline Cummings and David Rose on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 am PST, for a free webinar on how to pitch your business to investors. Read more »


What Will Holiday Shoppers Spend in 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The National Retail Federation just released its annual holiday spending forecast, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The bad news is that the consumers surveyed by the NRF expect to spend about 2 percent ($14) less this year on holiday gifts, greeting cards, decorations, flowers, and food than they did in 2012. The... Read more »