Learn more about planning a business launch.
Having a business plan is essential to business success. A new, online tool from the Small Business Administration walks you through the process of creating a customized plan, including market analysis and financial projections.
'Truisms for Starting a Business' details the building blocks of success for any small business, from the qualities of leadership to the specifics of business planning.
'Starting a New Business on a Small Budget' shares insights and lessons learned from a pair of successful entrepreneurs who started their own business on very limited funds.
'In Sickness and in Health. . .and in Business' gives helpful tips and keen advice for starting and running a business with your spouse, written by a guest columnist who has been in business with her spouse for many years.
To discover the entrepreneurial opportunity perfectly suited for you, you must identify current trends and match them to your personal/business experience.
'How to Get Out of a Non-Compete Agreement' describes some of the ways a person can break or void a non-compete agreement with a former employer when starting a new business, if you're planning on entering the same line of work.
Developing a good working relationship with a business attorney can help you avoid pitfalls in starting and running your business.
'Is Franchising Right for You?' is a personal account of franchise ownership from one of the nation's most successful franchisees, including a discussion of what to expect and what it takes to be a franchisee.
'Buying a Franchise' relates the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a franchise owner, including such considerations as finding the right franchise, investigating a franchisor, and understanding the risks and limitations of a franchise agreement.
'Buying a Business' recounts the advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business, and how to find the right opportunity and exercise the proper caution when doing so.
'Creating a Business Plan that Works' gives practical tips and delves into the benefits of researching and writing a business plan that ultimately plots out your objectives; marketing strategy; operational procedures; and the right combination of expertise, equipment, location and sheer capital that will be required to convert your ideas into reality.
Learn how to research and write one of the more important elements in a business plan: the market analysis.
'Preparing To Succeed When Launching Your First Small Business' concentrates on those activities an owner must do--before opening for business--in order to be successful.
'How to Choose a Franchise' covers the types of research that should be done and the kinds of questions that should be answered when investigating a franchising opportunity.
To be successful in entrepreneurship, you'll need to set economic, personal and retirement goals that are concrete and actionable, in order to guide you in getting your new business off the ground.
Small business ownership isn't just another job -- the responsibilities have advantages and disadvantages, requiring you to perform many different roles using many different skills. Are you ready?
'Setting Up the Home Office' lists the numerous considerations and advantages to setting up a functional and low-cost home office for your small business.
'The Elements of Your Business Plan' covers the act of writing a sound and effective business plan, and the necessary contents and required appearance to make it a success.
Create a comprehensive pitch and business plan with 1-year of LivePlan access. Includes templates and financial forecasting.
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