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Business Plan, Redux

Remember, the Business Plan?  Well, today I saw an interesting article on starting a business, in the New York Times online Small Business section.  No surprise, the author, Tom Taulli, recommends writing a business plan as Step 1.  He includes links for many helpful resources and even goes into some detail about the different forms […]

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Sad Story Happy Ending

Back in one of the early posts on my blog, I outlined the reasons why I decided to put together a Business Plan.  Here it is again.  $2,000.  Yes, I put my Business Plan together as one of the requirements for a grant application.  The grant was being given by one of my women’s business […]

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The Business Plan – Executive Summary

Remember back when we first started the Business Plan?  After the cover page and index, the next section was the Executive Summary.  At the time, I said don’t worry about the Executive Summary – that section goes in last. Well, here we are!  The rest of our Business Plan is complete and we need to […]

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The Business Plan – Management

This section describes the company structure, key management team members, their function and strengths. My company will have a jewelry designer, a jewelry fabricator, a customer service representative, a marketing specialist, a financial executive, an office manager and a salesperson. All of them will be me.  Why do I think I can handle all this?  […]

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The Business Plan – Market Analysis, Part II

Back to business! Part II of the Market Analysis in the Business Plan is all about the competition. How does my company’s product and service compare to the competition in price, service and location? What is the market share and potential of each competitor? What is their reputation and image in the market? The first […]

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