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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.
Review this sample Cash Flow Report and Cash Flow Statement for this year old business to understand the primary differences in these two reports and the value in using them in reporting financial information.
Along with this sample Income Statement for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report profits.
Use this tool to push beyond your current practices by considering growth opportunities through market penetration, line expansion, market expansion, and new product development.
This tool will help you identify areas in your plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.
The business strategy should be refined on a regular basis, at least annually, to incorporate changes that keep your business on its growth track.
This tool can be used by the entrepreneur throughout the planning process to evaluate the business strategy's compatibility with the overall plan for growth.
This tool will guide entrepreneurs through the process of evaluating competitors' pricing strategies to evaluate which pricing strategies would most likely help achieve growth goals.
This tool provides a SWOT Analysis chart to aid the entrepreneur in reviewing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of their business.
To take advantage of market opportunities or solve a marketing problem, you need to conduct market research, such as gathering, interpreting, and reporting data.
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