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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.


How One Man’s Hobby Brewed Up a Business Idea

February 24, 2017,

Yeast - Everything Homebrew is a specialty retail store selling equipment and ingredients for homebrewing beer, wine, cider, mead and soda. The shop provides introductory homebrewing and winemaking classes.


Looking at the History of Business Plans Could Portend a Profitable Future

February 23, 2017,

What's striking about the history of business plans is how little has changed. Sure, the medium we use has changed over the centuries, but the end result – having a written plan that demonstrates to the business owner and possible investors how to make a profit – has remained consistent.


The Secrets of Writing a Successful Business Plan

Hal Shelton, author of "Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan" and SCORE mentor, has developed worksheets for each part of the business plan writing process. Read more


What Are Your (Business) Plans for 2017?

January 31, 2017,

More than half of small business owners surveyed say they plan to hire new employees, look for additional capital and take steps to grow their businesses in 2017.


Review Your Business Plan to Prepare for a Successful 2017

December 2, 2016,

December is usually consumed by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but did you know it’s also National Write a Business Plan Month?


Writing Your Business Purpose (And Why It Matters)

November 28, 2016,

This article aims to help entrepreneurs better understand the intent and importance of a business purpose.


Starting A Nonprofit

May 25, 2016

Starting a nonprofit doesn’t necessarily mean you can quit your day job right away, but like any small business owner, you could eventually earn enough from your nonprofit to justify a full-time salary for you and your staff.


From the Service to Small Business Ownership

If you’re a former service member or a veteran thinking about starting a small business, take advantage of these resources.


16 Steps to Starting a Business While Working Full Time – STEP 2: Write Your Business Plan

April 25, 2016

Creating a new business can be a tough journey. Doing so while working full-time may seem tougher, but this route actually offers several benefits. You can continue earning money to put towards your startup. But even if you only work an hour a week building your company, you still need a business plan.


3 Common Business Plan Myths

April 7, 2016,

There is a myth that every business plan has the same format and is 30 pages long. Learn the other business plan myths in this blog.