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10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional

Good communication is the key to personal and professional success.<p>Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to …

Language

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

Why You Should Write a Business Plan for Your Career

A successful career requires specific goals, determining your ideal path, identifying key challenges and opportunities, and coming up with contingency plans. You can accomplish all these with a business plan for your career. Here's how!<p>In the entrepreneurial world, a business plan is a sacred text. …

Small Business

4 Content Writing Mistakes Small Businesses Make

If you’re looking for a study that nicely sums up why business writing is distant, pretentious and ruthlessly disengaging, look no further than 5 …

Writing

How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

Simplify Your Writing to Attract More Business

The purpose of writing is to inform, entertain, persuade and inspire. Does your writing -- be it an email, blog post or social media update - do that? Does it attract more business?<p>Compelling writing captures readers' attention. It is clear, concise and flows very smoothly. Use these tips to …

Ten steps to writing a compelling business plan

Opinions may be divided over when to do it, how to do it, and even why to do it, but one thing is certain; devising an effective business plan can be a key to success for entrepreneurs with big ideas.<p>A strong business plan creates focus, links short-term operations with long-term strategy, and …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

Small Business

Writing a Business Plan: Your Business Model

When it comes to writing a business plan, the first step is figuring out your business model. If you’re in the early stages of planning out your business, this is the ideal place to begin.<p><b>The Importance of the Business Model</b><p>There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to launching a business. But …

12 common mistakes in business writing

One should know what habits to avoid in order to let your business develop without any obstacles. Thus, you need to have full control over your habits when it comes to dealing with writing. There can be distinguished 12 major habits that are better to be avoided.

Here's how to write an email to a busy person and get a response

After all, you think, he probably has hundreds (thousands?) of unread messages waiting in his inbox that are more pressing and more enticing.<p>But it's time to change your attitude. With a little bit of thoughtfulness and creativity, you can make your message stand out and increase your chances of …

How to Write a Business Plan: The Executive Summary

This is the final post in my four-part series on how to write a business plan. So far we have covered Part I: How to develop a Business Model, Part II: Your Marketing Plan and Part III: Operations and Cash Flow Projections. In Part IV, we will discuss developing your executive summary.<p><b>The Executive</b> …

The Secret to Activating The “Law of Attraction” (Hint: It’s Hidden Right There in the Title)

If you’re familiar with my work, you know I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction.<p>After all, I was featured in the ground-breaking movie, <i>The</i> …

10 Budget-Conscious Digital Marketing Strategies

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startups with mega-valuations and millions of dollars in venture capital may get all the attention, most startups are on much leaner budgets. In 2014, for example, 82 percent of U.S. startups were self-funded.<p>For the …

AdWords

6 Easy-to-Acquire Habits That Will Help You Build Wealth

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or . . . complaining about your boss.<p>Other …

Self-improvement