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Purpose of the Business Planning Blog

This blog helps you improve your business planning by providing articles, opinions, commentary and many related resources.  The blog focuses on business planning for for-profits, nonprofit and hybrid organizations.  The blog is for a general audience, including beginners and those advanced in business planning.

The benefits of business planning are many:

  1. It leads to early identification of important problems, which can lead to finding solutions prior to launch, or lead to the realization that the plan needs to be significantly revised or even scrapped.
  2. Secondly, getting the people who will be responsible for implementation to agree in advance on purpose, priorities and strategies BEFORE implementation, typically leads to better results.
  3. Finally, the business plan can serve as a roadmap to compare with results as the venture proceeds from paper to reality.

Examples of Topics (or Categories) Relevant to this Blog

You can understand even more about the focus of this blog by looking at examples of various related topics (or categories) that this blog might write about.  The following list includes examples of related topics as does the list of Related Library Topics in the sidebar.  There may be other related topics, as well.

  • Basics and Overviews
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Finding Funders
  • General Resources
  • Market Research
  • Writing the Plan

As posts are published, they will be organized into those or other related categories.  Categories that have posts published to them will be listed in the sidebar in Categories of Posts.  Readers can click on a category and see the posts in that category.

About Me, the Host of this Blog

I’m Rolfe Larson and I’m the host of this blog. You can read more about me next to my picture to the right of each page in the blog.  I  will focus especially on practical tips and tools.  These posts will include posts from guest writers, as well.

How to Use the Library’s Blogs

We have implemented many features to make the blogs very valuable and convenient to use.  To learn how to use the blogs, click on Library Blog’s Home under the header on each page of the blog.

If You’re Interested In Hosting a Blog for the Library

Just click on Contact Us at the bottom of each page and share your idea, including the topic that you would like to blog about.  You would need to commit to publishing a post at least twice a week for at least six months.  In return, you would get tremendous visibility to you and your writing.  You would retain copyright of your writing – see the Copyright in the footer on each page.

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