The Successful Business: Planning & Funding

The Successful Business: Planning & Funding
Date and time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 05, 2017
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 05, 2017 - April 06, 2017

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key.  Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business.  Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor.  This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans.  Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed.  In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents.      

Topic Include:

- Discuss business success factors 

- Critical steps to a great business plan

- Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan

- Explore the planning process

- Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan

- Review funding options

- How to research the feasibility

- Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition

- How to develop basic financial projections for financing

- Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors

- Using the plan to manage your business

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