8 Reasons Business Plans Fail That No One Wants to Talk About

Your business plan could fail for hundreds of reasons—but these 8 reasons for business plan failure are unfortunately common (and often overlooked!).

Danielle Hendricks |

How to Master Entrepreneurship Without Breaking a Sweat

The SBA says that about two-thirds of businesses fold within the first ten years. So, how does an entrepreneur beat the odds? These tips will help you crack the entrepreneurship code.

Pratik Dholakiya |

3 Tips for a Strong Startup Company Culture

Developing a strong startup company culture is important—and a process that continually needs refining. These 3 tips will help you create (and maintain) a strong culture.

Kenny Kline |

How to Use Your Business Plan to Create an Awesome Company Name

Your company name will set the tone for how others think about your business. Here's how to use what you already have written about your business (your business plan!) to help craft the perfect company name.

Grant Polachek |

How to Write a Mission Statement in 5 Easy Steps

Your company’s mission statement is your opportunity to define your goals, ethics, culture, and norms for decision-making. Here are the steps to writing a great mission statement.

Tim Berry |

6 Traits to Look for When Choosing a Business Partner

A business partner can take your startup to the next level—but choosing the wrong partner can spell disaster. Here are 6 traits to look for when evaluating a potential partner.

Briana Morgaine |

Forget Viral Videos: Write a Book to Grow Your Business

Writing a book can grow your business—but it's a tactic entrepreneurs rarely think of. It may sound overwhelming, but it's easier than you think. Here are the ways writing a book can help foster business success.

Zach Obront |

4 Reasons You Might Not Want to Be VC Funded

Venture capital funding sounds like a dream come true—but is it right for your business? Here are 4 reasons why you might not want to consider VC funding.

Marc Prosser |


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.