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Writing Your First Business Plan: 4 Things You Need to Know If you’re about to tackle writing your first business plan, you’ve probably got more questions than you do answers. Where do I start? How much is enough information? How much is too much? Embarking on the process of writing a business plan can be daunting at best and downright
Podcast: Selling a Business The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Norm Silverstein will discuss some of
One of the biggest success factors when opening your own business is proper planning. Here are six questions to ask yourself before opening a business. Who Will You Sell To? The more narrowly you can define your target market, the better. Whether it’s urban moms with children
Buying a Business The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Norm Silverstein will discuss some of
Defining the Series LLC Limited liability companies (LLCS) come in a variety of shapes and sizes: single-member LLCs, manger-managed LLCs, multiple-member LLCs, low-profit LCCs (L3Cs), member-managed LLCs. The list goes on. But of all the various ways someone can structure an LLC, the least understood LLC is the
Guide to Sample Business Plans and Templates Starting or expanding a business? Looking for small business loans, venture capital, angel investors or other financial backing?  Then you need a business plan, plain and simple. Every successful startup begins with a sound business plan.
Choosing the Business Idea That’s Right For You: 4 Important Questions to Ask For a certain breed of entrepreneurially-minded people, coming up with new business ideas is like a never-ending parlor game. They come to you at the grocery store, in the shower, and over dinner. You start way too many sentences with the phrase, “I have a business idea.” You even get
What You Must Know About Business Valuation What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong.
Getting Started with Your Small Business So, have you decided you’re ready to enter the business world and launch your small business? Wondering where to start? Here are a few considerations to address to make sure you get you going in the right direction. Writing a Business Plan
Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, financial ratios, cost of goods sold, amortization and depreciation for your small business.

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