Business Plans

Top 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Top 5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Having worked with myriad entrepreneurs over the years, some mistakes they make come up over and over again. With that in mind, we thought we should show you these common mistakes, and why they are not the best route to take. Here are the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make. *Business is hard, and even the most experienced entrepreneurs make these common mistakes! Entrepreneur Mistake #1: sticking with one idea. The old saying, “stick with what works” can mean stagnation instead of growth. Your best idea got you there, but you need to keep exploring new ideas. The best sports team doesn’t… Continue Reading

3 Lessons from George Washington the Entrepreneur

3 Lessons from George Washington the Entrepreneur

Most Americans are familiar with the life of our first President, George Washington. However, what many do not know is that Washington was also a successful entrepreneur. In addition to his military and political careers, he was one of the nation’s most successful businessmen. In honor of what would be Washington’s 284th birthday, here are three lessons we can learn from our country’s first great leader. #1 Benefits of Investing in Civil Growth George Washington understood the importance of investing in civil projects that would benefit the economy as a whole. In 1785, Washington helped found the Potomac Company which… Continue Reading

Why Your Core Values Are Essential to Your Company's Success

Why Your Core Values Are Essential to Your Company’s Success

Having a firm understanding of your core values is essential to your company’s success. Not only that, but honoring those core values is necessary as well. While you may experience some level of success when you do something out-of-character or sacrifice your values for the sake of attaining results, you have to question yourself. Is that truly success? Revenues may have increased, but are you successful based on your definition or someone else’s? The greatest success is when you live life on your terms and stay true to yourself. Here are three ways your core values are essential to your… Continue Reading

Benefits of Going Green for Your Business

Benefits of Going Green for Your Business

Going green is not only good for the environment. It can also be good for business. Establishing more eco-friendly practices can offer a number of commercially wise advantages, from bottom-line cost savings to an outstanding market advantage. Consider these ten benefits of going green, and see how efforts toward sustainability can help boost business. #1 Reduce Waste and Decrease Costs By reducing your energy usage, you’ll ultimately save on resources and associated costs which will improve the overall efficiency of your business operations. Try turning off unneeded lights at the office to reduce monthly bills and printing on both sides… Continue Reading

How to Handle Staff Sickness This Cold and Flu Season

How to Handle Staff Sickness This Cold and Flu Season

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes, it is difficult to predict the exact severity and timing of flu season in the United States. Yet, despite uncertainties about when seasonal illnesses may strike your staff, it’s important to be prepared in order to minimize any adverse impacts on your business operations. Here are a few helpful tips to keep things running smoothly amidst the sneezes and sniffles. Plan Ahead for Employee Absences While you may be lucky and navigate through winter without your staff succumbing to colds or the flu, it still pays to be ready. Offering your… Continue Reading

Tips for Staying Focused Amidst Holiday Madness

Tips for Staying Focused Amidst Holiday Madness

There is no denying the holiday season can bring with it a certain kind of madness. Here are six tips you can follow to help you stay focused during a season that’s intended for peace and joy. At the end of the day, you still have a business to run, so make sure you are prepared to stay on top of everything despite the chaos. Tip #1: Make a Staffing Plan Make a concrete staffing plan for the holidays so you know exactly who is working on what, plus any goals that need to be accomplished. Make sure everyone —… Continue Reading

how to secure funding for your startup

How to Secure Funding for Your Startup

So, you have an amazing idea for a business. There’s just one obstacle: the money to launch it. Fortunately, you have many ways to secure funding for your startup if you are willing to research and take the necessary steps to convince investors, banks or regular people. Four ways of acquiring funds for your startup business include venture capital, angel funding, Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loans and crowdfunding. Venture Capital Take a formal approach when you try to gain funding from venture capital groups. To find venture capital opportunities, browse through websites such as National Venture Capital Association. Don’t… Continue Reading

Scalable Business Planning Strategies for Your Startup

Scalable Business Planning Strategies for Your Startup

Most entrepreneurs have grand dreams in mind when starting a new business, and you may envision your business taking off with incredible levels of success. Of course, it is necessary to develop a business plan that is functional for your current needs, but you also need to leave plenty of room in your plan for growth and development. With this in mind, you may be wondering how to develop a functional, scalable business plan for your startup. These points will help you to improve your efforts so that you can foster the growth you desire for your business. Choose Business… Continue Reading

OMG! What's The Focus? Is Your Go-To Guidebook for Results

OMG! What’s The Focus? Is Your Go-To Guidebook for Results

Independent business owners often struggle to find focus. A Bestseller on Amazon, OMG! What’s the Focus, aka OMG! WTF?,  compiles key business advice from three seasoned business coaches into 200 pages of actionable goals and insight. For those swimming in the challenges of operating their own business, OMG! WTF? serves as an operational guidebook, assisting readers with tackling major business hurdles. Get started now and start reading OMG! WTF? Or, learn more below. Keep Your Focus and Develop a Plan OMG! WTF? presents a targeted, goal-oriented strategy that captivates and motivates you. Within 10 chapters, you will have a plan… Continue Reading

3 Reasons You Don't Need a Business Plan

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Business Plan

Are you starting your own business? If so, there are probably two words that keep floating around in your head. We’re talking a business plan. Business plans are essentially the “blueprint” to your goals and dreams. But while crafting a well-thought-out business plan is important, you don’t have to spend months compiling 100-plus pages of text, graphs and the like to be successful. So, do you really need a business plan after all? maybe not. Here are three reasons why you don’t need a business plan. 1. There’s Only So Much You Can Plan For You can spend months devising a… Continue Reading

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