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Business Planning 101: 5 Important Steps to Creating Your Business Plan

Business 101: 5 Important Steps to Creating Your Business Plan

Sometimes in life, it pays to leap before you look—but planning a business is not one of those times. No matter how clever you may be or how groundbreaking your business idea is, you can’t hit the ground running without a proper business plan. To get you started, we picked a few key areas that...

Setting Realistic Profit Expectations for Your New Business

Setting Realistic Profit Expectations for Your New Business

It is often said that there are two ways to get ahead in the corporate world. Either you climb a congested ladder, muscling your way to the top, or you purchase your own ladder. For those who purchase their own ladder, being the boss is a refreshing alternative to answering to others who hold...

Pivot your business

Why Your Small Business Needs to Pivot

Why Your Small Business Needs to Pivot When Jim Kolb bought a floral shop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he decided to name his business Oshkosh House of Flowers. But over time, Kolb and his team felt that the word “Oshkosh” in the name of the business limited his shop to an Oshkosh customer base. With...