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The Market Opportunity Section of Your Business Plan

The Market Opportunity Section of Your Business Plan The first section of your investable business plan is the Market Opportunity section. Let’s start with the bad news. The chances of obtaining all the market opportunity information being in one single database waiting to be extracted and used […]

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Business Plan Tip: Fear of Missing Out

Business Plan Tip: Don’t Fear FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, is a great concern for many small business owners. We are concerned about missing the next big trend and how that will affect us 2, 5, 10 years from now. However, […]

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The Real Reason No One’s Giving You Money

The Real Reason No One’s Giving You Money Here’s an excerpt from my book, Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed. Enjoy! Most entrepreneurs are unsuccessful in their pursuit of business financing for one of the following reasons: 1. Their idea won’t be profitable enough to interest […]

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Implementing Your Business Plan

Implementing Your Business Plan One of my mentors, Jim Rohn, says “The definition of success is doing a few simple disciplines every single day. Failure is a few errors in judgement made every single day.” In business, implementation is key to success. Many focus on writing a […]

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Business Plans for Crowdfunding

Business Plans for Crowdfunding I recently had a client ask me about using his business plan for crowdfunding purposes. What is crowdfunding? I explain crowdfunding in terms of my grandmother’s church. For years, their church had a building fund. The fund would be used, for example, to […]

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Creating a SWOT Analysis for Your Business Plan

Creating a SWOT Analysis for Your Business Plan Many business plans and strategic plans feature a SWOT analysis. What’s a SWOT analysis? I simply define it as a way of gauging your internal Strengths and Weaknesses plus the external Opportunities and Threats in the market place. In […]

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Where are the Funds? Washington, DC’s Top Sources of Small Business Funding

Washington, DC’s Top Sources of Small Business Funding Sources As a business plan writer, I often receive emails, phone calls, and LinkedIn requests from local Washington, DC companies seeking funds to grow their organizations. There are a number of different places entrepreneurs can go to raise capital. […]

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Top 7 Pitch Deck Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Top 7 Pitch Deck Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make You’re excited to present your idea to an ideal angel investor. Your business is worthy of investment. You’ve created a pitch deck (or investor presentation) requesting $2 million for expansion capital. What can go wrong? Plenty. Here are 7 pitch […]

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Writing Business Plans for Food Manufacturers

Writing Business Plans for Food Manufacturers You’re an entrepreneur that’s created a great food item – how do you write a business plan to attract investors? I have 3 quick tips for you in your quest to get funding:   1. Discuss why your business (not necessarily […]

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Business Plans for Non-profit Organizations

Business Plans for Non-profit Organizations I’ve received many calls recently from non-profit organizations seeking funding. Non-profit organizations are the backbone of our society. They help us when we’re in need, support our neighbors during natural disasters, provide resources to our kids when they’re sick, and protect environmental […]

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