Do you have a business idea but need assistance to think through all of the details? This workshop will take you through the basics of putting your business idea on paper. You will learn the basic content of what is required to have an effective business plan. You will gain knowledge on how to think through some of your issues. It is the information that you need to attract people, money, and clients but it needs to be written. It helps you to describe your product or service, your market, and your potential clients and their needs.
Going through the business plan process reveals to you the strengths and weaknesses of your ideas and how to improve them. It gives you the confidence to sell your idea to others. This process forces you to think through the critical issues in an organized way and sharpen your business skills. The business plan will help you prepare your roadmap for success.
Topics covered include:
• 7 reasons why you need a business plan
• 5 key elements of a business plan
• How to avoid 6 key mistakes when writing a business plan
• Confidence in going forward with your plan
• Free tools provided by SCORE to help you with your plan.
Presented by Sylvia Crew: Sylvia has been in business for over 15 years providing accounting and financial management services to small credit unions. Prior to starting her own business, she was a chief financial officer in the banking and credit union industry. She also is a real estate investor. She received her degree from Pepperdine University in Business Management. She is a volunteer with SCORE, a non-profit association and resource partner with the SBA that provides free mentoring and low-cost business workshops to new and existing businesses.