Business Planning

  • How to Create an Effective Executive Summary

    An Executive Summary opens doors and arranges meetings with investors. A Business Plan describes your proposal in detail, while the Executive Summary precisely briefs the reader about what your plans are to make your business stand out from the competitors...
    By Molly Chandy August 4, 2011 

  • Sample Floor Plans for a Restaurant Layout

    Opening a restaurant is not as simple as choosing a name and deciding on a menu. With a number of vital decisions to be made, planning your restaurant design does not have to be a chore. These sample restaurant floor plans allow you to express your creativity...
    By Mary Rajotte July 28, 2011 

  • Different Methods Used to Track Business Budgets

    There are various ways to track a business budget from traditional methods such as pen and pencil, to spreadsheets such as Excel or OpenOffice. There is of course traditional accounting software you can use, such as Peachtree. Knowing about these methods...
    By Mike White July 27, 2011 

  • Running a Small Business on an Even Smaller Budget: Where Can You Cut Corners?

    In an increasingly competitive and highly sensitive pricing environment, businesses that cut expenditures often thrive. The key to success lies in reviewing every single line item of expenditures and making the necessary adjustments.
    By N Nayab July 24, 2011 

  • How to Prevent Your eBay Business From Failing

    Numerous eBay businesses fail every year for a variety of reasons. Read and implement these tips to improve your chances of running a successful eBay business.
    By J. Smith June 27, 2011 

  • Four Ways of Increasing Your Local Business’ Online Presence

    Establishing an online presence for your business is very important in this digital age. Without one, you are missing out on a large number of potential customers.
    By J. Smith June 27, 2011 

  • Top 3 Business Plan Software Applications for Startups

    Every startup business needs to write a business plan. This article introduces three of the top business plan software startup applications to help you write the best plan possible for your startup business.
    By KAFrancis June 26, 2011 

  • Business Entity Planning Worksheet

    If you’re not sure which direction your business should go, use this business entity planning worksheet to get you on the right track. Using this, you’ll consider financing, liability risks and the type of business you have, to help you get...
    By theMallorys June 26, 2011 

  • Manpower and Capital Expenditure Components of a Business Plan

    In Part 2 of this series, we covered the Marketing Plan. Based on that, you already have a mental picture of the resources you need to implement the Marketing Plan. Intuitively you can classify the resources into Labor, Capital and Technology. We now...
    By Venkatraman June 24, 2011 

  • Writing a Business Plan (Part 5): Cash Flow Projections and Ratio Analysis

    The final shape to the Business Financial Plan is given with the projected Cash Flow implications of your strategies on the Business. The final part in this series covers Cash Flow and Ratio analysis to give credence to the Business Financial Plan and...
    By Venkatraman June 24, 2011 
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