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5 Ways To Grow Your Business (Without Venture Capital)
Apr07

5 Ways To Grow Your Business (Without Venture Capital)

Not long ago, I sat patiently in my CEO’s spare bedroom while his mother removed her belongings from the family desk so I could work there for the day. We had no corporate office, no employees and no paychecks. Luckily for us, what we did have was product/market fit and a couple hundred paying customers…

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BusinessPlanToday: Helping Entrepreneurs Turn Ideas Into Reality
Apr04

BusinessPlanToday: Helping Entrepreneurs Turn Ideas Into Reality

Small business owners and startup founders know how difficult it can be to translate big ideas onto paper. Especially if those papers are being presented to investors. Business plans are still standard fare when it comes to securing funding. Business plans are kind of like resumes or babysitting – they…

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5 Ways To Prepare For A Near-Perfect Product Launch
Jan29

5 Ways To Prepare For A Near-Perfect Product Launch

If someone asked you to cram a year’s worth of work into one week, could you do it? Would you? Any sane person would refuse the request, but hundreds of companies take on the challenge each year when launching new products. That means issues that would normally be mere annoyances — down servers, hour-long…

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7 Steps For Building A Successful Sales Process
Jan07

7 Steps For Building A Successful Sales Process

The best thing you can do to develop your sales process is to get out there as early as possible. That Lean Startup mentality works just as well in sales as it is for development. Spend a week, even a few days, picking up the phone and cold-calling your customers. During these early calls you’ll get a sense…

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10 Reasons To Write A Business Plan (Even If You Think You Don’t Need One)
Jan06

10 Reasons To Write A Business Plan (Even If You Think You Don’t Need One)

The biggest reason to write out a business plan regardless of any financing option concerns is that it can help you stay organized and remain on track. Businesses without a plan can easily get off-target, and revenues will suffer as a result. Creating a plan with expense projections, revenue forecasts…

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