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Growing your business could include getting into one or more additional operating levels that occur within your industry. Vertical integration is the degree to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers, with the goal of increasing the company's power in the marketplace. There are several variations of vertical integration, each with its own potential opportunities and risks. 

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When you write your press-release, be sure to include a reason for reporters to attend. Whether you are holding a grand opening or adding a new product, be sure to alert the press by sending a press release. See our samples of press-releases.
Use these business plan examples to help kickstart your own business plan. Creating a business plan will help you visualize and better organize your business. Use these three sample business plans as your starting point.
The cash flow budgeting worksheets contain most cash inflow and outflow categories and can be customized for your business' needs. Cash Flow Budget Worksheet is used to project your business's cash inflows and outflows, and to predict the ability of your business to create cash.
The production plan states the total amount of output that the manufacturing department is responsible to produce for each period. Learn about production planning, production planning strategies, production planning methods, and how to write a production plan.
Download the balance sheet template to record your assets and liabilities. A balance sheet is a financial "snapshot" of your business at a given date in time. Create a balance sheet for you company, using this balance sheet template.

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