Are you falling into these business planning pitfalls? What is more important Passion or Planning? What is a Business Plan, is it really a sales tool? Business planning, whether you are a start-up company, an entrepreneur, a stay-at-home mom, or you simply have a great idea; business planning is absolutely necessary.
Often time people think business plans have to be really extravagant, however, that is not always the case. Depending on what type of business you're planning,
Buying a Business? Make sure these are on your checklist! Why does the current owner want to sell the business? What type of growth potential does this business have? How is the business doing? If the business is in decline, think about how you will be able to make it successful? Be sure to carefully examine the audited year-end financial statements for the business? Review the tax returns of the business for the past five years. Remember: you may need an attorney to review t
We posted an earlier post entitled "Direct Mail.....Is it for my business?" That post detailed the do's of using direct mail. As promised.... here are the Don'ts of direct mail! Don't: Forget to use a sample first! Throw too much information at the addressee Use language or terminology that the addressee will not understand. Forget that a successful campaign will increase the workload.
Who Needs a Business Pitch? Every Business! Whether just beginning, in the growth phase, or are thinking of selling your business. Every business owner needs a Business Pitch. What is a Business Pitch? A business pitch is your business’s message connection to the world. A business pitch summarizes the most important details about your business, without overwhelming your audience. Are you pitching an investor, bank, or business partner for funding? A business pitch is definite
With the holidays approaching, a lot of people will be spending time with loved ones. There will be a lot of festivities, and I encourage everyone to look for the positive in the Holiday Season.
For some there may be a lingering legal issue on their mind, while others had a list of things to accomplish by year end and is not even close to complete. Those tasks and issues will still be there. Try to enjoy time with your family and make a plan to hit 2015 with a positive "can
Do you think your business will market better through direct mail? Read the Do's and Dont's of using direct mail for business. With so many privacy acts and laws these days a business has a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to market using direct mail. A review of some of the Do's and Dont's will help you get started. Dos and Don'ts for Using Direct Mail Do: Consult with an attorney about any privacy laws or regulations your business may be subject to. Research you