Writing a Business Plan

Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How

An unprotected business plan, which is the first expression of your business’s IP and trade secrets, is an open invitation for theft by competitors.

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What’s the Best Business Proposal Format?

A business proposal can often make or break your chances of securing a new client. So, how do you write a business proposal, and what’s the proper format? We're here to help.

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Begin with the End in Mind: Include Your Exit Strategy in Your Business Plan

The best time to prepare for the sale of a business is from the beginning. Doing so requires keeping a pulse on your market and adjusting your business plan accordingly.

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How to Pitch, Plan, and Track Your Business with LivePlan [VIDEO]

Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software, explains how LivePlan can help you pitch, plan, and track your business.

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Episode 9: Lean Business Planning With Tim Berry | The Bcast

This week Peter and Jonathan talk to Tim Berry, founder of Palo Alto Software, about lean business planning, strategy, tactics, specifics, and the forecast.

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What to Include in Your Business Plan Appendix

The appendix of a business plan is usually the last section to appear in the business plan. Although not required, a well-structured appendix can go a long way toward convincing your reader you’ve got a great business idea, or indeed that you have thoroughly thought through your idea. The appendix of a business plan is the...

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How to Forecast Sales

First, allow me to deal with a very common problem: Business owners are often afraid to forecast sales. But, you shouldn’t be. Don’t think there is some magic right answer that you don’t know. Don’t think that it’s a matter of training you don’t have. It doesn’t take spreadsheet modeling, much less econometric modeling, to...

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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

We recently had Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder and business planning expert, present our Bplans audience with his latest advice on lean business planning. He is the known guru in business planning, particularly for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs, although he’s worked with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well. Lean business planning offers...

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