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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.
In this fun and informative seminar, USA TODAY columnist and author of The Small Business Bible, Steve Strauss, and Amine Khechfe, general manager and co-founder of Endicia, show you how to take your business global. Topics to be discussed include: Why this is the best — and
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs 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. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his
This free online business workshop will help you understand why a market analysis is necessary for your business and provide instruction on how to conduct your research. It will also provide case studies and worksheets to help you start your analysis today.  
This free online business workshop will provide an overview of different legal structures and help you decide which is best for your company.  
You’re planning for your business’s future—but what about your own? While small business owners put their companies’ finances first and foremost, too many of them ignore their own financial planning, a study from TD Ameritrade has found. TD Ameritrade’s Self-

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