Managing a Business

Mommy Wars

Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons is quoted today in a story in USA today on Working Moms: Those who do work say they often must confront attitudes from co-workers who may question their decision to leave children in child care or with a nanny. That’s what happened to Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto...


Being Your Own Boss

The “being your own boss” myth still comes up a lot. I try to pop that bubble whenever I can. Sabrina Parsons says it today in her post at MommyCEO: The business is your boss. You live breathe, eat your business 24 hours a day. Your children know exactly what you do, and at a...


Have You Defined Success?

A good reminder on the bplans blog: as you get going in your startup, doing the thinking, and doing the planning, take a time out to establish your definition of success. Massive unmitigated wealth? An independent life style? Doing what you love and getting paid for it? There are many different measures. Do you care...


Startup Ideas: eLearning Technology

eLearning startups are appearing in new areas, generally beyond the most traditional.


Who are you really reaching with your message

I just posted on my personal blog, Mommy CEO, about marketing to women. There are some interesting questions that I bring up, and I wanted to cross post here at the Bplans.com blog. One of the biggest mistakes I see in business planning is people who think that “everyone” is their target market. For example:...


Grow and Expand – The Right Way!

Once a business is up and running, and things seem to be going well, people often wonder whether they should grow and expand their business. Anita Campbell has a good small post about Knowing When It’s Time To Expand, although she says “I wish there were a magic answer.  If there is one, I don’t...


Show Me the Money

Jeff Cornwall writes a blog post about collecting receivables, which makes me itch to post about planning for cash flow. I am afraid that I might sound like a broken record… but CASH IS KING. While you can certainly look into companies or tools that help you collect receivables to keep the cash flowing into...


Women, Business, and the Plan

Tim Berry writes in his blog about the fact that when Palo Alto Software surveys customers, we get results that indicate that more the 2 times the number of men than women buy Business Plan Pro. Why? And does this really mean that twice the number of men as women write business plans? I have...


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