Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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7 Signs It's Time to Give Up Your Day Job and Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, but for the few of us who have caught the bug, it can be an amazing, roller coaster of a ride. If you're feeling like you need a career change... Read more

How to Start a Business in Ten Days

By David Fish  With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already... Read more

When Starting a New Business, These Six Things Can Wait

By David Port, From Entrepreneur Magazine.   Hunting sales whales "It may be best not to go for the home-run account right away," suggests Michelle Fish of Integra Staffing, "... Read more

7 Entrepreneurial Lessons from "Shark Tank"

By Amber Mac, Author, TV host, speaker, and owner of  MGI Media Shark Tank --the prime-time feeding frenzy where successful entrepreneurs fight over promising startups, and... Read more

7 Tips for Naming Your Business

By Yanik Silver, excerpted from a book entitled “Maverick Startup: 11 X-Factors to Bootstrap from Zero to Six Figures and Beyond from Entrepreneur Press Entrepreneurs fret over... Read more

How to Overcome Start-Up Fears

By Ron Koss, Ron Koss is coauthor of The Earth's Best Story: A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution Here’s a question to consider if you’re... Read more

Transitioning to Entrepreneurship - Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid

By Marilyn Thorp, Success Business Coach, Trainer, and Consultant, www.coachnexphase.com Mistake 1 - Uncertainty of reason Jumping into business ownership because of dislike for... Read more

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Starting A Business

By Mark Rosenzweig, Score NE Mass Accredited Counselor Every week or so, a client comes into SCORE wanting to start a new business but is not sure how to begin.  They often have... Read more

Pre-Launch Business Plans are Always Wrong

Josh Kopelman,  Redeye VC , www. redeye.firstround.com As a seed-stage investor, First Round Capital typically funds Power Points.  Not only are the majority of our investments... Read more

6 Steps to Small Business Success

By Paul Kopelcheck is the Past Board Chair of Score 1. Start Smart. Identify a niche. Don’t compete to be the lowest cost provider. Look for what makes your product or service... Read more