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25 things to do now for better business in 2017

Whether 2016 was rough or a banner year, there’s lots you can do now to make next year better

As 2016 winds down, it’s time to start planning for 2017. For business owners, this means getting financially prepared for the new year by following 25 ways in order to keep your business up-and-running for the long haul. 1. Revisit your business plan.If ...

by John Rampton  | November 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The 6 questions your business plan must answer

If your product's uniqueness can’t stand up against your competitor's copy, you’re in trouble

The other night we were talking with a group of young people when one person said that she wasn’t able to start a business because she couldn’t qualify for a loan. As you can imagine, several of us chimed in that we didn’t ...

by Doug and Polly White  | November 14, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Transform your great biz idea into reality

Before undertaking your dream business, closely examine if you are up to it. Here\\\'s a guide to help you to do just that.

A would-be entrepreneur often starts with a great idea popping in his brain. He sees the idea very clearly in his mind and feels the urgency of translating the idea into reality. Depending on his passion for the concept, he could even ...

by Gil Florentino Garcia  | July 27, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Reviewing your first year\\\'s performance

Doing a business assessment after its first year of operation helps you identify improvement opportunities

Startup businesses will do well to set a time frame for when the "just testing the waters" period ends and when serious business begins. That\\\'s why doing a business assessment after the first year of operation is advisable. Making an evaluation of ...

by Mari-An Santos  | May 14, 2012 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Simple steps to writing a business plan

Writing a business plan need not be daunting

The business plan, together with solid market research, is the foundation of any business. It outlines your company’s direction, brand values, identity, and how it would operate in order for the business to become a success.In most instances, the business plan is ...

May 06, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

7 steps to making your own business plan

Here are the necessary steps.

Whenever it is possible, use charts and graphs to illustrate cash flows and projected return on investment. ...

November 28, 2011 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Make your business plan in 7 steps

A business plan is not as daunting as it may seem

The business plan, together with solid market research, is the foundation of any business. It outlines your company’s direction, brand values, identity, and how it has to operate to become successful. It also helps in keeping you focused on your goals and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 14, 2011 10:00:00
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