Tim Berry Recent Blog Posts

For my recent blog posts, I post first on my main blog Planning Startups Stories at timberry.bplans.com. These are reposted from that blog. Lately I also post often on Quora.

How to Know a Good Business Plan
What’s a good business plan? A business plan is as good or bad as its results. The decisions it causes. Divide this into two parts: …
Profits vs. Growth, yes. Maximize Profits, No.
Understand the inherent tradeoff between profits vs. growth. I’m struck by how much business writing and thinking takes optimizing profits as the objective. Maximize your …
Somebody Stole My Idea
How do you feel when somebody steals your idea? It’s a frequently asked question. Here’s my answer. That happened to me once. A business associate …
How Do I Start my Business With No Money?
(Note: consider this one a guest post from Paul O’Brien, CEO of MediaTech Ventures. It’s his answer to a Quora question “how much money do …
How Investors Look at Startup Forecasts
Investors look at startup forecasts for concepts, not accuracy. When investors look at your projections, they are looking not for just the numbers, but essential …
Entrepreneurs Without Salaries?
Question: How do entrepreneurs without salaries sustain their families and pay bills? My answer: As an entrepreneur without salary, I built a business and supported …