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4 Tips for Nonprofits to Secure Business Partnerships

As a nonprofit business, finding partnerships can be a struggle, but it's not impossible. Here are 4 tips to secure partnerships with for-profit businesses.


How to Estimate Realistic eCommerce Shipping and Fulfillment Costs

Estimating eCommerce shipping and fulfillment costs is a difficult but necessary step for success. Read on to find out how to calculate your startup costs.


Fundamentals of Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

Lean Planning unlocks faster growth and increases your chances of success. Learn how to create a modern, one-page Lean Business Plan in under 20 minutes.


How to Prepare for Startup “Postpartum”

Starting a business can lead to a difficult post-partum period early on. Learn how to keep yourself and your business thriving in those early months.


How to Plan a Business Expansion Using Your Business Plan

Your business plan can be used for far more than starting a business. Learn how to use yours to help make expansion decisions and avoid costly mistakes.


Financing Your Business During COVID-19

If you've been struggling to find small business financing due to COVID-19, read on for insight into alternative options and how to prepare to apply.


The 11 Slides You Need to Have in Your Pitch Deck for 2020

An impressive pitch deck is a key part of your fundraising toolkit. Use this detailed guide to figure out exactly what you need to include in your pitch deck to get the attention of investors.


How to Create an Effective Coming Soon Website for Your Business

A coming soon website is a great opportunity to build excitement around your business. Read on to learn how to build interest with an effective teaser site.


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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.

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