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How to Write an Executive Summary for a Business Plan

business plan notes on tableWhether starting a business or transforming one, it’s important to have a written business plan. A business plan should start with an executive summary that briefly describes the business’s products or services, its market and competition, and its management. The executive summary can make or break a business’s pursuit of investors.

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Using a Retirement Plan to Start a Business

ThinkstockPhotos-504575346Ever wanted to start a business using a retirement plan? There’s a way to roll over plan benefits into a new business without paying taxes and penalties, but you have to be careful. Two recent cases illustrate how not to do it.

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What’s in a (Business) Name?

trademark_144318179As with any newborn, one of the first decisions an entrepreneur makes is the business name. But attorneys also have an important role in the naming process.