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Blogs Contributor - Tim Berry

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Posts by Tim Berry

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  • Do any one of these five simple refresh ideas and you’ll help yourself manage your business goals, growth, and execution. Do all five and you have a perfect lean business plan. Refocus StrategyStrategy is focus. It’s what you do and what you don’t do. It’s who is in...
    Industry Word - March 23, 2017 - 0 comments
  • So you have a brilliant business idea that will be very successful. Now what?Bad news: You don’t actually own that idea. You you can’t sell it. It has no value as just an idea.Good news: You can build a business with it. If there’s really nothing like it out there, then you might...
    Industry Word - February 23, 2017 - 3 comments
  • “How much does it cost to start a business?” I get that question a lot, in my email stream; and I see it often on question-and-answer sites. The problem with answering this question is that starting costs depend entirely on what you want to do. Think of the difference between a simple...
    Industry Word - January 06, 2017 - 0 comments
  • Whether you're just starting out, growing your business or seeking outside help, good business planning will help you achieve that goal. And take note: this means you, business owners. The startups know why they need a plan, but we business owners often think planning is just for startups. That...
    Industry Word - November 30, 2016 - 13 comments
  • Every business owner should be aware of lean business planning. It’s a perfect compromise between the old-fashioned formal business plan that is too big and static, and the kind of small steps and analysis that is the watchword of lean manufacturing and lean startups.  It’s all...
    Managing a Business - October 25, 2016 - 4 comments
  • Sometimes you need to stick to your business plan to make it work. Even a mediocre strategy consistently executed over time is better than a series of brilliant strategies that keep going off in different directions. Strategy often takes time.On the other hand, there is no virtue in...
    Managing a Business - September 27, 2016 - 3 comments
  • Don’t underestimate the value of a sales forecast for running a business effectively. Even if you do nothing else in the way of planning, having just a sales forecast plus regular review and revision can go a long way towards better business management.Here are five tips that have helped me...
    Industry Word - August 23, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Don’t think of a business plan as a formal document that’s hard to do, useful only for startups, bank loan applications, and seeking investment. Think of it as a lean plan that’s just lists and tables and is vital for optimizing business management.1. Manage strategyStrategy is...
    Industry Word - July 26, 2016 - 0 comments
  • Whether it’s a new idea that needs money to start, or an existing business that needs money to grow, there are a lot of funding options that don’t require sharing ownership with investors.  Don’t get me wrong; I am an angel investor, a member of a group of us in Oregon....
    Industry Word - June 23, 2016 - 1 comments
  • Years ago I was a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, writing for Business Week and other business publications. One of my favorite contacts was an expert with the U.S. Embassy who updated me on Mexican oil industry news. We had lunch about once a month. He became a friend. So I was disappointed...
    Industry Word - April 27, 2016 - 0 comments

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