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Noah Parsons

Before joining Palo Alto Software, Noah Parsons was an early Internet marketing and product expert in the Silicon Valley. He joined Yahoo! in 1996 as one of its first 101 employees and become Producer of the Yahoo! Employment property as part of the Yahoo! Classifieds team before leaving to serve as Director of Production at Epinions.com. He is a graduate of Princeton University. Noah devotes most of his free time to his three young sons. In the winter you'll find him giving them lessons on the ski slopes, and in summer they're usually involved in a variety of outdoor pursuits. Noah is currently the COO at Palo Alto Software, makers of the online business plan app LivePlan. You can follow Noah on Twitter.

Recent Articles Published by Noah Parsons

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8 Steps to Write a Useful Internal Business Plan

Learn how to write an internal business plan that you can use as an effective management tool to guide business growth. Read more »

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Business Plan Vs Strategic Plan Vs Operational Plan—Differences Explained

What's the difference between a business plan, strategic plan, and operational plan? Learn the value of each and how to use them together. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan in One Day [2022 Guide]

Yes, it is really possible to write a business plan in one day. Learn about the six steps you'll need to take to successfully write your plan. Read more »

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How to Write a Five-Year Business Plan [2022 Guide]

Learn why a traditional 5-year business plan is often a waste of time and how to use a Lean Plan to establish your long-term vision.  Read more »

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How to write a business plan in 7 steps: 2022 guide

Learn how to write a business plan, with our expert-driven step-by-step guide for 2022. Start writing your business plan today. Read more »

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How to Write an SBA Business Plan — SBA Template and Checklist

Planning to apply for an SBA loan? Here’s what you need to know about SBA business plans and how you can maximize your chances for approval. Read more »

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What Is a Business Model? Business Models Explained

One of the biggest steps in starting a business is determining how will you make money. That's where your business model comes in. Read more »

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The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck for 2022

An impressive pitch deck is key for acquiring funding. Use this detailed guide to figure out what slides to include to convince investors. Read more »

funding

How to Write a Convincing Business Plan for Investors

How do you write a business plan that connects with investors? What do investors want to see in your business plan? Read on to find out. Read more »

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21 Best Market Research Resources for Small Businesses

Are you starting a business? One of the first things you'll need to do is market research. Kickstart your research with these 21 resources. Read more »

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How to Do Market Research — 2022 Guide

Market research can give you the insights you need to better understand your customers. Here's how to do it in 4 steps. Read more »

managing

Product Demand Validation — How to Test Your Business Idea

Before you start your business, it’s essential that you make sure that customers are interested in buying your product. Here's how to do it. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan in Under an Hour

Does the idea of writing a business plan sound drawn-out and intimidating? Here's how to write a business plan in under an hour. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan for a SaaS Company

If you're diving into the competitive world of Software as a Service, you'll need a plan to do it. Here's how to write a SaaS business plan. Read more »

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How Positive and Negative Cash Flow Impact Your Business

The key to being able to read and use your cash flow forecast is understanding positive and negative cash flow. Here’s how it impacts your business. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan for a Service Business

Learn how to write a business plan for a service business - consulting, photography, maintenance, and repair, etc. Read more »

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How to Manage Cash Flow With an Accurate Cash Flow Forecast

Managing cash flow requires an accurate forecast you update based on actual conditions. Learn to create a dynamic forecast to manage your business better. Read more »

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How to Write an eCommerce Business Plan + Template

When starting an eCommerce business, it’s tempting to just set up your digital shop. But like any business in order to succeed you need a business plan. Read more »

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Fundamentals of Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes. Read more »

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How to Write a Food Truck Business Plan

Start your food truck the smart way and build a solid business plan. You’ll reduce your risk and make more money. Free template included. Read more »

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