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Your Business Plan Basics • The Components • Top 5 Tips

Every business plan should encompass the same basic topics.

Selling to Florida • Government Contracting • Exporting

It's never too early to start thinking about how to grow your business.

Industry Analysis • Market Analysis • Financial Analysis

The basis for putting together a formal business plan.

Venture Capital • Commercial Loans • Crowdfunding • Grants

Where to find the people and institutions that can put your business on firm financial ground.

Small Business Success

Quick-read profiles of small business success stories.

Why you should stop networking

A column by Ron Stein

Fund It

Venture Capital, Loans, Crowdfunding and Grants

Plan It

Business Plan Basics

Expand It

Selling to Florida, Government, Contracting and Exporting

Analyze It

Industry, Market and Financial Analysis

Small Business Basics

Dream It
Business Ownership

Analyze It
Industry • Market • Financial

Plan It
Business Plan Basics

Build It
Corporate Structure • Naming Your Business • Permits and Licenses • Location

Protect It
Insurance • Intellectual Property • Disaster Preparedness

Manage It
Labor Law • Records and Accounting • Taxes

Growing Your Business

Fund It
Venture Capital • Loans • Crowdfunding • Grants

Promote It
Branding • Advertising • Media • Online • PR • Measuring Results

Expand It
Selling to Florida • Government • Contracting • Exporting

Guide It

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Ron Stein on Sales and Marketing

The art of creating a memorable (non-boring) business introduction
The best business introductions are natural, memorable, short -- and not boring. First in a series.
[More from Ron Stein]

Small Businesses Advice

Smile when speaking with customers over the phone
Smiling while talking makes your voice warmer and friendlier because the vocal cords are pulled differently than when you are not smiling. Physically smiling helps the voice to smile as well.
[More from Jerry Osteryoung]

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