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Targeting Success: Strategic vs. Tactical Approaches to business planning

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The Role of Strategic and Tactical Business Planning

Every entrepreneur dreams of turning their vision into a successful reality. But, as many people have discovered, including myself, turning a dream into a thriving business is no easy task. Navigating the intricate world of entrepreneurship requires...

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How to Build a Bionic Suit: A First Conversation With A.I.

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Sibling Showdown: The Great AI Debate

When my brother and I engage in conversation, I brace myself for a battle of wits. He's an intellectual force to be reckoned with — well-read,...

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Do better things really come to those who wait?

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4 Factors for Timing When To Launch Your Business

Whenever I’m out in the real world, I tend to shy away from talking about what I do. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love what I do. But it can be...

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Investors won't commit if they can't see a clear opportunity

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A ‘Scientific’ Approach to Understanding Opportunity Analysis

I was on a Zoom with a client when he posed a tricky question: “What’s the most important part of the investor presentation?” I had to pause and...

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Why do your customers buy? Jobs-to-be-done & your business plan

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Jobs-To-Be-Done Will Make You Rethink Competitive Advantage

Writing or updating a business plan for an existing business can be rewarding and eye-opening, but you might consider taking a different approach...

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5 Topics Your Investor Materials (& Business Plan) MUST address

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What Do Investors Look for in a Business Plan?

This is the first in a series of posts that will elaborate on the specific answer to the question: What do investors look for in a business plan?

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The Masterplans Guide to Creating the Best Damn Pitch Deck Ever

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A Guide To Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Masterplans has created thousands of pitch decks to help our clients obtain equity investors. Learn our secrets to the best pitch deck ever.

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How to Show At-Risk Investment in Your Immigration Visa Business Plan

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How to Demonstrate At-Risk Investment in Your Business Plan

What is “at-risk investment”? If you said, “It’s money I’m at risk of spending on fun things like a new Tesla,” well, keep reading (because that...

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How to Avoid A Business Plan Emergency

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5 Ways to Avoid a Business Plan Emergency

Sirens blare and traffic parts. Someone is rushed down the hall to the ER on a gurney. It’s an emergency—a business plan emergency!

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