business plan

Just like steering a car, running a business requires constant small adjustments on your road to success.

Small-business owners reveal what they learned as they opened their second locations, and share what you should consider before expanding your business.

Having trouble defining your company's strategy? Here's how creating a story around your target customer can help.

If all you've ever used your business plan for is to raise money, you're ignoring a critical part of business planning. Find out how an annual review can help grow your business.

Will this elevator pitch leave our panelists hungry for more?

More is not always better, and the latest-and-greatest isn't always what your business needs. Simplify your business, focus on your goals and you'll find success.

Win or lose, business plan competitions can provide the entrepreneurs who enter them with cash, contacts and confidence. Find out what it takes to score big.

What happens when the business you started becomes something completely different? Here's how to keep true to your business's vision.

Do you have 20 minutes? That's all you need to answer these 10 questions designed to uncover any weaknesses in your business's foundation.

Do you give your personal life the same priority you give your business? Use these strategies to focus more on the things that really matter.

Today's business plan should be chock full of industry analysis. But don't take our word for it. We asked the OPEN Forum community what they thought of this new numbers-driven plan.

Summer is a great time for you to assess your company's progress, build networks and get ahead.