No, I’m not breaking up with entrepreneur.com. I’ve worked with them happily for 10 years already and I expect to continue to work with them in the future. But this blog, all 801 posts of it, has moved from its old home at upandrunning.entrepreneur.com to its new place here at bplans.com.
As it moves, I intend to maintain its focus on the needs of the small business owner, manager, and entrepreneur who already has the business up and running; and the entrepreneur who wants to get a business started, meaning, there too, up and running. It’s different from my main blog at Planning Startups Stories because it is more focused on starting, running, and growing a business.
I also intend to make it more of a “we” and “our” blog and less of a “me” and “my” blog. Its 801 posts have been entirely my work so far. It’s time to let that go. I’ll be getting more help from the marketing team at Palo Alto Software, and you’ll be seeing me sharing this space with other authors.
I’m will continue to do my monthly business planning column as the business planning coach at entrepreneur.com. I’ve been doing that for six years next month. In fact, my most recent column there, Let Your Story Frame Your Business Plan, has been getting a lot of play since it came out last week. You might like that one. Here’s a snippet:
Suspend your image of a business plan as a document, for a while, and think of it as a collection of all your stories, combined with concrete specifics or goals that aim to make those stories come true.
I’m also still doing videos for Entrepreneur.com in the Coaches’ Corner. There are three video answers to frequently-asked questions in that section right now.
And I’m doing ask-the-expert at Entrepreneur.com as well. I’ve answered 129 questions there and I have one pending this morning, as I write this post.
And Entrepreneur Press, part of the same organization, is publisher of both my Plan as You Go Business Plan and 3 Weeks to Startup Books.
So, like I say, it’s not a break-up. This blog, however, which started in August of 2007 at entrepreneur.com and has 801 posts since then, is moving here today.
I hope the move will have been a good thing for entrepreneur.com. That site is changing and shuttering all its Entrepreneur Network blogs, so the move of this blog is part of a larger strategy.
I’m sure it will be a good thing for bplans.com, which is a second home to me. I started bplans.com in January of 1995, as Palo Alto Software‘s way to give back to small business and entrepreneurship with free information on business planning, starting business, running, and growing businesses. My main blog, Planning Startups Stories, moved here (to timberry.bplans.com) from timberry.com about a year ago.