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Business Plan 101

Wed 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Business Planning

In the words of Winston Churchill, “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” The failure rate of small businesses is over 60% inside of five years! If you want to decrease your chances of becoming one of the statistics, you must create a plan to achieve your business goals. At the end of this five week course you will have a thorough, working business plan. We will cover the executive summary, the business and product description, organizational structures, the marketing plan, and business financial statements. As a bonus, attendees of this class will receive 90 days access to LivePlan, the world’s leading business plan software. That’s a $60 value! LivePlan gives you all the tools you need to create an accurate, complete, professional business plan in the format that banks, SBA Lenders and investors are familiar to ensure that your plan gets the attention it deserves. Topics per week: Wednesday, Oct 4: Week One - Module 1 Introduction, Executive Summary, Business Description Wednesday, Oct 11: Week Two - Modules 2 & 3 Legal Structures and Market Analysis. Wednesday, Oct 18: Week Three - Modules 4 & 5 Organization, Management and Service / Product Pricing and Delivery. Wednesday, Oct 25: Week Four - Module 6 Financial Statements Wednesday, Nov 1: Week Five - Module 7 The Funding Request Business Plan Presentation to Lender Panel: For those who attend all five modules and complete your business plan, you will have an opportunity to present your plan to a panel of lenders for feedback and financial review on the following date. You must present your completed plan to the facilitating business advisor one week proior to the Lender Review Panel. Date Below. Wednesday, Nov 8: Business Plan: Lender Review

Speaker(s): Jerome Jones

To register, please visit:

Fee: $ 125.00

Phone: 614-287-5294


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