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From Idea to Implementation

All great businesses start with a single idea. The problem for many people is that they never fully develop the idea or simply have no clue how to turn their idea into a business. If you have thought of owning … Continue reading

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A Business Growth Strategy

Often when we talk about business plans we see that existing business owners feel like they don’t need one since they are already operating.  In order to connect with them, we talk about growth strategies as something they need, and … Continue reading

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Business Strategies

Formulation of an effective business strategy requires detailed planning to consider the three major functions of the business: the company itself, its customers and the competition.  It is also important that strategies include only a few main concepts in order to maintain clear operational objectives.  … Continue reading

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Continuous Business Planning

Having your own business is more than just creating a job for yourself.  You will have to manage the basic roles of marketing, administration and sales.  You must know which parts you can handle yourself and which parts you’re going … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Business Planning

Planning is a term you hear thrown around often in the business world. Basically, there are two timetables for business planning. The cheat sheet is: Long-range (1-5 years) = strategic (objectives and goals) Short-range (less than 1 year) = tactical … Continue reading

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Business Development Stage 6: Operations

Stage six of small business development is the stage where you conduct business.  At this point you should see an identifiable and possibly significant cash flow.  Since you are in the beginning stages of operation this usually does not mean … 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 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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