Poll: What’s the worst part of starting or running a business? What’s the best part?

At the Idea+Space Beta Launch we asked everyone who came "What’s the worst part of starting or running a business? What’s the best part?" The results were pretty interesting. Here are the answers: BEST Being your own boss Filling a need Helping people Using all my skills Creating your future Being passionate about my endeavor…
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The Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a fairly new tool that is useful for the preliminary planning stages of a new business. It helps you map out the 9 crucial components of a business, and see them all on one chart. Start with just the basic info, but revisit the canvas, re-working it as the plans change. The Business…
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Competitive (SWOT) analysis

Where can you learn more about your competition and potential customers? At the library. FYI: Not everything is findable (Private vs. Public info) Most small businesses are privately held and do not need to make their financial information public. Tools like the Library's Reference USA will help, but some of the information you will want is simply…
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