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...

By Tim Berry |

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...

By Tim Berry |

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...

By Sabrina Parsons |

Work/Life Balance- the ever pressing dilemma

I just wrote a post on MommyCEO, my personal blog, that discusses work, life and whether we can force work to accommodate life and still have successful companies and successful careers. Check it out! And also read Penelope Trunk’s blog post about MBAs and women. Sabrina Mommy CEO

By Sabrina Parsons |

What does Success Mean?

This morning I read two different blog posts about defining success. One was on’s Great Entrepreneurial Minds written by a woman who had just attended the Inc 500 conference in Chicago. She was surprised to find out that in a group of fellow successful entrepreneurs, none of them thought they had “made it” yet....

By Sabrina Parsons |

But mommy, the cupcake was so good!

I had an interesting interaction with my 3-year old over the weekend that reminded me that most of us are faced with whether to be naughty or nice throughout our entire lives. Sometimes its just worth being naughty — even considering the consequences. Sunday my youngest turned 1, and we had a birthday party for...

By Sabrina Parsons |

Business Building as Escaping Boredom?

This seems like a particularly interesting comment posted Friday in the Huffington Post by a 20-year-old college student: Boring internships may be turning students off from entering the regular rat race. Instead, many students are looking to starting their own businesses. Our business idols are the founders of Napster and Google. We, perhaps unrealistically, want...

By Tim Berry |

Boustrophedon – Left to right — right to left, like plowing with an ox

So you’re worried about someone reading your business plan and stealing evig uoy fi nalp ruoy kcip-tin lliw sCV esoht kniht uoy oD  ?he ,aedi ruoy them too much detail?  Maybe the info of your business is so super-secret dna ,flesruoy ,uoy tub enoyna ot nwonk emoceb ot ti tnaw t’nod uoy taht id.  Or...

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