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Market Analysis in 4 Steps
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Market Analysis in 4 Steps

Understanding your customers is the key to success for any startup—and this is where a market analysis comes in. It may sound like a daunting and complex process, but fortunately, it’s not.

This Week in Small Business: From Healthcare to Difficult Questions
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This Week in Small Business: From Healthcare to Difficult Questions

This week on Bplans, we covered practical advice on how to maneuver the difficult healthcare market, as well as how to build up your credit, how to respond to difficult questions from investors, and more. 1. 5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save on Healthcare Finances Depending on the size of your business, you may be […]

LivePlan Customer Interview: Innovative Solutions for the Hearing Impaired
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LivePlan Customer Interview: Innovative Solutions for the Hearing Impaired

I had the pleasure of interviewing yet another one of our amazing entrepreneur customers – Dr. Robert Keefer, CEO and founder of Now Hear This, an audiology and hearing aid clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina. Follow Dr. Keefer on Twitter @NowHearThisAuD What is Now Hear This? We provide hearing aids and hearing aid adjustments in […]

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Use Your Plan to Better Manage your Business

The knock against the classic business plan document is that it has a short shelf life. You do all this work to produce a “finished” plan, but then things in the real world go differently than you expected, and important parts of your plan become outdated and unhelpful. What’s the point? We agree. That sort […]

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Pitching Your Business vs. Planning Your Business

I feel like recently, as the Lean Startup movement gains more and more traction (I love the Lean Startup principles) and there are more incubators, accelerators, innovation centers, etc. helping startups get off the ground, that I’m hearing more and more this idea: “you don’t need a business plan, you need a great pitch” While […]