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“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney http://buff.ly/18s1QT8 #womeninbusiness #breaktherules #success
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"The best way to become a more successful young leader is to disregard it as your goal and focus on your learning journey." Do you think you should focus on being a leader as a goal, or focus on your own path and leadership will come? http://bit.ly/1DBdCow
 
Top 15 Tips to Be a More Successful Young Leader http://bit.ly/1EU4qLH

"One of the most valuable skills I have learned throughout my career is that if you want to be a young leader, you need to be both focused and curious."

Are you a young leader? What important things have you learned? #leadership #millenials #youngleaders
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Our COO Noah Parsons offers six options to consider to get your business off the ground:
Credit card financing
Small-business bank loans
Municipal economic development loans
Crowdfunding
Factoring
Friends and family

Have you used any of these funding methods? Is there something you'd add to the list?
 
"You may have written a business plan, done your market research, and discovered everything you need to know to start your business, but without some cash in the bank, getting up and running can be a real challenge." http://bit.ly/1arbxBX

Our COO Noah Parsons offers six options to consider to get your business off the ground:
Credit card financing
Small-business bank loans
Municipal economic development loans
Crowdfunding
Factoring
Friends and family

Have you used any of these funding methods? Is there something you'd add to the list?
Credit: photosteve101 via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Getting a business off the ground is almost impossible if you don’t know
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Top 15 Tips to Be a More Successful Young Leader http://bit.ly/1EU4qLH

"One of the most valuable skills I have learned throughout my career is that if you want to be a young leader, you need to be both focused and curious."

Are you a young leader? What important things have you learned? #leadership #millenials #youngleaders
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4 Easy Steps to Increase Your Business's Online Security

Do not put the security of your business's information at risk—take the necessary steps to ensure that your business is secure.
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"One way to learn is to follow the greats (aka the big brands) who through trial and error—or careful planning—have enjoyed great success on various social channels." What brands do you try to emulate on social media? #socialmedia #oreo #tacobell #oldspice http://bit.ly/1FZ9H8r
 
3 Strategies to Inspire Your Social Media Marketing http://bit.ly/1zhmDOw

Social media has become one of the most important outreach and marketing channels available to brands, which in turn means that it's important to have a social media strategy as a core part of your overall marketing plan.

#oreo #oldspice #tacobell
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"The best way to become a more successful young leader is to disregard it as your goal and focus on your learning journey." Do you think you should focus on being a leader as a goal, or focus on your own path and leadership will come? http://bit.ly/1DBdCow
 
Top 15 Tips to Be a More Successful Young Leader http://bit.ly/1EU4qLH

"One of the most valuable skills I have learned throughout my career is that if you want to be a young leader, you need to be both focused and curious."

Are you a young leader? What important things have you learned? #leadership #millenials #youngleaders
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SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 5: Turning Your SWOT Analysis into Actionable Strategies http://bit.ly/1A68k5y

Our #SWOT challenge was designed to give #entrepreneurs a look at their business. Once you have completed your SWOT analysis, here's how to proceed.
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"You may have written a business plan, done your market research, and discovered everything you need to know to start your business, but without some cash in the bank, getting up and running can be a real challenge." http://bit.ly/1arbxBX

Our COO Noah Parsons offers six options to consider to get your business off the ground:
Credit card financing
Small-business bank loans
Municipal economic development loans
Crowdfunding
Factoring
Friends and family

Have you used any of these funding methods? Is there something you'd add to the list?
Credit: photosteve101 via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Getting a business off the ground is almost impossible if you don’t know
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SWOT Analysis Challenge Day 4: How to Identify Threats

Every business owner should sit down and conduct a #SWOT analysis, which gives you an inside look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that can impact your business.
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"One way to learn is to follow the greats (aka the big brands) who through trial and error—or careful planning—have enjoyed great success on various social channels." What brands do you try to emulate on social media? #socialmedia #oreo #tacobell #oldspice http://bit.ly/1FZ9H8r
 
3 Strategies to Inspire Your Social Media Marketing http://bit.ly/1zhmDOw

Social media has become one of the most important outreach and marketing channels available to brands, which in turn means that it's important to have a social media strategy as a core part of your overall marketing plan.

#oreo #oldspice #tacobell
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This list salutes the creative social content of
-Oreo
-Old Spice
-Taco Bell
Which big companies have a social media strategy that you admire? http://bit.ly/1FZ9H8r
 
3 Strategies to Inspire Your Social Media Marketing http://bit.ly/1zhmDOw

Social media has become one of the most important outreach and marketing channels available to brands, which in turn means that it's important to have a social media strategy as a core part of your overall marketing plan.

#oreo #oldspice #tacobell
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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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