Planning Materials

How to develop your business idea and plan ahead for the many tasks you’ll need to accomplish before you open your doors or expand your existing business.

What is a Business Plan?

This article originally appeared on Bplans.com. Business planning is about results. You need to make the contents of your plan match your purpose. Don’t accept a standard outline just because it’s there. What is a business plan? A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on… Read the full article.

How to Start an E-Commerce Company in New York

There’s a startup boom happening on the East Coast. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and investors are looking to New York City and the surrounding areas as a center for startups. Whether you’re setting your sights on one of the five boroughs or another part of the state, this is a great time to consider… Read the full article.

Marketing Planning

With the proper planning, you can assess what your market needs, what you can offer to them, and how your product stands out from the others, according to this article from Marketecture.

Making Social Media Work for You in Only 5 Minutes a Day

Learn how social media helps businesses flourish by allowing you to tap into a huge online customer base, in this article from Marketecture.

Business Loan Application Checklist

While each loan program is different, there are certain types of information that most if not all will require. Use this checklist from the SBA to make sure you have the business information you need before you apply for a loan.