Writing a Business Plan

6 Business Idea Validation Tactics to Improve Your Business Planning

The fate of your business depends on how well (or poorly) you validate your business idea. Fail to validate it properly, and you run the risk of business failure.

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The Difference Between Cash and Profits

Never forget: Profits are not cash. Brush up on the crucial difference between cash and profits with this guide by Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry.

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What You Really Need to Know About Cash Flow

Cash is the single most important resource in any business—and also one that is frequently misunderstood. Here's what you really need to know about cash flow.

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Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

Deciding when the time is right to start a business is a huge challenge. How do you know when to take the plunge? Should you go all in, all at once—or take it more slowly? Here's how to decide.

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

If you're seeking funding for your restaurant, you'll need a formal business plan. However, if it's your first time writing a restaurant business plan, it's easy to make mistakes—so here are the pitfalls to avoid.

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The History of Lean Planning

The traditional business plan simply didn't fit the needs of modern, fast-moving companies. It was time to bring a scientific approach to business planning—and so Lean Planning was born.

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Market Research: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

While vital, conducting market research can feel like a huge undertaking. So, here are our favorite resources to help make the process easier—and less intimidating!

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Lean Planning: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

Don't get overwhelmed by an unnecessarily long, complicated business plan. A Lean Plan is faster, flexible, and will remain relevant throughout the life of your business. Here are our essential Lean Planning resources.

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