Starting your own business, especially for the first time, is a major life transition—and even positive transitions are by definition stressful. If you're considering starting a business after a major life transition (you've been fired, you're getting divorced, and so on), here's what to keep in mind.
If you've been putting off writing your business plan, you're not alone. Writing a business plan can seem like a daunting task, and lots of entrepreneurs avoid it for this reason. Instead, try building a one-page business plan. Here's how to do it, and a free template to help you get started.
Building business credit creates more financial opportunities for your business. Banks, lenders, and other suppliers all rely on business credit reports to assess the creditworthiness of your company. Here's why having a business credit card matters.
Starting a business can be an exciting and sometimes intimidating prospect, especially when you’re a mom. As you navigate the world of being a business owner and juggling the demands of home and family, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Strategy in your growth-oriented business plan serves as a reminder of what’s most important. Hint: It's not about what you're doing; it's all about what you're not doing.
Making a big sale is exciting, especially for a new business. But getting paid late, spending time and money chasing overdue accounts, or worse yet, not getting paid at all, can destroy a business. Here's how to make sure you get paid on time.
Whatever type of business plan you're writing, there are a few key financial items that you should definitely include. Here's what they are, why they're important, and how you should create them.
As a business owner, it’s important to monitor the health of your growing company to spot signs of impending trouble. Here's what to watch out for, and how to change course if you spot these problems in your business.
Stuck looking at a blank page? Get to know the general layout of a standard business plan with this free template.
Validate a new business idea, or quickly develop your business strategy by starting with a one-page pitch. Do this before you plan!
Expert guidance on starting a business from business planning authority Tim Berry.
Need Cash? Pitching expert, Caroline Cummings, shares pitch techniques, secrets and tools in this easy-to-read guide.
Develop smart strategies to grow your business by conducting a simple SWOT Analysis. Start with this one-page template.
Tips and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their company to the next level.