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How to Forecast Sales http://bit.ly/1LQBRSw

Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry:

"If you think sales forecasting is hard, try running a business without a forecast."

#sales #financials #forecast
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How to Start a Green Business http://bit.ly/1dwgRWp

There’s not only big money to be made in the sector of ecology and environment protection, but also a genuine chance to make the world a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable place for generations to come.

#sustainability #gogreen #greenbusiness
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Episode 3: A Startup Comic Book Company, How to Find a Mentor, and #BigData - The Bcast http://bit.ly/1AwAJTN

This week, we talk about Robot Paper, learn about mentorship with Caroline Cummings, and chat about how small businesses can use Big Data.

Listen to previous episodes:
Episode 1 - http://bit.ly/1cjQLWd
Episode 2 - http://bit.ly/1PQzKEP

Have a question for the show? Send us an email at: Bcast@Bplans.com
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What Is a Break-Even Analysis? http://bit.ly/1HxWZJN

"The break-even analysis lets you determine what you need to sell, monthly or annually, to cover your costs of doing business—your break-even point."

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Are You Mentee Material? http://bit.ly/1FCXYu2

If you approach a distinguished person that you can learn from and ask for guidance, and they accept, what you should do next?

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How to Start a Wildly Successful Subscription Food Business From Your Kitchen: The Story of Picky Bars http://bit.ly/1J3IDFe

"I love the day to day aspect of it, managing my own destiny, being able to build my own team."

#entrepreneurs #inspiration #successstories
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How to Write a Business Plan in Under an Hour http://bit.ly/1OI2j6F

"You’re always thinking about your business and the strategies you’re going to use to grow, so getting those ideas down on paper shouldn’t be hard—it can even be an enjoyable experience." - Noah Parsons, COO of Palo Alto Software

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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO] http://bit.ly/1eANtPc

Learn a faster way to plan, and create a growth strategy for your business.

What did you learn from the webinar? Post your comment below!

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How to Get Initial Traction with a Marketing Budget of Zero http://bit.ly/1QcJ804

"One of the most rewarding aspects of marketing is the challenge, so realize that you’re up for it. You can grind your way to gaining traction."

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How Can I Get a Business Loan If My Credit Is Terrible? http://bit.ly/1ER7oVE

"There are options, but bad credit loans are high risk; you probably wouldn’t take them under different circumstances."

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What to Include in Your Pitch Deck http://bit.ly/1Ab6c89

"A great pitch deck gets potential investors excited about your idea and engages them in a conversation about your business, hopefully leading to an investment."

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Introduction

We help you succeed in business. We are here to help you, to teach you, and to provide solutions that build and grow your business. We believe that:

  • You are the most capable person to plan, build, and grow your business.
  • Business planning and strategy isn't rocket science; we all just need to learn together.
  • Planning and running a business can be a lot of fun... really!
  • You can be successful doing it.

Bplans contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. Bplans includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools and calculators, and a panel of experts who have answered thousands of questions from people like you. Bplans has won several awards as a valuable "plain talk" resource.

Bplans is owned and operated by Palo Alto Software, Inc. as a free resource to help entrepreneurs plan better businesses. Palo Alto Software - The Planning People - develops, publishes, and markets award-winning software. Its products offer task-oriented, "know how" solutions for small-business and home-office entrepreneurs, professionals, and middle managers. The company is a privately-owned corporation in Eugene, Oregon.

Palo Alto Software's Windows-based products include Business Plan Pro and Sales and Marketing Pro. Since 1999, Business Plan Pro has led its category, as reported by NPD Intelect, outselling all of its competitors combined.

LivePlan, the newest addition to Palo Alto Software's catalogue, offers online business planning software as a monthly service. And Email Center Pro, another online application, provides better email management for customer service teams.

Palo Alto Software's founder and president is Tim Berry, a renowned planning expert. He is included in "Fire in the Valley", by Swaine and Freiberger, the history of the personal computer industry. Tim contributes regularly to Bplans and several business focused blogs; Planning Startups Stories and Up and Running. His biography is available at www.timberry.com.

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