With strategy, and a plan, I think I could keep my resolutions and accomplish a lot in 2014. This doesn’t just apply to personal resolutions—think of your business, and all of the goals you want to set for it. You can reach those goals if you have strategies and a plan for implementing them.
If you are thinking about opening a franchise, the most important advice anyone can give you is to choose the franchise that’s right for you. Finding that perfect fit doesn’t happen in a day, but when it happens for you, you’ll feel the difference. Palo Alto Software CEO Sabrina Parsons recently hosted Joel Libava, The Franchise King and [...]
An entrepreneur chose a franchise that was a bad fit for him, and lost his money. These are his takeaways from the experience, and his advice on how not to repeat his mistakes.
These are highlights from last week’s podcast interview of Fran Tarkenton by Stephen Lahey on Small Business Talent. These are direct quotes: When your mission is to help people, you’ve got a sustainable business plan because the byproduct of that is that they will do business with you and they will find your products and services valuable and they will pay [...]
If you are thinking about opening a franchise, be sure to watch our Google Hangout on “How to Choose a Franchise That’s Right For You” first.
Joe Fairless was an up-and-coming vice president at an ad agency in New York City. He was competing with the best of the best in business, but a few years into his fast-paced corporate life, his job wasn’t cutting it. “I wasn’t fulfilled,” he said. “I wanted out. I mentored college students while working at [...]
This is my answer to a Quora question, What are good ways to turn a business idea into a business plan?: Think of a business plan as a collection of interconnected modules. There’s strategy, market, milestones, tasks, measurement, review schedule, projected sales, costs, expenses … some people like verbiage, some prefer just the core concrete [...]
Adi Bittan says every entrepreneur can learn from her first-business mistakes, and offers these tips to new founders considering a partnership.
Announcing Palo Alto Software’s second-annual Black Friday sale on LivePlan, the award-winning tool for planning, tracking, and managing your business from anywhere at anytime. Between Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. PST and Monday, Dec. 2, at midnight PST, you can buy access to an entire year of LivePlan for just $99. That’s 60 percent [...]