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The purpose of this series of workshops is to introduce business plan practitioners to the business plan as an educational opportunity and an effective tool with which to coach others to become experts in their businesses. The learner will be introduced to the Business Planner's RoadMap and a manageable process for researching and shaping a business concept from the first idea to a completed business plan. The business plan will be presented as a structure which helps to organize market research and enables the developer to prove or disprove his or her business case. All aspects of the business plan are covered, including market research, determining feasibility, developing a business concept, creating a marketing strategy, planning business operations, and building an overview of the financial section for a business plan.
Small group learning activities are followed with time to ask questions or share what he or she has learned. Each learner will gain understanding of how to guide clients through the various steps of business planning.
As a part of this workshop, each participant will receive:
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No matter how well-intentioned your business idea, things can go horribly wrong. When I vaulted into my first business in 1980, I hoped to be a successful, positive force for those around me, and an asset to my community. Seven years later, the day I declared bankruptcy, I felt crushed, enslaved, and worthless. Not the glory I’d envisioned.
So, you’ve gone to all the effort to get your venture off the ground and survived the start-up phase. Aside from the fact that you’re too busy to socialize much, or take holidays, your business appears to be thriving. In your circle of friends you might even be a bit of a hero.
Congratulations might be in order. In starting a business, you’ve achieved something that many people dream about but never do. But are things as rosy as they seem?