Business Plan 101: The Market & the Competitors

This part of the business plan is also known as the market analysis and illustrates and explores your industry and market knowledge (such as competitors) along with any research finding of conclusions. Here are the relevant sections of this section: Industry Description & Outlook: Take a snapshot of your industry and provide a description including current size, history, growth rates, ...

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Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: Import/Export Kit for Dummies

The Book Import/Export Kit for Dummies (2nd Edition) $34.99/$21.27 on Amazon 340 pages w/ a bonus CD Author John J. Capela the President/Founder of CADE International and Assistant Professor of Business at St. Joseph’s College. Twitter Summary 2nd ed. of the Import/Export Kit for Dummies explains the in’s and out’s of trading even “Dummies” can understand. More info soon — Teach ...

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Business Plan 101: Products & Services

This section is an opportunity for your to describe in depth your products and services. There should be an emphasis on the benefits to potential and current customers. Also, ensure that your focus on the particular niche that your product and/or service fulfills for your ideal customer. Included in this section should be: A Description of Your Product/Service In this ...

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Did You Write A Business Plan? Why or Why Not?

At CEO Blog Nation, June is Back to the Basic Month. In celebration of the month, Teach A CEO is covering the different aspects of the business plan. There is an ongoing debate about the business plan about whether the 30 page business plan is extinct. Some experts even advocate skipping the business plan all together and get to developing and ...

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Business Plan 101: General Company Description

The general company description is the first part of the business plan that will actually be written. This section follows the executive summary and is the second part of the business plan. This section provides a general direction of the business and outlines the company for potential investors or potential partners. In this section you can include details about your ...

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How to Hire a Rock Star: 5 Tips for Better Recruiting

Rumor has it that an economic recovery is underway. Maybe your employees haven’t ditched their chairs to sit on piles of cash (yet), but it’s at least evident from the slight uptick in the job market. If you’re fortunate enough to be adding to your teams this year, you’re probably doing so with great caution, so getting the very best ...

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Business Plan 101: Executive Summary

Your executive summary is typically the first thing an investor or bank will look at prior to investing or granting a business loan. The executive summary should highlight the strengths of your plan and is the last section written of the business plan. It typically one or two pages, and it should be concise and precise. Although experts disagree on ...

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Sections of A Business Plan: Business Plan 101

Although a long-lengthy business plan has recently come under fire as not being necessary, the business plan is still a vital part of any business. It is the culmination of all your hard work and homework. The business plan allows entrepreneurs to methodically think through business ideas and prepare for potential pitfalls, competitors and more. Teach A CEO understands the ...

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“Turning Entre, Intra”: Developing entrepreneurship within the enterprise

“Virgin could never have grown into the group of more than 200 companies it is now, were it not for a steady stream of intra-preneurs who looked for and developed opportunities, often leading efforts that went against the grain.” – Richard Branson Intra vs. Entre Entrepreneurial businesses grow regardless of how the economic landscape looks because they are clearly differentiated, ...

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CEO Lesson #1: Dream Big and then Do It

Patience, vision, and ambition are two words which could describe Mark Zuckerburg’s meteoric rise to the entrepreneurial “Hall of Fame.” With more users than many countries, Facebook has transformed the world and Zuckerburg’s ability to envision and produce this world has been a reason for his success. In order to help achieve his vision, Zuckerberg’s commitment is evident by turning ...

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