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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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SCORE Greater Cincinnati - Regional Business Briefs

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Leveraging the expertise of our SCORE Greater Cincinnati Ohio counselors, we have written 70+ easy-to-understand FREE Business Briefs on a wide variety of business subjects. Read more

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Starting a New Business - SCORE 1.0

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Want to start your own business? Our best advice to you is "Be careful!" Why? More than half of new businesses fail in their first five years of operation. With that failure, the... Read more

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Using Local Small Business Research Resources - SCORE 1.04

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Tips for researching your small business startup answers at your local library or online library resources. Read more

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Start-Up Costs of Going into Business - SCORE 1.05

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When you are in the development and planning stage of starting a business, you need to plan for your initial costs and understand their taxation. Read more

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Business Plan Outline - SCORE 3.01

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Open SCORE Brief 3.01 for a Comprehensive Business Plan Outline Read more

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Business Plan - SCORE 3.02

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It is important to remember that the proposed contents shown in this Brief should be treated as a guide, and not as a rigid, all-encompassing format - each business is unique and... Read more

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Sample Business Plan - SCORE 3.11

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This is a sample business plan (available through Brief 03.10 from the Business Plans Handbook via the Hamilton County Library subscription. Read more

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The Strategic Plan - SCORE 3.12

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The strategic plan provides the basic focus and guidelines that drive the business planning process. It covers a multi-year period and provides a long-term perspective for your... Read more

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The Elevator Pitch - SCORE 3.14

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An elevator pitch is an overview of your business that can be conveyed within 30 seconds (30-80 words) during the ride of an elevator. It should leave your listener wanting to... Read more

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Tools for Initial Business Assessment and Growth - SCORE 3.20

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Business plans have been used for decades. They are tools for thinking through and analyzing your business (startup or when growing) prior to completing or updating a business... Read more

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Tools for Initial Business Assessment and Growth - SCORE 3.20

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Business plans have been used for decades. They are tools for thinking through and analyzing your business (startup or when growing) prior to completing or updating a business... Read more

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Starting a Consulting Business - SCORE 13.01

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This brief highlights the personal issues to be considered in becoming a consultant. Read more

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