Skip to the main content.
Contact Us

Blog


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

Resources

The Art of the Pitch Deck: Timelines & Objectives

4 min read

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...

Read More »
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!

Read More »
Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs (and Veteran-Owned Businesses)

4 min read

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,...

Read More »
Visualize Your Future Business! Create a Fake Ad!

3 min read

Unsure if Your Business Idea is Any Good? Try Making a Fake Ad

A great business idea sometimes strikes you. Then, it may consume your thoughts when you can’t sleep. Later, it can full-on haunt you.

Read More »
What to do while you're NOT writing your business plan

4 min read

How Will You Spend the Time You Save by Hiring Masterplans?

A quick internet search might leave you with the sense that you can create a business plan in “less than an hour" and in "four easy steps!” Wow, you...

Read More »
Why do your customers buy? Jobs-to-be-done & your business plan

5 min read

Jobs-To-Be-Done Will Make You Rethink Competitive Advantage

Writing or updating a business plan for an existing business can be rewarding and eye-opening, but you might consider taking a different approach...

Read More »
Art of the Pitch: The Marketplace Slide

5 min read

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:...

Read More »
The Four Types of Business Plans

7 min read

What Is A Business Plan (& Do I Really Need One?)

You’ve been thinking about this for a decade. You are going to open the perfect coffee shop.

You've worked at three different cafés in the last nine...

Read More »
8 ways to launch a startup & how to use them

3 min read

Top 8 Ways to Fund a Startup

You have a lot of different options for capital, including bootstrapping, credit cards, business loans, friends & family, crowdfunding, angel...

Read More »
How to to understand a business plan's cash flow statement

1 min read

What is the cash flow statement (and why it matters)

If your home-grown business plan financial model is super tripped out with tons of drivers and interlocking financial statements, you can pat...

Read More »

Deliver your best with Masterplans.com

Free 30 Minute Consultation 

Learn more