Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year!

Starting a Business

Celebrate National Write a Business Plan Month in December

Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year!

By Kateri Kosta |

Franchising: 7 things you may not know

Here are just seven things you might not know about the franchising world; from the brands that are currently sitting at the top, to the experience an entrepreneur will need to run one of these businesses.

By Cian Murray |

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. 

By Kateri Kosta |

Guide: How to Start a Successful Photography Business

As camera gear has become more affordable and consumer-friendly, and almost every smartphone now features a great camera, everyone’s a photographer. But, that doesn’t mean you should toss your dreams of owning a photography business aside. It just means you may have to work a little harder to set yourself apart from the flock of amateur shooters. To help you find your photography foothold, we asked three professional photographers who started their own businesses to share their tips for success.

By Lisa Furgison |

How to Pick the Right Attorney for Your Startup

Picking the right attorney in your startup is as important as picking the right business partner. You can’t underestimate the importance of selecting an attorney who “gets” your business model, your market opportunity, and most importantly, your fundraising and exit strategy.

By Caroline Cummings |

4 Essential Hires If You’re Starting a Business in 2020

If you're getting ready to start your business, it's a good time to start planning for the 4 essential hires that bring the expertise to help you grow.

By Andrew Deen |

How to Become a Travel Agent: Starting Your Business

If you love travel and enjoy the planning process, you might consider becoming a travel agent and starting a travel agency.

By Briana Morgaine |

How to Form a Corporation

Starting a business and wondering how to form a corporation? If you’ve decided to incorporate as a C corp, S corp, or B corp, here's what to do.

By Peter Thorsson |

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Did you know that December is National Write a Business Plan Month? It’s not too late to cross writing your business plan off your list before the new year!