Friday 3 June
Thursday, June 2, 2011/
Today on StartupSmart, we reflect on the launch of the $100,000 Enterprize competition by going back to basics and pointing out some of the common errors that crop up in business plans.
Whether it’s empty corporate speak, a lack of a clear path to market or an ignorance of your competitors, these flaws can sink your business before it has even got off the ground.
Read our top 10 tips to make sure you don’t commit any of these business planning cardinal sins.
Elsewhere, Niki Scevak has some words of warning for start-ups looking to turn their business plans into oodles of cash from day one and mentor Graeme McCormack helps a reader choose the best location for their franchise.
Oliver Milman, editor
Social media mishaps: Why businesses should think twice before cracking jokes online Catriona Pollard CP Communications founder
An ‘opportunity-hunting’ generation: Here's what millennial workers need and want Karen Gately Corporate Dojo founder
Spilling the beans: Why inviting someone to 'grab a coffee' is disingenuous and unnecessary Sue Parker DARE Group founder
Why success is simple, motivational speakers suck and Eye of The Tiger is dead to me Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
How Emily McWaters manages her Sydney-based business from Kangaroo Island Emily McWaters The Hamper Emporium chief
Why 'Orwellian' performance monitoring is crucial to building an ethical company culture Michael Kodari Kodari Securities chief