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Grant for Virginia Construction Companies

Grant Money for Virginia Construction Companies Are you a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) construction company owner in Virginia? Do you (or can you) get business with the Virginia Department of Transportation? Then here’s a program for you. The Virginia Department of Transportation has a division called the […]

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Money for Maryland Companies Interested in Exporting

Money for Maryland Companies Interested in Exporting I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jessica Reynolds of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. We discussed Maryland’s ExportMD grant program. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. The state of Maryland has grant funds for early stage and mature companies that […]

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Business Plan Tip – Selecting a Target Market

Business Plan Tip – Selecting a Target Market I was on a forum recently and someone asked the question “How do I select the right target market to pursue?” As a business plan writer, I believe companies should go after 2 target markets. LOW HANGING FRUIT – […]

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After You’re Financed – Getting Money Is Just the Beginning

After You’re Financed – Getting Money Is Just the Beginning You may think it’s all over now that you’ve received financing, but your journey has just begun. Your reputation as an entrepreneur depends upon your ability to effectively take $1 invested by banks or institutional investors and […]

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How to Handle Setbacks – When Your Business Plan Doesn’t Match Reality

How to Handle Setbacks – When Your Business Plan Doesn’t Match Reality You’ve written a stellar business plan and set out to achieve your goals. You’re hustling and working on your daily activities but nothing’s happening for months and months….(maybe even years). You believe in your business […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Aren’t Funding Your Company

The Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Aren’t Funding Your Company Did you know that there were 64,380 companies that received $21.3 billion in 2016? (Stat is provided by the Center for Venture Research). Historically, only 15% of companies that are seeking money receive investment. There are 5 […]

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Top 11 Questions Investors Will Want Answered During Your Presentation

The Top 11 Questions Investors Will Want Answered during Your Presentation During the investment presentation, these are questions that you’ll need to answer. All of the information is within your well-crafted, investable business plan. Simply review these questions and be sure that the answers are layered throughout […]

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7 Financial Questions to Answer in Your Business Plan

7 Financial Questions to Answer in Your Business Plan Whether you’re requesting funding or just growing your business, a great business plan has a strong financial section. It includes the Profit & Loss statement, Break Even Analysis, and much more. Although you may not be a math […]

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Business Plan and Implementation Document (B-PAID)

Business Plan and Implementation Document (B-PAID) B-PAID, or Business Plan and Implementation Document, is a new term I heard from a gentleman named Jullien Gordon. Business plans aren’t meant to be written and then placed on a shelf. They are meant to be implemented. Within a business […]

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Hypergrowth Business Plans

Hypergrowth Business Plans The first question you may ask me is “What’s a hypergrowth company?” It’s a company that doubles its revenues every 2-5 years (or 20%-50% per year). Hypergrowth companies have extraordinary revenue growth but also unique challenges. The best companies have controlled and deliberate growth. […]

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