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:
Tuesday, November 8th: Week One - Module 1 Introduction, Executive Summary, Business Description
Tuesday, November 15th: Week Two - Modules 2 & 3 Legal Structures and Market Analysis.
Tuesday, November 22nd: Week Three - Modules 4 & 5 Organization, Management and Service / Product Pricing and Delivery.
Tuesday, November 29th: Week Four - Module 6 Financial Statements
Tuesday, December 6th: 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.
Tuesday, December 13th: Business Plan: Lender Review
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College provides entrepreneurial development assistance and high end business consulting to start-up and emerging business owners in Central Ohio, including Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties.The Center’s services are offered at "no cost" for consulting services and many training sessions.
The Ohio SBDC at CSCC district office is located at Columbus State Community College. Our office address is 320 N. Grant Avenue, suite 1062, Columbus, Ohio 43215, however, training events are held at various locations including Columbus State, Dublin, and New Albany locations. Please see your event confirmation for location details.
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