Starting a Business

5 Deadly Startup Mistakes

The following article from CNN Money highlights 5 mistakes often made by small business start-ups.  While all 5 points are valid, of particular interest is #5: Loosing Focus. “Every business should have a vision of what they will be when they grow up. And the more focused the vision, the greater the chances that the...

By Noah Parsons |

Is Business Ownership Right For You?

Tim Berry recently spoke with Scott Brown about starting a business, why you should and shouldn’t, and why you need a business plan. Listen to the interview here or download for listening later. Download the interview (30mb MP3 file)

By Noah Parsons |

More borrowing

I guess it’s a day to talk about borrowing. Here’s another startup that’s formalizing the marketplace for person-to-person borrowing and lending. If you need funds to get your business going, this could be a place to look. Link: Prosper

By Noah Parsons |

Borrowing money to get started

Not everyone starting a business get’s VC money. Infact, very few do. For the rest of us, borrowing money from the bank or friends and family is how we start our businesses. A new company on the block helps borrowers and lenders formalize that relationship:LoanBack In some ways, it’s very similar to Circle Lending which...

By Noah Parsons |

The Art of Bootstrapping

Here’s a must-read post from Guy Kawasaki on The Art of Bootstrapping. If you’re starting a business, read this. Actually, if you’re starting a business, you should be reading Guy’s blog. Period.

By Noah Parsons |

An Entrepreneur’s Story

StartupJournal.com has a story today that is a first hand account of an entrepreneur and how he created and uses his business plan. What this entrepreneur does and what many fail to do is revisit the plan on a monthly basis to keep his business on track. All businesses should do this. The only thing...

By Noah Parsons |

Start-up Costs Table

I’m working on a tool for understanding how the standard start-up table breaks down into money raised and money spent, with money raised less money spent determining the opening balance. That’s posted at my site at timberry.com as bpwstartup.swf. It’s a small file, less than 150K, so it should load quickly. It uses the Flash...

By Tim Berry |

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