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How to Expand Your Boutique Business

Expanding your boutique business is crucial if you want to survive. Fortunately, today’s wealth of online platforms and tools can empower you to reach a wider audience. In this post, we’ll explore how you can grow your enterprise, attract customers, and more.

JT Ripton |

Crowdspring’s Free New Ebook: Advice for Starting a New Business

Our friends at crowdspring teamed up with Swyft Filings and Trademark Engine to bring Bplans' readers a free, 95-page eBook filled with actionable insights and advice, based on their collective decades in business. 

Kateri Kosta |

Clothing Retail Sample Business Plan

A retail clothing sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another shop structured their business plan. Download this free business plan example.

Kateri Kosta |

How to Get the Most Out of a Sample Business Plan

The basic idea of a sample business plan makes perfect sense. If you haven’t done a business plan before, a sample plan gives you an instant idea of what you should include, how to structure it, even what to write. Here's how to get the most out of a sample business plan.

Sabrina Parsons |

Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

A hair and beauty salon sample business plan gives you a snapshot of how another salon structured their business plan. Download a free business plan example from Bplans.

Kateri Kosta |

6 Ways to Increase Holiday Sales and Engage Your Customers

The holidays are just around the corner! Here are 6 ways your business can build holiday marketing campaigns that help you increase holiday sales this season.

Carolyn Higgins |

Fast Food Restaurant Sample Business Plan

Looking for a free, downloadable restaurant sample business plan? This particular plan is for a fast food restaurant, but keep in mind that an exact match isn't necessary.

Kateri Kosta |

5 Ways Building a Brand Makes Your Small Business Stand Out

There is a reason why some brands stay with us for life whereas others aren't memorable at all. Businesses that take time to build strong branding that represents their story, values, and culture as a company are much more likely to be remembered. Invest your time and energy upfront to establish your business branding, and…

Madeline Pratt |


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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