OPEN forum on saying no

On Saying No, Lean Planning, Brands, and What Could Happen

by Tim Berry

I haven’t posted here yet this week in part because I’ve been distracted with posts elsewhere. One of them is about the value of saying no in sales, one is a refresher on fundamentals of lean planning, one is looking at the future of brand marketing and content, and the fourth is a pure fiction riff... Read More »


Two Entrepreneurial Relationships: Uncertainty, and Real People

by Tim Berry

Hardly surprising that I recommend Befriending Uncertainty on Stephen Lahey’s Small Business Talent podcast, released yesterday: he interviewed me. There’s a lot about relationships in that interview. Important entrepreneurial relationships: Your spouse, partner (life partner, not just business partner — and maybe both), and family. I think it’s important to manage your priorities so you... Read More »

Free the Numbers

Free the Numbers for Simple Lists and Tables

by Tim Berry

This is me giving back, making it up to all the spreadsheet haters. It’s a non spreadsheet: lists, tables, yes; but no formulas, functions, or programming. It just adds the rows and columns automatically. I call it Free the Numbers. I’ve been a spreadsheet guy since 1979. I wrote three books on how to use spreadsheets... Read More »


What About Startups, Investment, and Planning?

by Tim Berry

Honestly, this was fun; it was a stream of interesting questions that I enjoyed answering. This one-hour video is courtesy of  Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp, as part of its series. If  you don’t see this video here, you can click this link to get the original on the site. The moderator there... Read More »


I’m Loving the New Version of Business Plan Pro

by Tim Berry

If you’re a regular reader you know I don’t normally do sales pitches here on this blog, but this is special. Last week Palo Alto Software introduced a brand new version of Business Plan Pro incorporating (finally) my Plan-as-You-Go Business Planning ideas into the mainstream of the software. With this new version, when you start... Read More »


Helping You Teach Entrepreneurship

by Tim Berry

That was embarrassing … I was showing some people how easy it would be to modify the order of our online course curriculum, doing some quick links in WordPress, and I accidentally posted it. Sorry. I could have just deleted that post, but it’s instantly in the RSS feed for this blog, which compounds the... Read More »


Webinar March 31: Dumb Ways Entrepreneurs Fail with Technology

by Tim Berry

I’ve been a regular reader and fan of Ramon Ray’s Small Business Technology blog for several years now. I’ve watched how it’s grown in readership, coverage, and prestige. And I’m very happy to join up with Ramon next Thursday March 31 to present the free webinar shown here, Dumb Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Fail in Using... Read More »

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Online Video on Lies About Business Planning

by Tim Berry

(Note: the webinar this post was originally announcing already happened. It was on Nov. 17, 2010. As of today we’re waiting for the video to go online. It will include the slides, the narration, the questions, and the answers as they happened that day. I assume the way to access this from now on will... Read More »

Thanks to Jonathan for the Profile

by Tim Berry

Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade, drew out the best of me for his podcast with me that he posted yesterday. He has a real knack for getting into the bigger issues, like both sides of entrepreneurship, and how important the rest of your life is, as compared to your business. Yes, we do talk... Read More »

Join me With Jim Blasingame Tuesday Morning

by Tim Berry

A bit early on my coast, but I’ll be joining Jim Blasingame tomorrow morning at 8:30 Eastern, on his daily talk radio show. I hope you join us. We’ll be talking about business planning. Read More »