Writing a Business Plan

SWOT analysis: identifying weaknesses

SWOT Analysis Step 2: How to Identify Weaknesses

Use a SWOT matrix framework and list of key questions to complete the second step of a SWOT analysis: identifying business weaknesses.


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Create a Business Plan for Fewer Hassles and Faster Growth

You're bound to run into hassles while starting your business. But, writing a business plan can help reduce friction and make the process run more smoothly.


How a Medical Private Practice Business Can Overcome Obstacles to Success

Most healthcare practitioners aren’t trained to develop a business successfully. But to succeed at building a financially sustainable business, you need a strong organizational foundation. To protect your private practice from failure, take these essential steps.


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Why SWOT Analysis Belongs in Your Business Plan

Why add SWOT analysis into your business plan and the strategic planning process? The SWOT phase was vital to the planning process for Palo Alto Software, and helped the company grow from zero to over $5 million in annual sales. Here's how SWOT analysis helped PAS scale, and how to add SWOT analysis to your planning process.


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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Restaurant Business Plan

If it's your first time writing a formal restaurant business plan, it's easy to make mistakes. In the competitive restaurant industry, however, it's good to be as prepared as possible—so here are the pitfalls to avoid.


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SWOT Analysis Step 1: How to Identify Your Strengths

As an entrepreneur, you want to know your business inside and out so you can make informed, strategic decisions. To do that, a SWOT analysis is the key. Here's how to perform a SWOT analysis on your business.


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How to Create an Expense Budget

Being right on budget is usually a good thing, but good management involves regularly reviewing your budget to check on the timing, efficiency, and results of what your business spends.


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Solopreneurs Can Grow Faster and Smarter With a Lean Business Plan

You've made the decision to become a solopreneur, and you know exactly what you're going to do. But do you really know if it will work? Having a business plan will help you find out for sure—and a Lean Business Plan is faster, easier, and more effective for a solopreneur than a lengthy formal business plan.


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