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Your business plan should be what a banker or venture capitalist expects to see, presented in the order they expect to see it in.

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To make the best impression on banks and investors, your business plan should be presented in the standard business plan format.
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QUESTION: Are you nervous when meeting new people? What has helped you combat it?

How to Network When Meeting New People Is Your Biggest Fear

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How to Effectively Evaluate an Employee's Performance http://bit.ly/1N55s9y

"We measure through regular review of our client deliverables, their role in client efforts, stability of the production changes/platform, best practices, and feedback from the client."

How do you evaluate your employees?

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Planning For 2016 As A Small Business Owner? Here's Where To Focus http://yhoo.it/1K3VBGF #smallbusiness
According to small business expert Sabrina Parsons of Palo Alto Software , annual planning is all about trends and tools. Credibly asked Parsons to provide some tips for small and medium-sized businesses ...
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POST A COMMENT: Are you worried about making mistakes while starting your business?

Most people feel that way at the beginning. Here, a seasoned entrepreneur offers his tips.

Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make on Day 1
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The world is changing fast.

If you're thinking about starting a small business, you should know what industries are going to change so that you can change with them!



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If you haven't settled on a business idea yet, what about starting a business in an industry that will be in demand in the future? Here's how to find a small business opportunity that's right for you.
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What Are Entrepreneurs Thankful For? http://bit.ly/1URgHIt

Every year has its ups and downs, and small business owners know that better than most.

They also know it’s never a bad idea to take a pause and count their blessings.

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The Small Business Starter Kit: everything you need to go from idea to execution. http://bit.ly/1Tb7XzD

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Twelve companies who specialize in starting businesses tell you everything you need to know to take your business from great idea to reality.
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POST A COMMENT: If you're planning on opening an online boutique, what do you hope to sell in it?

The Complete Guide to Starting an Online Boutique



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Are You Using the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business? http://bit.ly/1JFtL31

"The right eCommerce platform will open doors to new markets and help your business find new customers."

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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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