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Recent trends, advice, and resources for business plans and early stage business development.

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How to Clearly Communicate Your Goals & Objectives in a Pitch Deck

Note: This is the second post in our "Art of the Pitch Deck" series, in which we examine the various slides of a typical pitch deck and discuss visual communication techniques that have proven effective for our clients.

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Take the first bite of an elephant

6 min read

Get it Down on Paper! The First Step to Starting a Business is, Well, Starting

We’ve all been there. You’re on your way to work or lying in bed trying to sleep when inspiration strikes: you have a million-dollar business idea!

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Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs (and Veteran-Owned Businesses)

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20+ Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Did you know that FedEx, GoDaddy, Nike, and Enterprise-Rent-A-Car were all founded by veterans? According to the Small Business Administration,...

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A look inside the topsy turvy world of financial modeling (it's not all smoke & mirrors)

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Bottom-up or Top-down: Which Financial Modeling Approach Is Better?

Any business plan or investor pitch would be incomplete without a financial model. It is used to convey a company's projected performance over time,...

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Art of the Pitch: The Marketplace Slide

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5 Ways To Demonstrate Market Potential in Your Pitch Deck

Anyone who has been on an online date (the latest data says one in every five of you have!) is familiar with the concept of the modern coffee date:...

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What is Mezzanine Funding & Startups Use It

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What is Mezzanine Financing (And Is It Right for Your Business?)

Most entrepreneurs know about the traditional types of funding: debt or equity. But did you know there’s something that combines the two? It’s...

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7 expenses every startup should consider when writing a business plan

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Every new business should think about these 7 costs

So, you wanna start a business, eh? Has the thrill turned into fear yet? Already? Don’t worry; that’s completely normal. It can be intimidating to...

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