Four Common Business Plan Mistakes to Address before Raising Capital By Judd Hollas CEO EquityNet As most aspiring entrepreneurs know, the first step to successfully engaging investors for your business is to have a strategic and well-designed business plan in place. In fact, since accessing capital is one of the major challenges faced by most […]
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Make your business plan stand out. One of the first steps to business planning is determining your target market and why they would want to buy from you. It’s a good idea to write a business plan. Here are tips on how to make your business plan stand out. For example, is the market you […]
Failing to plan for your business venture is one of the most common causes for start-up failures, it has been warned. According to business consultant Dr Warren Harmer, less than 5% of new business start-ups have a business plan and only 1% of entrepreneurs do any kind of ongoing business planning. “I can only attribute […]
Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC recently. “Franchises and small businesses are the heroes of our economy,” Amos said. The franchise industry in the U.S. alone consists […]
Cuddly toymaker technology and marketing are linked at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Chief marketer Teresa Kroll and Chief Information Officer Dave Finnegan have created a partnership that’s evident in everything from the company’s most recent e-commerce redesign to a new store concept coming this fall. Because its customers are interacting both with real-world stores and extensions online, […]
Forty-three percent of small business owners consider business conditions to be positive, according to the latest Citibank small business survey. This is a significant increase since August 2010, when 24% of small business owners surveyed reported overall positive business conditions. One-third (33%) of respondents said their own business is better than it was a year […]