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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO] Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 62 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on May 30, 2015 4:25 pm
We recently had Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder and business planning expert, present our Bplans audience with his latest advice on lean business planning. He is the known guru in business planning. Read More
Have you been wondering how many hours should you put into your business?Does working endless hours make you a hero or a failure?If you had to set a weekly time limit, how many hours would you say is the least number of hours you need to succeed in business? Read More
Aspiring entrepreneurs who rely only on traditional learning vehicles (teachers, classrooms, and risk-free practice) are doomed to failure in founding a startup today. Either they are never really ready to start, study an opportunity until it has passed, or fail with tools and techniques from a byg Read More
Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.” I always wonder what is more important to them on an ongoing basis Read More

Know Your Industry Before You Start Your Business

Know Your Industry Before You Start Your Business Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 68 days ago
Made Hot by: leonesimmy on May 27, 2015 8:55 am
Whether you’re a service business, manufacturer, retailer, or some other type of business, you want to know your industry inside and out. Read on for the kind of information you have to know very well, even if you don’t go to the trouble of writing it all out. Read More
As a startup investor, I often see business proposals looking for funding that really look like expensive hobbies looking for donations. I recognize that entrepreneurs tend to substitute vision and passion for formal processes, but no discipline or process in building something new is a sure way to Read More
New entrepreneurs routinely jump into a startup with a full charge of passion and energy, but often find themselves drained of both after a few months by the workload and challenges. As a result, burnout and loss of passion are consistently listed among the top causes of startup failure, according Read More

How to Forecast Cash Flow

How to Forecast Cash Flow Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 69 days ago
Made Hot by: Digitaladvert on May 25, 2015 8:51 am
A good cash flow analysis might be the most important single piece of a business plan. All the strategy, tactics, and ongoing business activities mean nothing if there isn't enough money to pay the bills. And that's what a cash flow projection is about – predicting your money needs in advance. Read More

Where to work? home office, coffeeshop, or coworking space?

Where to work? home office, coffeeshop, or coworking space? Avatar Posted by wpcurve under Startups
From http://wpcurve.com 68 days ago
Made Hot by: advertglobal on May 25, 2015 8:45 am
3 of the most common options for small businesses, solopreneurs and startups are the home office, the “coffice” (coffeeshop office) and coworking spaces.

In this post, we'll compare see the possibilities offered by each of these working environments. Read More

5 Things Your Latino Employees Wish You Understood

Latino employees are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce – in fact, by some estimates one in three working …
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Benjy Portnoy @SmallBizElevatr Shares Sweet Solutions

Benjy Portnoy's first business was a little candy stand he set up when he was five to sell left over candy bars to … More
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