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What's the Purpose of Your Business Plan?

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From http://www.youtube.com 4178 days ago
Made Hot by: tiroberts on September 21, 2009 1:22 pm
What's the purpose of your business plan? That depends on what you are using it for, says Clayton Christopher, founder and owner of Sweet Leaf Tea Company. Christopher says his company writes a new business plan every year but it isn't the kind used to raise money from investors. Though a document to raise money is one kind of business plan, ano Read More

Small Business Guide to Self Publishing

Small Business Guide to Self Publishing - http://www.5min.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Resources
From http://www.5min.com 4181 days ago
Made Hot by: tomretterbush on September 18, 2009 4:54 pm
Self publishing can be an important tool for small business. Books on your area of expertise can create a whole new product line for your business and now getting published is no longer the obstacle it once was. The self publishing revolution with technologies like print on demand at the forefront have revolutionized the publishing industry. This Read More

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job by Steve Pavlina

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job by Steve Pavlina - http://www.stevepavlina.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Self-Development
From http://www.stevepavlina.com 4191 days ago
Made Hot by: arthurbland on September 16, 2009 5:22 pm
As Labor Day draws to a close, here's one of my favorite meditations for entrepreneurs who are even thinking about leaving their existing venture and going back to the kind of regular job that this national holiday was created for. It comes, of course, from Steve Pavlina, a truly dangerous mind...but in a good way...and a guy who is certainly on Read More

What Motivates People to Buy?

What Motivates People to Buy? - http://www.homebasedbusiness.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Sales
From http://www.homebasedbusiness.com 4189 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on September 10, 2009 1:21 pm
What motivates people to buy? This post at HomeBasedBusiness.com talks about what makes people go for a competitor instead of you, especially if you're sure you've got the better product. It turns out looking at the quality of your product might be the wrong way to look at competitiveness. Other more basic factors may affect whether a customer g Read More

Surviving Small Business Failure

Surviving Small Business Failure - http://www.livevideo.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Self-Development
From http://www.livevideo.com 4196 days ago
Made Hot by: roseanderson on September 3, 2009 1:52 pm
In many ways, entrepreneurs are an optimistic lot, but small business failure is always a possibility every small business owner must be ready to face. Setbacks and pitfalls are all a part of the game and, as this entertaining and uplifting video from www.atouchofbusiness.com reminds us all, what's important is how we respond to those setbacks an Read More

Five Tips for Small Business Hit by Natural Disaster

Five Tips for Small Business Hit by Natural Disaster - http://www.smbceo.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Resources
From http://www.smbceo.com 4197 days ago
Made Hot by: PeaceNLove on September 2, 2009 3:26 am
Here are five tips for small business hit by natural disaster that may help you survive the worst that Mother Nature can visit upon your venture and employees. Guest Blogger Dawn Rivers Baker provides these suggestions in a recent post at Small Business CEO about how to deal with the ultimate unpredictability in business. Hopefully, you will never Read More

Who Gets to Decide What You Want?

Who Gets to Decide What You Want? - http://sethgodin.typepad.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Marketing
From http://sethgodin.typepad.com 4198 days ago
Made Hot by: marciabiz on September 1, 2009 2:31 pm
This great post by Seth Godin on marketing may seem like it's against marketing but it's really not. In fact, it's kind of a return to a long held theory of Seth's that ultimately you should market people what they really want not what you need to sell. Now, the question becomes how in the world can you figure that out and this Seth doesn't e Read More

The Truth About Government Grants for Small Business

The Truth About Government Grants for Small Business - http://usgovinfo.about.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Raising Capital
From http://usgovinfo.about.com 4199 days ago
Made Hot by: CindyKing on August 31, 2009 2:51 pm
Government grants for small business are often talked about as an option when launching your new venture, but how realistic an option is this when starting out? Well, in the United States any government grants to help small business will likely come from the states and this list of links from About.com should help you get an idea what's out there Read More

Don't spread yourself thin in small business new media

Don't spread yourself thin in small business new media - http://consultski.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://consultski.blogspot.com 4209 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 27, 2009 10:43 pm
In this great guest post from theorist Seth D. Brown on Jeff "Ski" Kinsey's blog, Seth looks at how to avoid spreading yourself thin in the small media departmnent. Instead of worrying about all the applications out there, Seth suggests looking at what each service does for you and avoiding redundancies that consume too much time and return lit Read More
In this guest post on the Small Business CEO, Laura Pettit Rusick, of http://www.optsolutionsinc.com/ gives four challenges and their attendant solutions for helping small to medium-sized businesses to tackle the kinds of projects that can help them grow. If you are in charge of an SMB seeking to take on the larger projects needed to take your com Read More
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