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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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Preparing for your SCORE Appointment

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Preparing for your appointment is optional, but if you do a little beforehand it greatly enhances the effectiveness of your mentoring session and you maximize the mentor’s ability... Read more

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Strategic Thinking

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Slide presentation outlining key considerations in strategic thinking for your business. Read more
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NITEC Forum Guideline

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Developed by the Northern Illinois Technology Enterprise Center,  Entrepreneurs  should use this outline when seeking investor funding. Read more
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Your Balance Sheet

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Description and definition of each of the elements of a balance sheet. Read more
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Profit and Loss Statement Projections

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The value of profit and loss projections, with a line-by-line description of its components. Read more
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Selecting the Legal Structure for your Business

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This article describes the various options for legally structuring your business, along with key questions to help guide your decision. Read more
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Legal Structure in a Nutshell

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Here's an easy-to-understand overview of various options for legally strucutring your business. Read more
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Tips for Inventors

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Got a great, new idea?  Be sure to review our tips for inventors. Read more

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