How to Start a Business Without a Business Plan A business plan provides a set of documentation that enables someone else to evaluate your business. But do you really need that? Business plan advocates say that there is value in the process of writing a business plan, even if you never show it to anyone else. But what do you really need to know to get your business started?
Do I need a business plan? Not everyone who starts and runs a business begins with a business plan, but it certainly helps to have one. Here's how to tell if you need one, what to put in it, and how to write it.
Small business construction contracting In which state would a small construction subcontractor be most likely to find work?
How to Calculate ROI (Return on Investment)ROI is probably the most important calculation one needs to make to ensure the long-term viability of their business.
10 Mistakes Small Business Owners Need To Avoid Being successful in business is a delicate juggling act of doing the right thing while simultaneously avoiding costly mistakes.
The 20-Year Small Business Trap This review of a large company's proposal uncovers a surprising problem that can impact a business for many years.
Small Disadvantaged Business set-aside dollars Did NASA or DOD award the most Small Disadvantaged Business dollars?
What share of the $42.7 billion awarded to small businesses went to the top 100? In FY 2001, what share of the $42.7 billion in prime contracts awarded to all small businesses did just the Top 100 small businesses receive?
Which agency spent the most prime contract dollars with small business vendors? Which agency spent the most prime contract dollars with small business vendors?
Why Small Businesses Fail (or Fail To Thrive) 14 top reasons why some businesses aren't growing and thriving
How to Choose a Name for Your Business Choosing a name for your business is important. Select it carefully.