The Successful Business: Planning & Funding
Missouri State University

The Successful Business: Planning & Funding

May 2-3, 2018Check for other dates
W and Th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

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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