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Many experts recommend introducing your business plan with the problem your customers face and the solution your business offers.

That’s called “problem and solution,”—but it’s too often an opportunity wasted.

Don’t just describe the problem and solution. Make people care. Read More

Aspiring Startup Entrepreneur? Read This First

Aspiring Startup Entrepreneur? Read This First - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 1356 days ago
Made Hot by: blogexpert on May 15, 2016 3:38 am
When it comes to starting a high-growth business, and understanding the ins and outs of what investors are looking for, David knows what he’s talking about. We talk with him about his new book, The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business. Read More
Seven ways the wrong name can harm a business. Is your name sending the wrong message? These problems are familiar to many, and often easy to spot when they arrive. Less obvious and less visible is the effect a company name can have on the development and success of a business. Read More
This look back through history proves that the price of products is never set in stone. From electronics to food and appliances, very few products have remained in the same price range when compared to their original counterparts. Read More
You know that your product or service isn’t just good, it’s great—and customers are starting to notice. Now, how do you get satisfied customers talking about you? Here are some other ways to receive free marketing from your happiest patrons... Read More

How To Start An Etsy Shop

How To Start An Etsy Shop  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 1819 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on February 6, 2015 11:52 am
To help get you started, we spoke to Etsy sellers from around the globe, each of whom shared their experiences and their thoughts on what makes a great Etsy shop. From these answers and from a few other resources, we’ve compiled a list that will help you put your best foot forward... Read More

Starting a Business? Here's What You Can and Can't Deduct

Starting a Business? Here\'s What You Can and Can\'t Deduct  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 1824 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on February 2, 2015 3:29 pm
If you’re planning to use your personal savings to launch a new business, you’ll be happy to hear that many of the costs you’ll incur are tax deductible. We’ll go through what you can and can’t deduct during the startup phase of a business, to help you spend strategically and get a better return... Read More

SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 3: How to Identify Opportunities

SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 3: How to Identify Opportunities  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Strategy
From http://articles.bplans.com 1825 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on February 1, 2015 3:16 pm
To help you brainstorm possibly opportunities, we’ve created a list of questions to help. The questions are broken up by the categories that we just went over. If a question doesn’t apply to your business, simply move on to the next. Read More

SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 4: How to Identify Threats

SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 4: How to Identify Threats  - http://articles.bplans.com Avatar Posted by PASjonathan under Strategy
From http://articles.bplans.com 1824 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on February 1, 2015 2:57 pm
A threat to your company is an external factor, something that you can’t control, that could negatively impact your business. A list of threats don’t spring to mind as easily as your strengths, but there are certain categories that most external threats fall into... Read More
While you may eventually need a business plan in order to apply for a loan or obtain funding, do you really need to get all your ideas in perfect order before you start up? What if you’re still testing different ideas and what if you’re bootstrapping your business? Enter “lean planning...” Read More
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