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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

February 6, 2018,

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. The real reasons to write a business plan have nothing to do with other people: They have to do with you.

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What to Do When You’ve Unexpectedly Inherited the Family Business

January 19, 2018,

You’re not alone if you inherited the family business with no formal succession plan in place. About 64 percent of family companies don’t have a written succession plan, while another 19 percent have one “in progress.” Use these tips to find your footing after you’ve suddenly inherited the family business.

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Are You Ready for Venture Capital?

While venture capital gets a lot of attention in the media, it's not necessarily the best financing strategy for every growing business. Read more

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Every Business Deserves Planning

December 11, 2017,

Do it right, and planning is easy to do, great for managing and developing accountability.

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Bike Shop Rides Toward Success with Help from SCORE

October 27, 2017,

As David Sperstad learned more about the basics of small business ownership and the ins-and-outs of running a bike shop, he and his wife thought they might like to start their own shop.

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How to Conduct Market and Competitor Research for Your Business Plan

Follow these 4 tips for success collecting market and competitive research for your business, both now and in the future.

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4 Tips for Aspiring Encore Entrepreneurs

Encore entrepreneurs start businesses for the first time as they near retirement age. Some are already retired, but seek a new path to help them feel reinvigorated in their older years.

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How to Bootstrap a Startup: 5 Things Not to Do

April 27, 2017,

If you avoid these major blunders from the start, your journey will be a bit less bumpy.

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A Few Favorite Things Inspired This Couple’s Encore Business

Gidgette and Ken Moshier decided to draw on their love for traveling and tea, as well as their small business backgrounds, to open the English Garden Tea Room.

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Is an Incubator Right for You?

March 23, 2017,

An incubator is a place where startup and early stage companies can live. If your business is accepted into an incubator, you will receive resources to help you build your company.

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Not Your Typical Business Plan Book

March 6, 2017,

Multiple studies show that owners who create business plans are much more likely to be successful as compared to those who don’t.

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