This week’s top stories include small business advice covering the following four topics:
- The 4 Nonnegotiable Traits of a Strong Personal Brand
- Three Questions Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Bringing In
- How to Prepare and Write the Perfect Business Plan for Your Company
- I'm an Amazon seller and I experienced how Amazon's hidden fees and crushing requirements choke out small businesses
Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.
Entrepreneurship has changed in recent years and why you may no longer need to write the classic version of a business plan.
If you want to scare a bunch of business-school students, show them what it really takes to be an entrepreneur.
The Planning Fallacy States That People Often Overestimate the Amount of Time They Have to Complete A Task and Underestimate the Amount of Time It Will Take to Do So.
Most guides on building a business involve the same sort of rehashed content. The thing is a lot of these pieces of advice aren’t true. They’re either misinterpreted by the new entrepreneur or they’re completely wrong.
The mindset of “execute the plan” should be more accurately stated as “Plan as you execute” to reinforce the idea that businesses need to test assumptions.
The role of CEO and President, and sometimes Chairman of the Board are often used interchangeably. In a small business this might be true, but each title has a different set of duties.
What if you had a crystal ball that would let you see into the future to see if demand for your product or service was going to get stronger or weaker with time. Well, you can stop wishing. There is such a tool.
When it comes to pricing, many startups price their products too low. In any business there will be a range of opinions about pricing. Unfortunately, that's often all there is.
Business Plans vs. Business Models – When No Plan Survives First Contact With Customers Inc42By: Steve Blank I was catching up with an ex-graduate student at my favorite coffee place in Menlo Park. These guys had spent 4 months writing a 60-page business plan with 12 pages of spreadsheets. It was an exquisitely crafted plan. The problem […]