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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
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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
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7 steps for writing the perfect business plan

Writing it well is like writing your success story

Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write one? recommends that a business plan must include the following:However, ...

by John Rampton  | September 07, 2016 10:00:00
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Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

The time is now—to start a business, that is. Why is that? Well, there’s no better time to start anything than the present moment. And we’re not just saying that because the New Year is just around the corner, which always lends ...

December 11, 2012 10:00:00
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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
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Start your business with a plan

Planning your business is important before opening.

Before undertaking your dream business, closely examine if you are up 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 ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 14, 2011 06:00:00
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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
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How planning is key to business success

A planner designed for entrepreneurs

Becoming an entrepreneur is not just about shifting careers nor having a new time schedule. Entrepreneurship is, as we here at always say, a lifestyle.There is nothing more exciting than the prospect of becoming your own boss – controlling the time ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | October 19, 2011 02:00:00