Small Business Marketing and Business Plan Essentials
What you'll learn
- Understand the Importance of a Business Plan
- Know the Structure of a Business Plan
- Create a Business Plan
- Evaluate a Marketing Strategy
- Establish Marketing Options for their Company
- Understand the difference between Marketing and Advertising
- Know the Cycle of Elements Needed to Create a Marketing Plan
- Basic Management Skills
Why do companies place such importance into a business plan? Well, the creation of a business plan will allow any company to develop a road map to where they want to go and more importantly, how they are going to get there.
A good business plan will add value to your company, and in the long run will allow your company to achieve goals in a more efficient manner. Putting your concepts and ideas in a plan will allow you to learn about your market, competitors, and prepare your company for the changes needed to succeed.
Marketing is the business strategy designed to be the link between what your business is selling and what your costumers are buying. It is talking WITH your costumers instead of to them.
Marketing is a cycle that starts with costumer knowledge and goes around your whole operation all the way to customer service.
Each company has completely different needs and tactics that can be implemented to create a marketing plan. However, the process, resources and time required to develop and execute an efficient marketing strategy is based on the same principles.
If you start to make changes but do not supervise, track and monitor them frequently, you are destined to repeat mistakes and limit your ability to change and improve.
If you want your business to succeed, the first step is to be ready, and we have covered a lot of important aspects to help you in that area within the course. Once you are confident about every area in your company, you need to plan, execute and follow up. And you, as the owner, are the key element of this task.
Who this course is for:
- Small Business Owners
SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND CONSULTING FOR OVER 15 YEARS.
THAT HAS ALLOWED ME TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT : Project Management, Planning and Execution, Budget Control – Financial Goals, Team Building - Cost Reduction - Process Evaluation and Improvement
LOGISTICS:Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management – Supplier Evaluation, Cost Reduction
SALES AND MARKETING:Market Development, Client Management, Marketing Campaigns (Local and Regional), Pipeline – Sales – Return on Investment
For the last 10 years I have been working with companies that range from multi national to small businesses owned and operated by individuals or small groups of people.
I have worked for others, helping them build and achieve their dreams, until i got to the point where I decided i would no longer work for anyone else, and pursue my own ideas and dreams. I have started my own companies, with partners, by myself, even purchased one. And having been fortunate enough to have failed in some and succeeded in others, I have decided to share my knowledge and experience. With small business owners who may be struggling, or simply wanting to explore options to improve; as well as other brilliant entrepreneurs that are developing their own ideas and projects to start their small business.