PitchNOLA 2015: Living Well
- Propeller Incubator, New Orleans LA
Writing an Effective Business Plan for Small & Emerging Businesses
Presented by: Klassi Duncan
Course Description: This four-part course will introduce entrepreneurs to the components of a business plan and provide in-class working sessions to assist in drafting an effective business plan.
Writing a strategic business plan is an effective tool in growing a business. The business plan serves as a blueprint that will guide small businesses towards their ultimate growth goals. An effective business plan assists in preparing for growth, increasing operational efficiency, and is typically required when obtaining debt and/or equity funding. The trend in business plans is to be clear, concise, and compelling in short form. Attendees of this workshop will walk away with a draft of their business plan to increase contracts and sales.
This course will be taught by Klassi Duncan, a local entrepreneur and small business consultant. Ms. Duncan currently serves as a Business Growth Advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College. In this role, she provides business support, consulting, and technical assistance to small businesses. As a small business owner herself, Ms. Duncan enjoys working with business owners and assisting with their transition into “entrepreneurial leadership.” Klassi is the owner of NewOrleansUnplugged.com, a website dedicated to showcasing the local stories, special events, and live music that make New Orleans so unique.
LED registered Small and Emerging Businesses (SEBDs)
SEBDs receive a 50% discount on Propeller workshops. Small for-profits are eligible. To register, visit: smallbiz.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com and then contact Propeller's Programs Manager, Julia Stewart at jstewart@GoPropeller.org when you receive your certification number.
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. We drive social, environmental, and economic impact in New Orleans by incubating early-stage ventures that have the potential to solve our city's most pressing issues. Visit us at www.GoPropeller.org.