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Noah Parsons

Noah Parsons

Before joining Palo Alto Software, Noah Parsons was an early Internet marketing and product expert in the Silicon Valley. He joined Yahoo! in 1996 as one of its first 101 employees and become Producer of the Yahoo! Employment property as part of the Yahoo! Classifieds team before leaving to serve as Director of Production at Epinions.com. He is a graduate of Princeton University. Noah devotes most of his free time to his three young sons. In the winter you'll find him giving them lessons on the ski slopes, and in summer they're usually involved in a variety of outdoor pursuits. Noah is currently the COO at Palo Alto Software, makers of Outpost and the online business plan app LivePlan, and content curator and creator of the Emergent Newsletter. You can follow Noah on Twitter.

LivePlan Posts Written By Noah Parsons

How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan
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How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan

(latest update: March 31, 2020) There is a good chance that you, like many small business owners, are wondering how the financial fallout of the coronavirus (COVID-19), will impact your business. For many, it isn’t just a question of lost sales, but uncertainty around how to best protect your livelihood, support your employees and manage […]

What’s the difference between budgeting and forecasting?
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What’s the difference between budgeting and forecasting?

When you’re putting together a business plan or a strategic plan for growth, you’ll hear people talk about budgets and forecasts. Sometimes it seems like the terms are used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between budgeting and forecasting.  What’s the difference between budgeting and forecasting? The primary difference between a budget and a […]

Is It Time to Kill the Business Plan?
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Is It Time to Kill the Business Plan?

As soon as you get out in the real world, your plan is going to have to change and adapt. So, why bother? Wouldn’t writing a business plan just be a waste of time?

How to Write a Business Plan, Step-by-Step (Free Templates)
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How to Write a Business Plan, Step-by-Step (Free Templates)

Writing a business plan is one of the most valuable things you can do for your business. If you’re a startup, your business plan will help you figure out your plan of attack and help you determine how much money you need to get things off the ground.