How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2017]

Everything you wanted to know about writing a business plan, in one place—from the executive summary to appendix. Get started writing your business plan today.

Noah Parsons |

13 Tips to Open a Successful Coffee Shop

Thinking about opening a coffee shop? Our complete guide to starting a coffee shop will help you get up and running, and includes advice from successful coffee shop owners.

Candice Landau |

5 Ways to Boost Your Entrepreneurial Confidence

What does it take to have enough faith in yourself to execute your business ideas? Here's how to up your confidence as an entrepreneur.

Abdo Riani |

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Diving Into a Saturated Market

Just because a market is saturated doesn't mean you can't find success. Here's how one entrepreneur entered a full market and offered a version of a service that no one else was offering.

Erik Huberman |

Do You Know How Your Business Is Doing and Where It’s Going?

How much do you know about your business's health? It's important to understand what’s going on within your business—and it’s the only way to plan for growth.

Ty Kiisel |

What Is a Business Model? Business Models Explained

Finding a problem that needs solving is often the first step of starting a business—but how will you make money? Here's where your business model comes in.

Noah Parsons |

How to Embrace Online Review Sites

Online review sites are a great way to gather feedback and information from your customers. Here's how to leverage the good—and learn from the bad.

Emily Washcovick |

What Is a SWOT Analysis?

Conducting a SWOT analysis of your business will enable you to make a solid strategic plan for your business's growth. Here's how to get started.

Tim Berry |


Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Template Download

Stuck looking at a blank page? Get to know the general layout of a standard business plan with this free template.

One-Page Business Pitch Template

Validate a new business idea, or quickly develop your business strategy by starting with a one-page pitch. Do this before you plan!

Tim Berry's Guide to Starting a Business

Expert guidance on starting a business from business planning authority Tim Berry.

The Art of Pitching for Funding eBook

Need Cash? Pitching expert, Caroline Cummings, shares pitch techniques, secrets and tools in this easy-to-read guide.

Free SWOT Analysis Template

Develop smart strategies to grow your business by conducting a simple SWOT Analysis. Start with this one-page template.

"Start, Run & Grow Your Business" ebook

Tips and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their company to the next level.