5 Tips to Create a Business Plan for Longevity & Get Funding Too!

October 15, 2015

5 Tips to Create a Business Plan for Longevity & Get Funding Too! According to a 2015 Bloomberg¬ Business survey, as many as 8 out of 10 new businesses fail after their first year. You want to be one of the 20% that succeed – so where does a business plan come in? Ali Sammour, founder of ICE Technologies, whose intuitive mobile shopping wallet KIKR is in beta testing, says “We had a strong pitch deck and great products. Our business plan helped us define our value proposition and we can use it as a flexible tool going forward for many different purposes.” Read More

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How to Create a SWOT Analysis

August 25, 2014

How to Create a SWOT Analysis When crafting business plans, new entrepreneurs are eager to tell the “good news,” but are often reluctant to describe the types of things that could go wrong or undermine the business. A balanced, well-thought out and written SWOT analysis is both a necessary part of the plan itself as well as a great exercise for the owner. Unlike, say, a sales presentation or a job interview where you want to keep the focus on the positive, consideration of both the helpful and the harmful factors is important for doing a SWOT analysis well. Read More

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