Bailey Koharchick

I believe three key components power the world: Creativity, dedication and adaptation. I work at the No.1 business planning company in the world. Follow Bailey on Google+.

Recent Articles Published by Bailey Koharchick

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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How to Keep Your Resolutions and Dominate in Business

With strategy, and a plan, I think I could keep my resolutions and accomplish a lot in 2014. This doesn't just apply to personal resolutions—think of your business, and all of the goals you want to set for it. You can reach those goals if you have strategies and a plan for implementing them. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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How to Pitch Your Business to Investors [WEBINAR]

Thanks to everyone who registered for our webinar! Caroline and David were thrilled. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to ask questions, feel free to post them below!   Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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The Top 4 Things Holiday Shoppers Want This Season

This season, more than ever, holiday shoppers are expecting some serious perks from businesses. So what's on their list of demands? Take a look, and check yourself twice. Read more »

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#TrackThis Episode 1: What Should You Be Tracking in Your Business?

Every business owner knows they need to look at sales and costs to help determine their success. But what else should you be tracking in your business? Read more »

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#TrackThis to Ask a Professional Accountant Your QuickBooks Questions

Are you stuck trying to organize your business’s finances? Are you having trouble using QuickBooks or making QuickBooks financial reports? Do you need a better handle on reading your balance sheet, or preparing your cash flow statement? Is bookkeeping taking up way too much of your time? The first-ever #TrackThis TweetChat, hosted by @Bplans and... Read more »

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3 Things to Consider When Creating Your Business Website

When Shauna Davis started Stepping Stone Wedding Rentals and Events, it seemed like a natural fit—her experience as a bridal consultant gave her direct access to her target market and after her own wedding in May, she had plenty of decor to share. The business took off quickly. She knew she needed to expand or... Read more »

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How to Build the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

Social media is like a long-term relationship—the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. Fortunately, it won’t nag you about leaving your laundry everywhere and clogging the drain (working on it, sweetie). It’s estimated that about 80 percent of companies are on Facebook, but the defining factor is how you’re... Read more »

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Help From High Places

Believe it or not, there are major corporations out there willing to advise you (for free) as you start your new business. Why? Because if you're successful, you're likely to be a loyal, lifetime customer. Read more »

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Don’t Wait Until Your Business Needs Cash to Look for Extra Funding

Did you know that 60 percent of businesses that fail are profitable when they go out of business? They just don’t have the cash flow to cover their expenses, and it forces them into closure. Part of the problem is that once your cash flow issues are apparent and affecting your business operations, it can... Read more »

Furloughed? We Want to Give You a Free LivePlan Account

Are you or someone you know a furloughed government worker? If so, we want to help you out. Read more »