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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
Business Ideas

How to start a business

Ever dreamed of having your very own business? DTI-BMSMED shares the recommended steps on how to start one. There are also tips on how to make it last.

by Rae Marrie L. de Mesa  | May 12, 2014 05:00:00
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

Easy does it

Steadily building your business sometimes means you have to do it gradually.

Although we have seen many businesses prosper from the get go, the reality is that majority of startup entrepreneurs can ill afford to go full throttle in the initial stages of a business venture. Whether you’re challenged by shortage of capital, latent ...

by Rafael Santos  | March 25, 2012 09:00:00
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

Writing your business roadmap

Writing your business plan will help you and your investors

A business plan—on paper—keeps you on the right track and can attract potential investors along the way.A business idea can be oh-so-brilliant that you could think that a business plan is unnecessary in order to set up the actual business. You must ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 24, 2011 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Lessons from nine business hits

Here are lessons from their successes

The year 2009 was a mixed bag for a lot of entrepreneurs.[Read 10 entrepreneurs\\\' takes on 2009 here]Though the country was spared the brunt of the effects of the global economic slowdown, it was hammered by twin typhoons in the last quarter, ...

June 03, 2010 02:00:00