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The Elevator Pitch: What, Why and How?

An elevator pitch is a concise introduction of a business, a product or a service. Learn why you need one and how to create it. Read more

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Financial Projections Template

Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement and more. Read more

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Infographic: 4 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand Online

In today's internet-driven world, word of mouth is simply not enough. You need to showcase your work and expertise even before you're hired. Read more

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Developing a PR Plan

Want to make sure your business name gets heard this year? You need to plan for PR. For most businesses, the new year is a time for assessment, goal setting and strategic Read more

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Balance Sheet Projection Template

Projecting your balance sheet can be quite a complex accounting problem, but that does not mean you need to be a professional accountant to do it or to benefit from the exercise. Read more

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Managing: Avoid Business Owner Burnout

April 16, 2011,

Choosing to go into business for you is a major decision that usually means a commitment to hard work and long hours. As you struggle to build your business, however, you also must be careful not to overdo it and succumb to business owner burnout.

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Starting: Don’t take the Leap!

April 13, 2011,

No matter how good the product is- or tastes!- you’ve got to understand what it takes to start and grow a business. You have to assess where you are in your life and think honestly about your ability to manage the uncertainty of starting up. If the timing isn’t right, then don’t force it.

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The Costs of Starting a Franchise

Not all franchisers are created equal. Some are scrupulous, and others are not. Some give lots of training and support and are easy to work with, and others don’t. Read more

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