Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights.

Kateri Kosta

Managing Editor

Kateri is the managing editor of Bplans and the LivePlan blog. She is fascinated by the intersection of words (and the humans that use them) and tech and startup culture.

Recent Articles Published by Kateri Kosta

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Crowdspring’s Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights and advice, based on their collective decades in business.  Read more »

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Clothing Retail Sample Business Plan

A retail clothing sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another shop structured their business plan. Download this free business plan example. Read more »

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Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

A hair and beauty salon sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another salon structured their business plan. Download a free business plan example from Bplans. Read more »

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Fast Food Restaurant Sample Business Plan

Looking for a free, downloadable restaurant sample business plan? This particular plan is for a fast food restaurant, but keep in mind that an exact match isn't necessary. Read more »

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8 Reasons Having a Business Plan Is Important for Small Businesses

The importance of having a business plan and reviewing it regularly goes far beyond simple planning and goal-setting. The key is to just get started. It’s really not as hard as you might think! It doesn’t have to be a formal business plan that’s 200 pages long—or even 20—and you don’t need to spend months on it.  Read more »

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4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Are you ready to start your business this year? Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go. Read more »

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Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

This 2018, take some time out to refresh, recharge, and get inspired by these great reads recommended by the team at Palo Alto Software. Read more »

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How to Keep Your Startup Safe From Cyber Attacks

With online security breaches becoming more frequent, it's important to make sure your business is protected. Here's what the experts say to look out for. Read more »

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Measure Like Tesla: A Fresh Take on Stale Business Metrics

Are you measuring your chances for success against outdated business metrics? Here's what entrepreneurs can learn about growth potential from Tesla. Read more »

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Should You Launch a Business in 2017? A Look at Economic Trends

Is 2017 the right time to start a business? If you're planning on starting a business this year, here's what the current economic trends indicate. Read more »

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How Founders Can Become Better Leaders

You may have a great business idea, but are you ready to be a great leader? Here's how you can improve your leadership skills, and run your startup better. Read more »

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Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights.