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Growing Importance of Business Plan Competitions By Tim Berry

Are you aware of business plan competitions? If you’re an entrepreneur, they’re an excellent opportunity to present your business and compete for cash and in-kind prizes or, worst case, really good feedback from serious business people. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to judge, it’s a chance to spend a few days reviewing real-world startups. I’ve been judging business plan competitions for almost 20 years. As I write this I’m looking forward to another season judging venture competitions including the University of Texas’ Venture Labs Investment Competition, the Rice University BusinessRead More


How the Little Guys Can Win In Today’s David-and-Goliath Business World

Business Intelligence Expert Shares Tips for Using Actionable Data to Gain the Advantage Before the internet, small companies didn’t stand a chance against the Goliaths, says Corrine Sandler, a globally recognized leader in business intelligence and market research. That’s because no war can be won without intelligence and, before the digital era, collecting actionable data and information about one’s competitors, market and customers cost a lot more than most small businesses – the Davids – could afford. “But today, the Davids are taking down the Goliaths,” says Sandler, founder andRead More