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How does your business show up on Google Search and Maps? Take ten minutes to make sure people are finding the right info when they look for you online. The best part? It’s free. google.com/smallbusinessweek #SBW15 #5days5ways
Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program is making it fast, easy, and free for every local business to get online. Close with your dog walker or dry cleaner? Learn how you can help get their business info online at gybo.com
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30 Questions Angel Investors Will Ask You http://bit.ly/1NQAtPP

When pitching your business, angel investors will have questions—such as, how did you come up with this idea? Or, could you grow faster with more money?

Read up on potential questions and make sure you're prepared.

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks for Successful Entrepreneurs [Free Webinar] http://bit.ly/1JEcqWL

Lara Galloway is here to help you manage your time so that you'll be happier and a more successful business person. Don't miss our free #webinar!
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Take a minute this Small Business Week to make the web work for you. These ideas and quick-fixes will have your business shining online. Check them out now and grab some special Small Business Week perks: google.com/smallbusinessweek #SBW15 #5days5ways
Google’s Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map program is making it fast, easy, and free for every local business to get online. Close with your dog walker or dry cleaner? Learn how you can help get their business info online at gybo.com
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Expert Robbie Kellman Baxter Reveals How to Generate Recurring Revenue and Grow Your Business (+ GIVEAWAY) http://bit.ly/1FvFYBz

Regardless of the "type" of business you operate (you do not have to be a subscription-based business), creating an experience in which customers feel they are members of something has multiple benefits. This idea doesn’t just give customers a feeling of “lifetime value," it allows for ongoing innovation and establishes a relationship that could last forever.

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What to Say in Your 1, 5, 10, or 20 Minute Pitch (+ Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs!) http://bit.ly/1F21lNX

When you’re pitching your business, the time allotted will impact a great deal of what you should do and say.

If you’re going to have a five minute time block followed by a Q&A, you will need to approach that differently than if you’re giving a one-minute presentation.

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How do you develop business strategy?
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Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder, shares his thoughts that business strategy is about focus, and the things you don't do. 
 
How to Develop Your Business Strategy http://bit.ly/1GBJ8BV From Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry:

"Strategy is what you’re not doing. My favorite metaphor is the sculptor with a block of marble—the art is what he chips off the block, not what he leaves in."

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Do you value face time with coworkers or employees?
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This author says: "The limitations of meeting virtually need to be recognized and observed in order to promote a healthy working relationship with associates. There are biological, psychological, and emotional elements involved with meeting in person that not even the longest virtual meeting can replicate."
 
Why Meeting Face-to-face Will Never Go out of Style http://bit.ly/1IJggwa

"The limitations of meeting virtually need to be recognized and observed in order to promote a healthy working relationship with associates.

There are biological, psychological, and emotional elements involved with meeting in person that not even the longest virtual meeting can replicate."

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Why Meeting Face-to-face Will Never Go out of Style http://bit.ly/1IJggwa

"The limitations of meeting virtually need to be recognized and observed in order to promote a healthy working relationship with associates.

There are biological, psychological, and emotional elements involved with meeting in person that not even the longest virtual meeting can replicate."

#virtualmeetings #googlehangouts #inperson #facetoface
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What do you say in a one minute pitch? What about five minutes? Longer? 
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When you’re pitching your business, the time allotted matters a great deal to what you should do and say. We lay out what should be included depending on the length of time available. What's your experiencing pitching for different lengths of time?
 
What to Say in Your 1, 5, 10, or 20 Minute Pitch (+ Tips from Successful Entrepreneurs!) http://bit.ly/1F21lNX

When you’re pitching your business, the time allotted will impact a great deal of what you should do and say.

If you’re going to have a five minute time block followed by a Q&A, you will need to approach that differently than if you’re giving a one-minute presentation.

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The 8 Most Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes http://bit.ly/1FpiFcA

Some accounting mistakes are minor, insignificant and—when they’re inevitably noticed by someone within your business—easy to correct. But others are more serious and could have a significant effect on your business’s financial health.

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How to Develop Your Business Strategy http://bit.ly/1GBJ8BV From Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry:

"Strategy is what you’re not doing. My favorite metaphor is the sculptor with a block of marble—the art is what he chips off the block, not what he leaves in."

#strategy #smallbusiness
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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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