How to Write a Business Plan - Do What You Love!
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- How to write a fully functioning business plan
- How to pitch your ideas to bankers and investors
- How to create a roadmap for your business
- How to create a document that holds you accountable to what happens "next"
- How to design, build and finance your big idea!
- A desire to develop your business concept
- Dedication to complete the course
- A love for learning
Business plans can help convey the organizational structure of your business and act as a management tool to help you as an entrepreneur stay on track with your business goals. The plan is ultimately your roadmap on how to operate your business.
But more importantly, as a new business, it can help you think through how your business should be designed and how things will work economically.
Every business plan has seven distinct areas of focus:
- Executive Summary: "The Punchline To The Story."
- Business Description: "What Problem Are You Solving?"
- Products & Services: "What Do We Offer & Why?"
- Sales & Marketing: "Who Are Our Customers & How Do We Connect With Them?"
- Operations: "What Must We Be, What Can We Be, What Should We Be?"
- Management Team: "Who Is The Boss With The Sauce?"
- Future State: "What Does it Look Like Five Years From Now?"
- Financial Summary: "Secure The Bag."
During this course, we will walk through each of the seven components, including what language to use, where to go to find information and why each section is important.
Each student will receive a template business plan and template financial statements.
- Pre-Launch Entrepreneurs
- Early Stage Entrepreneurs
- Entrepreneurs Looking for Financing
- Professionals Who Work for Start-Ups
- Anyone who needs a higher level of business acumen
This lecture is just the introduction, the focus is on how the remainder of the course is organized and a general orientation to how the financial world is functioning for the everyday person in today's society. It also serves as the introduction to the first two of three "Big Ideas".