Business Essentials

Do I Really Need a Business Plan?

Many people who start a small or home-based business never take the time to write out a business plan. That is a big mistake, as a business plan can greatly increase your chances of success. The following are some reasons why every business needs to put a business plan into writing.

How to Set and Achieve Business Goals

It’s important to have real, specific goals in your business. These business goals can be financial, personal, or simply involve an aspect of your business (“build an effective website” for example). It can sometimes seem overwhelming to determine goals, and even more overwhelming to think of achieving them. Here are some tips on doing both…