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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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Types of Business Entities

The structure your business assumes is important in determining your limitations and liabilities. Depending on the type of structure you choose, additional paperwork may be... Read more
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Tools and Templates

Our local library of tools and templates to help you get started or continue your business on the right path. Business Plans Business Plan for a Startup Business Business Plan for... Read more
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Opening a Small Import Business

Question: I'm planning on importing wooden handicrafts from Central America, and I would like to know what the legal requirements are to open a small import business. --- Susan... Read more
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Why Start-ups Fail

Question:  I believe I have a sound business idea, have done focus groups and am working on the business plans. But I find the percentage of start-ups that fail very disheartening... Read more
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Make No Mistake

Everyone makes mistakes, but you wouldn't believe some of the blunders I've seen in business plans over the years. Here are some real examples from recent plans I have read: "... Read more
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Partnership Formation Checklist

Every partnership, no mater how large or small, needs a written Partnership Agreement. Agreements reduce the likelihood of future disagreements, and in the rare case one should... Read more

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