About Failing

I’ve been seeing a number of emails lately discussing various versions of failure. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to “fail fast.” As if that’s a good thing. The problem, as I see it, with encouraging failure, while the real message is intended to encourage taking action without fear, see what happens, learn from it and keep going,…

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Video – Writing Business Plan – Exit Strategy

What investors & lenders look for in your business presentation! BizPlanBuilder business plan software template creator Burke Franklin coaches on what to think about as you edit the “Exit Strategy” section of your business plan.

Don’t Read This! The Trouble with Negatives

Excerpted from the book on mindful business management, Business Black Belt. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity. ~ Dale Carnegie, author & teacher Sometimes negatives work to grab attention, but their literal meanings…

Video – Writing your business plan — the Financial Plan

What to think about as you edit the “Financial Plan” section of your business plan and what investors and lenders (crowdfund, angel, venture capital, SBA) look for as they consider funding your start up or growing company.