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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Bplans SWOT analysis template is all you need to get started developing smart strategies for your business.
Join Caroline Cummings and David Rose on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 am PST, for a free webinar on how to pitch your business to investors.
The National Retail Federation just released its annual holiday spending forecast, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The bad news is that the consumers surveyed by the NRF expect to spend about 2 percent ($14) less this year on holiday gifts, greeting cards, decorations, flowers, and food than they did in 2012. The [...]
Every business owner knows they need to look at sales and costs to help determine their success. But what else should you be tracking in your business?
Are you stuck trying to organize your business’s finances? Are you having trouble using QuickBooks or making QuickBooks financial reports? Do you need a better handle on reading your balance sheet, or preparing your cash flow statement? Is bookkeeping taking up way too much of your time? The first-ever #TrackThis TweetChat, hosted by @Bplans and [...]
Believe it or not, there are major corporations out there willing to advise you (for free) as you start your new business. Why? Because if you’re successful, you’re likely to be a loyal, lifetime customer.