The Successful Business: Planning & Funding
Missouri State University

The Successful Business: Planning & Funding

August 8-9, 2018Check for other dates
W from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions

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Course Description

Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key.  Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business.  Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor.  This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans.  Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed.  In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents.      


Topic Include:


?  Discuss business success factors

?  Critical steps to a great business plan

?  Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan

?  Explore the planning process

?  Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan

?  Review funding options

?  How to research the feasibility

?  Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition

?  How to develop basic financial projections for financing

?  Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors

?  Using the plan to manage your business


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