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National Business Plan Competitions for Entrepreneurs
By Joshua Stowers | June 17, 2022

A great business model is one of the first steps in starting a business. Entrepreneurs need to bring their best ideas to win a business plan contest.

How to Conduct a Market Analysis for Your Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 15, 2022

A market analysis informs you about your industry and what you need to do to compete within it. Learn how to conduct one the right way.

The Skinny Business Plan
By Adam Uzialko | April 14, 2022

While every business needs a business plan, you don't need a novel to tell the story of your business. Instead, your business plan should be a living, changing document that focuses on the most...

5 Steps for Writing an Executive Summary
By Skye Schooley | April 14, 2022

Learn how to write an executive summary for your business plan and what should be included.

6 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer
By Adam Uzialko | April 14, 2022

Investors, mentors and advisers all look for different things when listening to a business plan. Here are 6 questions they feel every successful pitch should answer.

10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | April 14, 2022

Considering opening a salon? Here's everything you should know before proceeding.

Business Plan Tools for Startups and Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | April 14, 2022

There are many ways to create a business plan. Here are business plan templates, software, apps and services to help you get started.

Make Sustainability Part of Your Business Model
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 03, 2022

Learn how to embrace planet-friendly business practices while still doing great business.

Guide to Creating a Business Plan With Template
By Skye Schooley | February 25, 2022

To make your business idea a reality, you need a business plan. Check out these simple business plan templates to get started. 

Thriving Small Businesses Boost Real Estate Values, Research Shows
By Chad Brooks | October 12, 2021

In areas with successful small businesses, real estate value increases.