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How to Use a Business Plan Template as a Resume Writing Tactic

How to Use a Business Plan Template as a Resume Writing Tactic

| April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments

Young professionals, with an entrepreneurial mindset, like us, should take advantage of traditional business management tools as tactics in our career planning strategy. I believe professionals should start implementing a “business management” framework to assess their career goals and define objectives with one clear end in mind: a tailored resume that highlights your top talent […]

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Do You Really Need a Business Plan to Start Your Own Business?

Do You Really Need a Business Plan to Start Your Own Business?

| March 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

Some people argue that, before you start your own business, you need to have a solid business plan. You need to have a mission, a strategy and quarterly plus annual objectives. You need to know exactly what you’re going to offer your future customers, how much you’re going to charge them and how you’re going […]

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10 Ways to Build a Booming Business in Less Than a Decade

10 Ways to Build a Booming Business in Less Than a Decade

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There’s stiff competition out there for nearly every business, but you don’t have to wait half a lifetime to succeed with your startup. Done right, you can see major business success in just a few years. Try these top tactics for quickly building a booming business that’s based on a strong foundation and built […]

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Create a Bulletproof Mission Plan

Create a Bulletproof Mission Plan

| February 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

In this exercise, you will work through a mock mission plan related to either your business or personal life — for example, to launch a new product, service, or venue, or to lose weight. Part 1: Select a Target that FITS Use the FITS process (Fit, Importance, Timing, and Simplicity) to analyze your potential targets […]

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How College Business Plan Competitions Can Help Your Career

How College Business Plan Competitions Can Help Your Career

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

College business plan competitions are widespread and are held in most areas at least once per year. Most people assume that business plan competitions are helpful only for undergraduate and MBA students who want to become entrepreneurs. To the contrary, business plan competitions benefit anyone who wants to start their career on the right foot. […]

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Why Startups No Longer need a Business Plan

Why Startups No Longer need a Business Plan

| December 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

The taxonomy of a startup has shifted over the past decade. As entrepreneurs leave behind traditional paradigms of “business” and foster an environment conducive to sustainable and equitable growth. The picture emerging from the exploration of traditional structures, formal and informal, is that the nature of the startups and its interaction with consumers, besides being […]

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10 Tips They Probably Won’t Teach you in Business School

10 Tips They Probably Won’t Teach you in Business School

| November 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

1.) How to listen well Active listening is perhaps one of the most powerful things a person in sales or business can learn. It’s rare in this world that one seeks to understand before being understood, as Steven Covey said.  If we’re to create great products and services that our customers want, we have to […]

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You Inherited the Family Business… Now What?

You Inherited the Family Business… Now What?

| September 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The baton is passed; the papers are signed; the nameplate on the door has been changed. The family business is now your business, and what you do with it over the next few months will help chart its course for generations to come. In an ideal situation, you’ve had plenty of exposure to the business […]

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Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

| May 17, 2013 | 3 Comments

Getting a new business off the ground is never easy.  Increase your chances of success by avoiding these common business plan mistakes. 1. Giving top-down financial projections Don’t base your entire business plan on capturing a certain percentage of the market.  Your investors will think that you are being far too optimistic, and your chances […]

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The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

| April 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Whether you’re training for a marathon or have a dream of taking your business public, one of the most essential tools to success is writing down your goals. A business plan can help visualize every aspect of making your business successful. It tells you if your business makes sense or is viable. It helps you […]

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