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Management

Business Plan: Introduction: The Rise of Databases

In my last post in the Business Plan series, you discovered that my first company was a “software company.”  What kind?  Even in 1987, the software industry covered a wide variety of things.  As I mentioned before, the Introduction section of a business plan should start with a general overview (“microcomputer software”) and then get specific…

Business Plan – Charter

Back when I was 21 years old I figured you had to start somewhere.  Our business plan started with a “charter statement” which – in hindsight – was roughly equivalent to a vision statement. 1 CHARTER Feld Technologies intends to become the industry leader in semi-custom software. It will do this by understanding and addressing all of…

The Business Plan

I periodically get questions from readers of this blog about business plans.  I was pondering the best way to work through a “business plan series” (similar to the Term Sheet series and Letter of Intent series) when Dave Jilk – my partner in Feld Technologies (my first company) – dropped a few documents on my desk, including the…