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True Story: My Worst-Ever Business Plan Consulting Engagement

by Tim Berry

In more than 30 years with business planning, my worst-ever business plan consulting engagement was for a startup that should have been funded but wasn’t. It was a good business plan. But the business plan process became the fatal flaw. A good plan, excellent team, good startup I learned this lesson while sitting in a series of meetings,... Read More »

Marketing Plan Opportunity – Today

by Tim Berry

My friend and colleague John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing, sent me this overnight. I had the pleasure of participating in one of his workshops last month in Chicago, and I highly recommend it. If you're anywhere near Northern... Read More »

USASBE Corporate entrepreneur of the Year

by Tim Berry

Last Saturday (1/13/07) I was awarded the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) "Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year" award at the USASBE annual event in Orlando, FL. Read More »

Humanizing Powerpoint

by Tim Berry

I just read and recommend this piece, plus the links it recommends: Humanizing PowerPoint by ZDNet's Marc Orchant -- Cliff Atkinson inspires me every time he writes about how to use PowerPoint to engage rather than lecture to audiences. While... Read More »

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Why Don’t we Talk More About Displacement?

by Tim Berry

Displacement: In the real world of small business, everything you do is something else you can't do. Understanding displacement is vital for business planning, vital for growing a business, vital for small and medium business in particular. Consider the picture... Read More »