How To Write An Executive Summary

How To Write An Executive Summary And Wow Investors

Kurt GraverBusiness Plan, Business Start-up Advice

The executive summary is the most important section of a business plan. You need to understand if you are writing a business plan for funding or internal strategic planning. Most investors and lenders will not read your full 30+ page plan. The executive summary is often the only part they look at before deciding whether to continue reviewing your business …

Sources of Business Funding

The Complete Guide to Startup and Small Business Funding

Kurt GraverBusiness Funding, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

 Raising startup funding is one of the most exciting, challenging periods for a new business, and most fail at this stage and new launch.   Research by The Kauffman Foundation found roughly two-thirds of the companies were financed by personal savings, investments by friends and family or traditional loans.  Here are the top seven categories of the decade-long research identified by …

Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing: The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your New Business

Kurt GraverBusiness Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

Starting a new business is an exciting yet challenging time. You may have a great product or service, but getting the word out to potential customers can be difficult without the right startup marketing strategy.  In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about promoting your startup on a budget and setting your new business up for …

protecting your ideas - intellectual property

Securing Your Startup’s Success: A Guide to Intellectual Property in the UK

Kurt GraverBusiness Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice

As an entrepreneur building a startup in the UK, one of the keys to long-term growth is understanding how to leverage intellectual property (IP) law to protect your innovations. Without comprehensive IP rights, competitors can legally copy or reuse the ideas, inventions, and creative assets that your business is founded on. This in-depth guide will explain the ins and outs …

reduce costs

Cost Reduction Strategies: How to Cut Costs Without Sacrificing Quality

Kurt GraverBusiness Development, Business Start-up Advice

Companies constantly seek ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency in today’s competitive business landscape. However, haphazard cost-cutting can lower quality, reduce value, and hurt your brand long-term. The key is taking a strategic, proactive approach to cost reduction that streamlines operations while maintaining exceptional products and services. This comprehensive guide covers proven methods to reduce expenses through improved resource …

Improve Business Performance

6 Ways To Improve Your Business Stimulate Growth

Kurt GraverBusiness Development, Business Start-up Advice

As a small business owner, finding ways to improve your business and stimulate sustainable growth is essential, especially in uncertain economic conditions. Managing a profitable and resilient small business can face challenges with factors like inflation, supply chain issues, and shifting consumer demand. This comprehensive guide will explore six proven strategies you can implement across critical areas like financial planning, …

Starting A Business With No Money

How to Start a Business With No Money: A Step-by-Step Guide

Kurt GraverBusiness Start-up Advice

You may have a great business idea but lack the startup capital. The good news is that with grit and resourcefulness, it’s possible to launch a successful business with limited funds. This comprehensive guide will walk you through proven strategies for starting a business with no money. Find a Cost-Effective Business Idea The first step is choosing a business idea …

6 Myths Of Startups

Top 6 Myths About Starting a Successful Business

Kurt GraverBusiness Development, Business Start-up Advice

Embarking on your entrepreneurial journey and launching a new business is thrilling but involves overcoming common misconceptions. At our consulting firm, we’re focused on equipping entrepreneurs to start and grow successful companies. This article will debunk the top starting a business myths. Myth 1: You Need a Large Amount of Capital to Begin One of the biggest starting a business …

Development Plan

How To Create A Business Development Plan

Kurt GraverBusiness Development, Business Start-up Advice

Whether you are just starting up or an established business, every business has room for improvement. The market is constantly changing. If you are not planning to improve and grow your business, you are just stagnating and risking sustainability. This is why the stock market value of companies crashes when they announce lower-than-predicted sales growth. Growth is a good sign; …

How Much Money Will You Make 

Writing Your Business Plan: How Much Money Will You Make?

Kurt GraverBusiness Plan, Business Start-up Advice

Introduction When crafting a business plan, one of the most critical questions you’ll face is: How much money will your business make? This isn’t just about profit; it’s about understanding the financial viability of your business model, setting realistic expectations, and planning for the future. Let’s explore the essential components of financial planning within a business plan, including real-world examples …