Why this course?
A great workshop with step by step explanations and templates for you to create, develop and write a great business plan.
"How to create a Damn Good Business Plan?!" is a complete course that includes 2 parts:
The course provides a framework for you to analyze the external environment of your business (existing or in creation) and develop a state of the art Business Plan.
The course includes short videos for each section and a set of templates that you can print and use, as well as excel templates.
It is VISUAL and SIMPLE. No complex graphs, math... Just a tool for reflection. You will be using templates and post-it for you to record you thinking process.
It's much more than a course because you are creating an output (your analysis and your plan). Therefore it looks more like a workshop than a lecture. You won't just sit back and wait as you are asked to actively create your output.
You don't need any business background to take this course. Although, we advise you to get the help of an accountant for the financial part if you never learn accounting.
If you need an extra help:
Find our price list at the end of the course curriculum.
Follow the preliminary Instructions for you to get your templates ready.
The objectives of the session are:
- Identified and assess the entrepreneur(s) characteristics that investment professionals generally look at.
- Gather evidences that the entrepreneurs or the team of entrepreneurs possess those characteristics.
- Create Bios that reflects those characteristics
The objective of this session is to gather evidences of the entrepreneur passion for his project in order to project an image of passionate person in his bio.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences of the entrepreneur expertise in order to project an image of expert in his bio.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences of the entrepreneur resilience in order to project an image of resilient person in his bio and demonstrate that the entrepreneur won't give up easily and try everything he can to make the project a success.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences to demonstrate that the entrepreneur possess a strong network on which he can leverage and communicate this in his bio.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences of the entrepreneur business acumen in order to project an image of business person in his bio.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences that the entrepreneur possesses the required management skills to manage the business and communicate it in his bio.
The objective of this session is to gather evidences of the entrepreneur commitment to his project by showing what kind of resources he is ready to bring. It will also help him to evaluate his "negotiation power".
The purpose of this section is to give an overview of business analysis in order to understand the big picture of business analysis.
2. Economic factors
3. Social factors
4. Technologic factors
5. Environment (nature) factors
6. Legal factors
Industry Life Cycle and trends
In this section we will wrap up our findings and clarify the opportunity we have uncovered.
Laurent is the founder and Managing Director of ATHENASIA working with Business planning, Performance Management and Management Training.
He is university lecturer in Hong Kong for management, entrepreneurship and organisation behavior courses.
Graduated from the University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium) in which he earned a Master of Management (Major Marketing) and a Master in Work Sciences (Organization behavior).
Originally working with youth leadership development, he progressively moved to business consulting world.
He started his career as Director of Talent Management in Hong Kong for a multinational youth organization.
Back in Belgium, he worked as Economic Sciences teacher and created a company through which he delivered career development programs to major players in telecommunication and Oil Industry.
After a year in Belgium, he finally returned to Hong Kong and worked as Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie Training Hong Kong.
Before founding ATHENASIA CONSULTING, Laurent was working for a Hong Kong company as Organizational Behavior Consultant on team development and soft skills trainings. The main client he was working with was the metro of Hong Kong (MTR) for which he worked on partnering to support its extension.
On the mean time, he has been working part time as Business Planning and operations Consultant with SME's in Hong Kong both online and face-to-face. He helped his clients to develop comprehensive business plans to structure business idea, plan for growth or simply to raise fund. Due to the success of this activity he decided to incorporate and live from his passion.
He has now more than 35,000 Students on different e-learning platforms, he animates a 1200+ entrepreneurs group in Hong Kong for which he organises workshops and events.
Originally born in Belgium, Laurent has been living (studying or working) in Brazil, Spain, and Hong Kong.
Languages and international exposure
Due to his international experience he is Fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English.