Step 1: Starting a BusinessFREE Three times each month 1st Wednesday 6-8pm 2nd Saturday 11-1pm 4th Tuesday 11-1pm
If you are just starting your business or thinking about starting a business, this is a must attend workshop, it’s your first step.
This class will review such topics as:
The importance of choosing the name of your business
Your business banking account
Choosing your business structure
Getting the financing you need to get rolling
Step II: Business Planning- The “Basic” OverviewFREE 4th Tuesday every other month 11:30-1pm
This session will explain the reasons to write a business plan and the Do’s and Don’ts of writing the plan. It will reinforce the importance of accurate financial projections and the market research that is needed to help you understand your industry, target market and competition.
Step III: Business Planning- The “Full” Story$59.00 1St Saturday every other month 8:30-2:30pm
This is a full half-day session where you will actually begin writing your plan. At the end of the class you will leave with the full structure and information for your plan. The instructor will take you step-by-step through the primary components of writing the plan and cover every section that should be included in a successful plan.
Write out your Mission & Company Description
Identify your Target Market as well as your Competition
Review and complete financial forms: Start-up and Projections
Outline your Sales & Marketing Plan
Determine your Operations & Management Plan
The final portion of this session will help you prepare for financing through basic discussions on credit, credit scores, building the right relationships and doing effective presentations to lenders.
Step IV: Business Planning-“Advanced Financials”$35.00 2nd Tuesday every other month 6-8pm
The focus of this session is on realistic financial projections. The class will cover financial statements, cash flow, pricing and sales. You will work with the spreadsheets needed to plot the actual financial projections for your business.
Step V: Business Planning- “Presenting the Plan”$35.00 4th Thursday every other monthly 11-1pm
This is your chance to sit in front of various lenders and discuss your financing options.
What is the lender looking for?
What are my chances of obtaining financing?
How do I effectively “present” my plan?
This session will help you “perfect” your presentation skills and focus on what the lenders will want to know.