I’m hoping to be able to do this more often in the future. I tend to put blog posts I like on Twitter, but I’m trying to keep track of them better, so I can also share them with readers of this blog. These are recent posts and columns, three of the five either my posts or quoting me, two others very interesting, that I wanted to share.

  1. “Why Plan Your Business? Look At This Data”
    I’m not big on research, but this data is compelling. It shows clearly that people who finished business plans were more likely to achieve related goals than those who didn’t.
  2. Seth’s Blog: “Goodbye to the office”
    I’m fascinated with tearing down physical location as part of the normal formula for accountability, but I do think it means a different kind of accountability–with planning, regular review and metrics–is necessary.
  3. “Business Plans for Bootstrappers”
    My monthly column here on Entrepreneur.com might be of interest to my Up and Running readers. It’s looking at business planning specifically for bootstrapping, instead of the mythological business plan for raising money or getting a loan.
  4. “How to Find Your Angel Investor’
    Also on Entrepreneur.com, Joanna Krotz does a great job of summarizing the standard ways people connect with angel investors for funding their startups.
  5. “Writing a Business Plan: 5 Things You Need to Know”
    Charlotte Jensen interviewed me for this post, and I think she did a great job. She says: “Think about it: Without constant course corrections and change, you end up driving in the wrong direction (and perhaps even over a cliff).” (This post is no longer available.)
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