common business plan mistakes

8 Common Business Plan Mistakes

by Tim Berry

What are the most common business plan mistakes? While including the necessary items in a business plan is important, you also want to make sure you don’t make any of these common errors. Here's what to avoid. Read more »

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How Mobile Apps Help eCommerce Businesses Develop Faster

by Ben Lee

Mobile apps can improve everything from store performance and conversion optimization to customer retention—but they're not right for every business out there. Here's how to determine if a mobile app is right for your ecommerce store, and what goes into an effective mobile app. Read more »

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How to Develop Your Business Strategy

by Tim Berry

Business strategy doesn't have to be complex—it's all about assessing the problem, your solution, the market, and your business identity. Here's your guide to easily creating a solid strategy that will help grow your business. Read more »

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Tips and Tools for Keeping Your High Growth Startup on Track

by Manish Dudharejia

Rapid growth is a signal that things are headed in the right direction—but it can also be a critical turning point that determines a startup's long-term success. Failing to keep up with a sudden increase in demand for your product or service can lead to an equally sudden downfall. These tips and tools will help you stay on track. Read more »

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How to Write a Business Plan for an Outpatient Medical Practice

by Sarah Hovet

So you’re thinking about starting your own outpatient medical practice. You probably have many good reasons to open a private practice. Private practices can be lucrative, although it requires you to spend time building relationships with patients while also attending to all business processes that are part of running your practice. Maybe you want more... Read more »

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How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan

by Angelique O'Rourke

Starting a nonprofit is a great experience, but it also requires planning to be successful. Here's how to write a solid, effective nonprofit business plan. Read more »

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30+ Small Business Ideas That Use Skills You Already Have

by Briana Morgaine

When choosing a business idea, it’s smart to look at your strengths, skill set, and things you're already passionate about. Here are over 30 great small business ideas, based around evaluating the skills and interests you already have. Read more »

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Introducing Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

by Noah Parsons

Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes. Read more »

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What Is a Business Plan?

by Tim Berry

In its simplest form, a business plan is a guide—a roadmap for your business that outlines goals and details how you plan to achieve those goals. Here's what a business plan entails, and how to choose what type is right for your business. Read more »

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4 Ways to Urge Your Startup Toward Rapid Growth

by Vivek Patel

Achieving rapid growth after a few tough years in the startup stage is a great feeling. So, how can you reach this exciting moment without losing your sanity? Here are four ways to help speed up the excruciating startup phase and reach the promising period of rapid growth. Read more »


9 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Marketing Tactics in 2018

by Nate Mann

It can be challenging for entrepreneurs to build their marketing capacity and expertise. Plus, only 9 percent of marketers believe their digital marketing is actually working. Here are tried-and-true strategies for improving your marketing for your small business. Read more »

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How Seasonal Businesses Can Better Manage Cash Flow

by Steven Cohen

Managing your cash flow can be difficult if you run a seasonal business. These tips will help you learn how to better manage cash flow to optimize opportunities during the busy season, while also learning ways to save for the off-season. Read more »

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How to Run a Productive Monthly Business Plan Review Meeting

by Noah Parsons

Business planning isn’t just a one-time or annual event. Instead, it’s an ongoing process, where you review your processes and adjust course as needed, while ensuring that you’re staying on track toward your larger goals. Here's how to do this easily with a monthly plan review meeting. Read more »

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5 Best Indicators That It’s Time to Scale Your Business

by Reuben Yonatan

Scaling is an inevitable part of growing a successful business. At some point, all big businesses realized that workloads were increasing due to increased demand, and so they adjusted accordingly. Is it the right time to scale your business? Here's how to find out. Read more »

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How to Start an Ebay Business

by Candice Landau

Interested in learning how to start an eBay business? Our guide will help you get started, and walk you through the process of starting a business on eBay. Read more »

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Strategic Jujitsu: New Business Models for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

by Ralph Welborn

Our future is a world of “business ecosystems,” reflecting the blurring of industry boundaries. So, if you're a new startup, how do you make this work for you strategically? Read more »

strategy and tactics

Strategy Is Useless Without Execution

by Tim Berry

Strategy is useless without tactics for execution. The plan was brilliant on the whiteboard, but never got to the real world. What happened? Don’t leave that whiteboard without developing key tactics. Read more »

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5 Things to Consider When Opening a Car Dealership

by Todd Bryant

Opening a car dealership requires careful planning. Aspiring dealers must take into account the specific legal requirements they will need to comply with to open a dealership in their state. Here's how to get started. Read more »

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Stop Doing These 14 Things to Improve Your Business and Your Life

by Sarah Hovet

Are you getting in your own way? 14 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneurs Council share habits they quit to increase their productivity, and improve both their businesses and their quality of life. Read more »

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Small Businesses

by Nicole Walters

Artificial intelligence is dramatically changing the way businesses operate. But, it's not just for big companies—here's how small businesses can make use of AI in their daily operations. Read more »