Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Business Development Stage 5: Implementation

This is the stage every entrepreneur waits for.  It is the moment where your dreams are realized and you officially begin operating.  Stage five of business development is when you start your business. By this point in the development process … Continue reading

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Business Development Stage 4: Development

Stage 4 is perhaps the most time intensive stage of business development thus far.  It is also the most critical.  At this point beginning your business could be feasible, but you will need a business plan to truly make it work.  … Continue reading

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Business Development Stage 3: Feasibility

The third stage of business development addresses the viability of your business idea and its possibility of success.  At this point you will have discussed your idea with your support network and future strategic partners and have their buy-in.  Now it is … Continue reading

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Business Development Stage 2: Communication

Now that you have begun to conceptualize your business idea, it is time to share.  Stage 2 of business development is communication.  During this stage you will start to share with others about your vision; it is the expression of your idea.  … Continue reading

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Business Development Stage 1: The Idea

Think about some of your first aspirations as a child.  Firefighter? Engineer? Teacher? Our early goals and interests shape much of who we are and what we do.  Many of us desire to fill a need within ourselves or society, as a public servant, a troubleshooter, or … Continue reading

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Business Development Network: Broadening Our Horizons

Since our beginning in 2008 BDN has been providing entrepreneurs with opportunities to grow and develop their dreams of small business ownership.  Much more than just writing customized business plans, we walk with you through the process of clarifying an … Continue reading

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