Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

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 ...


The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

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...


Six Simple Questions To Guide Your Business Plans

While the key factor in winning is the ability to stick with your plan, it makes sense that you start with the best plan possible. Our experiences working with clients on strategic planning and execut...


The First Five Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Despite the times of austerity and the threat of a triple dip recession, many new businesses are actually thriving, especially online. The ones that are succeeding are those that are flexible and able...


5 Crucial Steps for Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business takes a lot of courage, time and creativity. You have to take a big risk personally and financially. As you take the leap, make sure you are also crossing your t’s and dotting yo...


S.I.N.- The Formula For AN Entrepreneur

What does S.I.N. have to do with being an entrepreneur?  This formula serves as the basis for all new and growing endeavors. You don’t even have to confess this Sin.  Sin translates to Seek Wisdom...


Top 5 Reasons Why Your Current Business Plan Isn’t Good Enough

I talk to a number of aspiring entrepreneurs every day, and a number of them have the same problem:  They can’t get needed funding to start or grow their business.  “There just isn’t any money...


Win or Lose: Business Plan Competitions Important to Building Operations Side of a Start-up

The importance of business plan competitions cannot be overstated for cash-strapped start-ups. And in a year when the SBIR program could be in for a significant change that might make it difficult for...


NYS Business Plan Competition: Key Factor to Increasing Investment in New York Start-ups?

“In 2011, Governor Cuomo charged every region of our state with developing a strategic plan to prioritize the region’s economic development efforts and to capitalize on its strengths. Across t...


Deadline March 29th: New York State Business Plan Competition

The College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at the University at Albany, UAlbany’s School of Business, the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer, and Syracuse Universi...