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Business Model versus Business Plan. In the last few years we’ve recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company.

Business Model versus Business Plan

We’re now learning that companies are not larger versions of startups. There’s been lots written about how companies need to be more innovative, but very little on what stops them from doing so. Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: Every policy and procedure that makes them efficient execution machines stifles innovation.

This first post will describe some of the structural problems companies have; follow-on posts will offer some solutions. Facing continuous disruption from globalization, China, the Internet, the diminished power of brands, changing workforce, etc., existing enterprises are establishing corporate innovation groups. But paradoxically, in spite of all their seemingly endless resources, innovation inside of an existing company is much harder than inside a startup. 8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs. Business Plan 2.0: Venture Design. Free Small Business Planning Templates.

Skip to Main Content Area Enter terms Enter Zip or City,State Home » Templates & Tools Counselors to America's Small Business Business Stage Entrepreneur Type Business Topics Request a Local Mentor Get free, expert advice from a mentor near you Enter zip Email Mentors with this Expertise Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery More Sharing ServicesShare Print Published Jun. 16, 2011 These tools can be your first step towards small business success.

Free Small Business Planning Templates

Business Planning Templates Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for expert business planning advice. Finance Templates Use the templates below, then meet with a SCORE mentor for expert finance advice. SCORE Financial Projections Template Start-Up Expenses (Excel) | View Opening Day Balance Sheet (Excel) | View Balance Sheet (Projected) (Excel) | View Bank Loan Request for Small Business (PDF) | View Loan Amortization Schedule (Excel) | View Povided by Microsoft Office Online. Sales Template. Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert.

Advertisement As we see more and more businesses move their services online, and even more that begin their life on the Web, a greater need arises for websites that are designed and built to sell.

Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert

A great-looking website may achieve the goal of shaping and delivering a strong brand, but its good looks alone aren’t enough to sell the products or services on offer. For that, you need to introduce the element of marketing. You may want to take a look at the following related articles: 1. Research shows that objects and images you see around you can prime you for certain behaviors. LegacyLocker features a photo of a happy family on its landing page, presumably to evoke in visitors a warm feeling for its product and a desire to care for their loved ones.

When choosing images for your website, think carefully about the message you’re trying to send. 2. There is a phenomenon in marketing known as “choice paralysis.” The Highrise pricing list shows a set of monthly payment plans. 3. 30 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website. Are you looking to increase traffic to your website?

There are many ways to increase traffic to your website. Majority of people believe the only way to driving traffic will cost them money. There are different methods of driving traffic that you pay for, and the majority of them are free. Increasing traffic to your business, website, or blog is the key to building a larger audience. I have enlisted in this post the top ways to increase traffic your website. 1. Six Blog Post Templates That Highly Effective Bloggers Use. I follow several blogs quite closely. I call them my “linchpin bloggers,” as they provide me valuable content on a consistent basis.

It is my quest to become one of these linchpin bloggers. And so naturally I have been studying their blogs. Particularly, I have studied the anatomy of their blog posts and have observed a basic structure emerge. Besides Michael Hyatt and Chris Brogan, who actually share their blog post templates, I have constructed what I believe to be the general framework for their posts. Please don’t assume this is an exhaustive outline these bloggers always use. Having said that, using these templates can not only increase productivity and make you write faster and more effective (something I’m always trying to do), but they can help you maintain consistency too. So without further ado, I give you six blog post templates that highly effective bloggers use: 1.

The Foolproof Formula for Writing a Solid Blog Post [Template] You know blogging is critical, paramount, indispensable to the success of your marketing.

The Foolproof Formula for Writing a Solid Blog Post [Template]

Without it, Google will stop crawling your site; your SEO will tank; your social media accounts will run dry; you'll have no clout with your leads and customers; and you'll have fewer pages on which to place calls-to-action and collect new and reconverted leads. This all sounds like a marketing disaster . So why, oh why, does almost every marketer I talk to have a laundry list of excuses for why they can't consistently blog? Maybe because, unless you're one of the few people who actually like writing, business blogging kind of sucks.

You have to find words, and string them together into sentences, and ughhh where do you even start? The time for excuses is over. The Blogging Formula. 5 Headline Templates That Grab Readers. Your readers decide whether your blog post is worth their time within a few seconds.

5 Headline Templates That Grab Readers

Most of that decision is based on the post title (or “headline”). Some of the highest paying work in the copywriting business is creating headlines for magazine covers and tabloids. Think about it. Aren’t you sometimes at least tempted to pick up those magazines in the grocery store line? That’s the power of a great headline at work. A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per Week.

How to Write a Simple Blog Business Plan in Nine Easy Steps.