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How do you budget for Social Media Marketing in your Business Plan?

How do you budget for Social Media Marketing in your Business Plan? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

To optimize the opportunities behind a social media effort in a business plan, organizations need to commit to budgeting in a consistent and patient way....

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The Ultimate Investor Pitch Deck Template

Great startups don’t fund themselves. Raising money from investors requires a great pitch, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their sta…
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When you have done your business plan sharpen up your pitch deck. Here's how.... 

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3 Ways Social Media Can Help Your Business Get Funding - NerdWallet (blog)

3 Ways Social Media Can Help Your Business Get Funding - NerdWallet (blog) | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are tools for branding your business, marketing your products or services and engaging your customers. But a social media presence can also boost…
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Social media can be a critical part of crowdfunding your business plan but how else can it help funding? Here are a couple of thoughts...

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Money Insider: Peer-to-peer lenders come into their own as marketplace lending evolves

Money Insider: Peer-to-peer lenders come into their own as marketplace lending evolves | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
The peer to peer (P2P) market is rapidly gaining traction in the UK, with alternative lenders now considered a credible and vital alternative to high street banks when it comes to providing business finance.

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You Can Successfully Crowdfund Science Projects

You Can Successfully Crowdfund Science Projects | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
The most successful crowdfunding campaigns are often those based in the arts. People are likely to fund projects they understand and feel they could benefit from, usually through tangible products and rewards.
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Make sure your business plan is geared towards your crowdfunding audience...

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MyAllergy, Freedom from Food Allergies

MyAllergy, Freedom from Food Allergies | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
MyAllergy will be the preferred online destination fro for allergy sufferers who want freedom from hassle and anxiety when purchasing food that is safe
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Suffering Allergies? We are Working with MyAllergy to Make Buying Safe Food Easier - Launching 2015

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What Makes Your Business Strategy Work?

What Makes Your Business Strategy Work? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
First, you need to understand the difference between strategy and tactics. State your goal – for example, getting to the meeting in the shortest time possible. Your strategy might be to avoid bad t…

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Having a business plan is all about executing on your business strategy. Take a look at some basic guidance here about what makes a business strategy work......

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9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business

9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
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More big companies are partnering with startups. Here's how your startup can fit in | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet

More big companies are partnering with startups. Here's how your startup can fit in | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
The U.S. is a “Shark Tank” nation, the United Kingdom is in a “Dragon’s Den,” and India is an entrepreneur heaven. The recent uptick in entrepreneurship is more than a trend but a global spirit of innovation.

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If going this route make sure you research your potential partners in depth for your business plan well and ensure the "Fit" is good with any proposed company.....

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:50 AM

There are more and more initiatives for startups to break through. If not direct funding by VC's or Angel Investors, there is also the opportunity to partner with corporations. They offer what the startup does not have: infrastructure, money, connections, clientele... Startups offer innovation. Win/win? Hopefully.

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5 Things Not to Ask Your Accountant About Your Business Plan

5 Things Not to Ask Your Accountant About Your Business Plan | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
If you’re running a business, your accountant should be your friend, and your advisor — but not on every topic. While I was growing my business from zero to multimillions I got good advice from our CPA and I’m grateful.
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Great advice when speaking about your business plan to your accountants - managing expectations and knowing the right questions to ask.  Remember - "Scientific Wild-Ass Guess. Accountants don’t do SWAG." !

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10 Entrepreneur Approaches That Turn Off Investors

10 Entrepreneur Approaches That Turn Off Investors | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Many new entrepreneurs are so excited by their latest idea that they can’t resist contacting every investor they know, assuming the investor will be equally excited and want to contribute immediately.
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Some really useful pointers to avoid for anyone pitching their business plan to investors .....

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Top five reasons why investors don't invest - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

Top five reasons why investors don't invest - GrowthBusiness.co.uk | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

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Fergal O'Mullane, director at retail tech accelerator Eccomplished, looks at the key issues that prevent investors from backing companies.

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Must ready for anyone raising money from investors for their business plan....

