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Starting a Small Business Use this guide from SCORE Lancaster to plan for your new small business.
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business.
What’s the state of small business startups? A new report out from LegalZoom and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Startup Environment Index 2012, polled over 1,400 entrepreneurs who legally formed businesses last year. Here’s some of what they found: The most popular
Do you dream of starting your own business, but feel like you can’t because you don’t have a great new product idea? It might seem like you have to come up with a game-changing concept like Facebook or the iPod to have a successful startup, but the reality is far different. A
Rules of Engagement When considering doing business overseas, it isn’t enough to just perform country and market research. To effectively explore a country for possible business opportunities, you have to take a scouting trip. It should be a well-planned, one-to-two week affair designed to introduce your
What do you do when your money runs out? Where can you go for funding? Will you be able to raise enough capital to get you where you need to go? How fast will it take to raise the cash, and will you be able to do so before your funds dwindle? When starting a business you need to
Starting your own business is a great achievement, but it can also be a solitary one. As the “Chief Everything Officer,” everything rests on your shoulders—sales, marketing, business admin, information technology, taxes, accounting and keeping pace with business laws and
I am very optimistic about 2013. There are several indicators that suggest this new year will bring greater economic growth and opportunity. The climate is still challenging, however, for startups, there are lots of appealing trends. If you’re like me, you’ve been reading all about
Note: This month I am passing on the advice of SCORE mentor, angel investor and CFO extraordinaire, Hal Shelton. Hal’s 11 commandments for writing a business plan extract the most important thinking and actions of the business plan process. Click here for commandments focusing on the
If you want yourself and your business concept to be taken seriously, avoid these commonly-seen mistakes in your business plan. Unrealistic Assumptions 1. Market share too high for a startup, e.g. 10%. 2. Starting three lines of business at once, rather than succeeding at one before

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