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10 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon
By Sammi Caramela | June 16, 2020

If you're thinking about opening a salon, these 10 tips will be critical in helping you develop an effective, successful business plan.

By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

OnDeck is the best alternative lender for bad-credit loans because of its low credit score minimum, long loan terms and scheduled repayments.

By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

Kabbage is the best non-bank provider of credit lines because it offers an automatic online approval process and great customer service.

Free Business Plan Templates for Startups
By Jennifer Post | March 17, 2020

Every new business needs a business plan to guide its growth. These free business plan templates will help you get started.

Wise Business Plans
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

Wise Business Plans is a business plan writing service. The company provides custom business plans to entrepreneurs and businesses. Business plans are custom written by accomplished MBA writers,...

By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

LivePlan gets high marks for its extensive business plan software features. Learn more about this company's resources, including market analysis, in our review.

By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

GoSmallBiz is ideal business plan software for startups. The software has all of the tools that new entrepreneurs need to create a business plan that will guide them toward success.

By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

Enloop is a free, online business plan software application that gives you access to business and market analysis databases. Read more about it in our review.

By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020 offers a contemporary online interface that is simple to use while also providing enough flexibility for the advanced user. The software allows other collaborators to access, edit and...

How to Write the Financial Section of a Business Plan
By Joshua Stowers | February 06, 2020

The financial section of your business plan is crucial to recruiting investors and lenders.

10 Challenges of Writing a Business Plan
By Skye Schooley | January 22, 2020

Resolve the most common challenges of writing a business plan.

Writing a Business Plan? Do These 5 Things First
By Howard Wen | January 14, 2020

Are you ready to write a business plan and launch your new company? Follow these five steps to ensure your business plan is comprehensive.

The Power That Small Businesses Wield
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2020

Small businesses significantly impact big businesses. As a small business owner, learn how to use that influence to your advantage.

The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Great Business Plan
By Sean Peek | December 23, 2019

A business plan is your roadmap to success. Here are key tips for writing a good one

National Business Plan Competitions for Entrepreneurs
By Joshua Stowers | November 17, 2019

Want to be the best entrepreneur? Find out how to win the next business plan competition.

How to Run a Business in Florida
By Adam Uzialko | June 20, 2019

What do you need to know to run a small business in Florida?

Make Sustainability Part of Your Business Model
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 25, 2019

Developing a business with sustainability at its core can provide several benefits down the line, like operating under a shared mission or authentic marketing.

Clothing Rental Businesses Making Leasing Fashion Easy
By Nicole Fallon | January 23, 2019

Over the last decade, the online fashion rental industry has boomed, giving budget-conscious fashionistas the chance to flaunt high-end designer couture at a fraction of the price. Here are just a...

6 Questions Every Business Plan Should Answer
By Business News Daily Editor | January 23, 2019

What investors, mentors and advisers look for in business plans.

The Skinny Business Plan
By Business News Daily Editor | January 17, 2019

You might need a detailed business plan for investors, but for the vast majority of small businesses, the new business plan is on a diet.

Superior Customer Service Turns Crisis into Opportunity
By Business News Daily Editor | January 16, 2019

Do your best to serve the customer and turn a negative situation into a positive one.

The Best Online Business Plans
By Chad Brooks | January 11, 2019

Creating a business plan is easier than ever...

Your Small Business Needs a Corporate Social Responsibility Report
By Carlyann Edwards | June 15, 2018

Corporate social responsibility can help small businesses improve profits, be more productive and expand brand awareness, but only if you tell people your policies.

Business Plan Tools for Startups and Small Businesses
By Sara Angeles | May 04, 2018

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

Behind the Business Plan: Getable
By Adam Uzialko | November 18, 2017

Founder Tim Hyer goes Behind the Business Plan to discuss Getable's birth and success in leasing construction equipment.

Could 'Doing Good' Be Bad for Your Business?
By Chad Brooks | June 09, 2017

A new study finds that businesses implementing socially responsible initiatives hurts their bottom line.

Behind the Business Plan: Luca + Danni
By Adam Uzialko | May 24, 2016

Fred Magnanimi goes behind the business plan to discuss his handcrafted jewelry manufacturer, Luca + Danni, which he founded as a tribute to his brother, whom passed away after a year-long fight with...

Behind the Business Plan: Little Earth Productions
By Adam Uzialko | April 06, 2016

Ava DeMarco, co-founder of Little Earth Productions, shares the story of how the sports apparel manufacturer grew from a backyard startup to a thriving business.

Behind the Business Plan: Playwire
By Adam Uzialko | March 31, 2016

Playwire co-founder Jayson Dubin goes behind the business plan to discuss his video advertising platform with Business News Daily.

Behind the Business Plan: Greyhours
By Adam Uzialko | March 28, 2016

Emrah Yuceer, co-founder of watchmaker Greyhours, told Business News Daily about the company's high-end watchmaking operation and how it is able to keep prices low for consumers.