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Size Up Your Investors Before Accepting Their Money

Size Up Your Investors Before Accepting Their Money | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Even though the color of their money is always green, all startup investors are not the same. Struggling entrepreneurs are often so happy to get a funding offer that they neglect the recommended reverse due diligence on the investors.
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Good sound advice when securing investor funding for your business plan ....

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Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves

Startup Founders Who Hide Early Work Only Fool Themselves | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
It’s popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout.
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Seven key reasons for being open about your startup business plan rather than trying to fly under the radar... Beat this in mind when writing your business plan

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The Business Plan Team's curator insight, August 21, 2014 5:14 AM

Entrepreneurs developing a business plan should consider these points about sharing information....

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How to Write a Great Business Plan

How to Write a Great Business Plan | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Which information belongs—and which doesn’t—may surprise you.
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Great article that clarifies all that is important in a business plan... and what is not!

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15 Ways You Can Rise Above the Competition

15 Ways You Can Rise Above the Competition | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
The old adage, “If you’re not first, you’re last,” couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to business success.
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A good business plan needs to show how you differentiate your business from the competition. Here are a few ways to do so if you are not first to market...

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, March 19, 1:36 AM

Some useful things to think about here.

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Which Digital Marketing Tactic Has the Biggest Revenue Impact?

Which Digital Marketing Tactic Has the Biggest Revenue Impact? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - One-third of marketers say they do not know which digital marketing tactic has the biggest positive impact on revenue, according to a recent report from Webmarketing123.

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haha, i think i will do no. 1

Brand Lounge's curator insight, March 5, 6:48 AM

We tend to agree with SEO and Paid Search, what is your intake in this?

Bruce McDuffee's curator insight, March 5, 11:12 AM

My experience with B2B manufacturing companies supports the choice of email as having the most impact on revenue.  Social impact and paid search are minimal or at least can't be measured very easily.  But there's always a little faith behind TOMA!

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The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity?

The Business Plan Team Blog: How Can You Tell Whether You Have A Genuine Business Opportunity? | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
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Before you get to the business of writing a business plan invest time to ensure you have a genuine business opportunity...

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15 Ways to Grow Your Business This Year - The Simple Dollar

15 Ways to Grow Your Business This Year - The Simple Dollar | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Call someone -- a client, a business contact, a mentor. Make a connection. Then put your phone away for at least two hours. Seriously. Photo: Alfredo Cacer
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Some simple steps to  grow your business and work into your business plan..... 

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12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy

12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, December 16, 2014 5:25 PM

Strategic elements such as segmentation, targeting, positioning, and all go-to-market activities reflect a clear and consistent understanding of the value the company offers to its customers and how the company seeks to capture value from attracting and retaining these customers over time.

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12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy - WebTech Group

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Asprey Aviation - Growth in Luxury Concierge Services Worldwide

Asprey Aviation  - Growth in Luxury Concierge Services Worldwide | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it

Asprey Aviation - Experts in elite airport concierge services, Asprey are the leading luxury aviation concierge company – providing the finest high-end passenger solutions at over 460 airports worldwide.

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Another growing business we have been working with to develop a business plan to secure bother funding and growth. Looking forward to hearing of your further successes....

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Before You Write a Business Plan

Before You Write a Business Plan | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Successful entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa spells out the early stages very well in a BusinessWeek special report published in early 2008, “Before You Write a Business Plan.”
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Good advice - still relevant now as it was.

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Sensory Perspective raising £1,150,000 investment, EIS tax relief : Crowdcube

Sensory Perspective raising £1,150,000 investment, EIS tax relief : Crowdcube | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Sensory Perspective have developed and manufactured devices which detect and protect from the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) generated from all wireless transmitters...
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One of our clients - top management team, growth market, great product with real value to anyone with a mobile or wireless device.....

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8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck

8 things you should never, ever include in a pitch deck | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.
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Avoid these in the pitch deck that accompanies your business plan..... 

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Ways Your Small Business Can Compete Against Big Retailers

Ways Your Small Business Can Compete Against Big Retailers | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, Bath and Body Works, Mrs.
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A few good points to bear in mind when creating the Marketing Section of your Business Plan....

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency | Business Plan Writing and Funding | Scoop.it
Today, 90 percent of businesses use social media marketing because of its ability to reach consumers.
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