Business Planning

Can’t I Just Hire Someone to Write My Business Plan?

We often hear people ask “Can’t I just hire someone to write my business plan for me?” Writing a business...

Business Planning

Planning During Uncertain Times

It’s that time of the year when many business owners, including ourselves, are planning for the year ahead. But, how...

Business Planning

Tips for Making Better Business Decisions

As a business owner, you are faced with many opportunities and decisions that can affect your business’ strategic direction. It...

Business Planning

Common Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Writing a business plan is an important part of your entrepreneurial journey. In our experience, it’s also one of the...

Business Planning

Do I Need a Business Plan as a Freelancer?

Like many self-employed people, I fell into freelancing. I stumbled through marketing to former colleagues, taking whatever interesting projects came...

Business Planning

The Right Time to Write Your First Business Plan

Writing your first business plan is an important step in starting your business. Your business plan is your roadmap for...

Business Planning

What to Pay Myself as a Business Owner?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing on financial forecasting in a couple of our accelerator classes.  As we...

Business Planning

How to Set Your Freelancer Rates

When you are an employee, your employer tells you what your rate is through your salary. But as a freelancer,...

Business Planning

Is a Business Plan Necessary?

It seems that every businessperson has an opinion on whether a small business or startup founder should write a business...

Business Planning

Guide to Analyzing Your Business’ Cash Flow

When I was an investment banker, I went through extensive training on how to analyze the health of a business’...

Business Planning

Tips for Pricing Your Product or Service

For many entrepreneurs, setting a price for your product or service can feel intimidating. Your ability to attract customers, generate...

Business Planning

Guide to Getting Started on Your Business’ Financial Forecast

Many entrepreneurs struggle to put together the numbers, or financial forecast, for their business. However, understanding your business’ financial outlook...