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Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

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For everything in life, you need a plan, right? The same can be said for business. Every business, whether a startup or a full-fledged, profitable organization, needs a business plan. To know where you are going, you have to know … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Too Lean. On America’s Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.

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As Silicon Valley’s lean startup method quickly gains popularity, many entrepreneurs are led to believe that the business plan is dead. While today a one size fits all solution hardly works as in years past, the business plan is certainly not a thing of … Continue reading

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7 Simple Steps to Writing Product Descriptions That Sell

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How seductive are your product descriptions? Does your product copy entice readers to click buy or try? Or do you simply describe your product and tell web visitors what it does? The secret to writing seriously seductive product descriptions is to follow a … Continue reading

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Elements of a Business Plan

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Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you’ve spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages … Continue reading

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When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

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While entrepreneurship is in vogue (2012 was a 14-year high), the success rate for new businesses is disheartening. Indeed, according to the Small Business Administration, only about half of all establishments survive five years or more. There are numerous reasons for failure, … Continue reading

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10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received

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When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold. But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those … Continue reading

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