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Bailey Koharchick

I believe three key components power the world: Creativity, dedication and adaptation.

Recent Articles Published by Bailey Koharchick

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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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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 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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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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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 »

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Today For The First Time in 80 Years, You Can Ask Total Strangers to Invest in Your Business

As of September 23, 2013, American businesses can advertise that they are raising money, and it won't be considered a crime. Read more »

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How I Got My First Customer: I Networked From the Very Start

Mike and Alan both drove business to their websites by networking from the very beginning with experts in their industry. Read more »

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Starting a Nonprofit: Chapter 1 of The ‘RIDE Eugene’ Story

Drunk driving is a problem. But in the moment that it's most preventable—when an intoxicated person leaves a bar or restaurant to drive home in their car—there is no easy or obvious solution. That's where RIDE comes in. Read more »

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From a Recipe to a Restaurant: The Story of Ume Grill

Armed with some savings, a killer teriyaki steak recipe and a lot of determination, Helen and Rayton taught themselves how to open and run a hugely successful food cart in Eugene, Oregon. Read more »

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How I Got My First Customer: I Traded Free Work For Paid Work

Deb could have just offered her services for free to secure her first sale, but instead she bartered her way into a fully paid contract. Read more »

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Why Even Lean Startups Need a Business Plan

A good business plan accomplishes much more for a startup than just intriguing investors and lenders; a good business plan actually maps out the business, and guides its growth. Read more »

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How I Got My First Customer: I Created A Fake Customer

Christian Gainsbrugh made up customers with very specialized needs and began "working for them" to build his portfolio. Read more »

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Ever Wonder Why Startups Choose Such Weird Names?

It started in the 1990s with "Google" and "Yahoo" (which, if you didn't know, named themselves after a misspelling of the huge number "googol" and an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle", respectively). Read more »

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How I Got My First Customer: I Guerilla-Marketed My Way Onto TV

Greg Doring's sales were slow until he said yes to a last-minute request from a news reporter and things started to take off. Read more »

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Getting Funded On Kickstarter: The MIUSA Story

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a non-profit organization with an idea for a product. They know they have a good idea, but because they're a non-profit, they face all the usual difficulties of launching a new product plus the particular difficulty of launching a product they don't actually intend to sell. Read more »