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Head, Heart, and Hands: 3 Essentials for Startup Success

The truth is, you already possess some of the most important assets you’ll need to achieve startup success. These are nothing less than your personal faculties—the awesome power of your own head, your own heart, and your own hands.

JasonS |

How to Start a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Business

The demand for safe and reliable public transportation for people with medical issues and disabilities, particularly in rural communities, continues to grow. If you’re thinking about starting a non emergency medical transport (NEMT) business, this guide will show you how.

Kelly Richardson |

How to Start a Business in 30 Days: The Complete Guide

How long does it take to start a business? You can be up and running faster than you think. Follow this guide to learn how to start a business in 30 days. You'll get detailed steps to take every day that will help turn your business idea from a dream into reality.

Candice Landau |

Why You Should Update Your Business Plan Regularly to Drive Growth

What if you find your business coming to a standstill—or worse, if you start to see signs that your business might be failing? It's a scary moment for entrepreneurs, but regularly updating your business plan can help prompt growth and prevent business slowdown. Here's how to do it.

John Catibog |

How to Write a Business Plan for a Subscription Box Service

The subscription box industry is growing rapidly, thanks to a steady revenue model and tapping into people’s love for surprises. If you want to start a subscription box business, here's how to write a subscription box business plan.

Nate Mann |

Start With an Initial Assessment

Start the business planning process with a quick initial assessment. Even for an ongoing business, take the time to step away from the business and assess your business opportunity.

Tim Berry |

Should You Stick to the Business Plan or Change It?

One of the hardest parts of business planning is answering this question: Do we stick to the business plan, or do we change it? Here's how to decide if you should stay the course, or revise your business plan.

Tim Berry |

Estimating Realistic Startup Costs

What will it cost to start that business? Although of course you can’t be sure, you can still estimate realistic startup costs. You can do this either by using a startup worksheet that stands alone, or by including all pre-launch spending and pre-launch financing in your initial projections.

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.

Bplans offers free business plan samples and templates, business planning resources, How-to articles, financial calculators, industry reports and entrepreneurship webinars.