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4 Business Roadmap Types to Help You Scale Strategically

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2019 11:51:08 AM / by Molly Klein posted in Success strategies

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Business roadmaps help chart a strategic path for your business and are a valuable complement to your business plan. With a business roadmap, you can quickly compare actual results against your assumptions and make adjustments to improve operations and profits.

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What Is a Business Roadmap and Why Do You Need One?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Molly Klein

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Creating your business plan is a powerful process, designed to get you to think deeply about how your business will function, attract investors and customers, and become successful. Yet the business plan does not tell you every path to take, the twists and turns needed to get where you want to go or how to make sure you do not get lost.

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Why Business Planning Does Not End with Your Business Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in business growth, business planning resources

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Your business plan is an essential document, designed to help you frame your business, market, competition, financials, and purpose. However, a good business plan needs to be revisited regularly as part of a continuous process of strategic business planning. 

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Top Business Planning Tools for 2019, Rated and Reviewed

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, business planning resources

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Entrepreneurs and small-business owners seeking help often use a business planning tool to assist them in bringing together their financials, research, projections, and market analysis. With the right business plan tool, presentations look sharp and data are correlated. The most effective business planning tools include helpful guides and prompts, ample support and templates to help you see how your plan will come together.

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Is Your 2019 Business Budget Realistic?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, business startup, 2019

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Is your 2019 business budget realistic? As the new year opens, it is important to take a look at your budget and make some strategic decisions that will position your company for a successful 2019.

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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Intellectual Property Rights

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2019 8:26:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in Success strategies

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As an entrepreneur, how do you protect your big ideas, product designs, service strategies, name, and logo? As seen in the recent post, Entrepreneur’s Startup Success Guide for 2019, understanding the different types of legal protections and entrepreneurial tools available for your intellectual property is critical to retain ownership.

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2019 Small Business Marketing: Where to Start

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, business growth, small business ideas

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Getting the word out is an essential part of starting your own business. In 2019, businesses can deploy some inexpensive strategies to drive their marketing success. 

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8 Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2019 9:28:41 AM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, small business ideas

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Information is gold for entrepreneurs. Learning from others is a great way to understand best practices and learn from the successes and mistakes of others. 

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Entrepreneur's Startup Success Guide for 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2019 11:06:51 AM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, small business ideas

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There are many steps to complete before starting your own business, including careful consideration of your customers' needs and how to effectively market.

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How to Fund Online Business Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in ROBS Funding, online businesses

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If you are wondering about how to finance the purchase, launch, or expansion of an online business, you should be aware of the different options available. As seen in the recent post, E-Commerce 101: How to Start an Online Business, there are different considerations for an e-business and a brick-and-mortar operation.

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