The 7 Step Business Plan That Writes Itself
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The 7 Step Business Plan That Writes Itself

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur
4.7 (15 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a focused and dynamic Business Plan for your Passionate Idea
  • Develop a Fundraising Campaign
  • Construct a Budget
  • Devise a Project Calendar
  • Execute a Plan of Action
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Requirements
  • A clean and clear Journal. This will symbolize a fresh start and a clean slate.
Description

Dreams are awesome! Goals are motivating! A PLAN is essential! The 7 Step Business Plan That Writes Itself is designed to give you the essential guide to creating a blueprint for your business. Through creative writing and journaling, this course is crafted to alleviate the fear usually connected to writing a business plan. This course is designed for everyone from the creative entrepreneur ready to launch a new business to the seasoned business person looking to take their organization in a new direction. This course will tap into your professional goals and personal passion without bogging you down with task of writing one huge document at once. In the end, lecture exercises and journal entries will be the source material for a finished business plan. At the conclusion of this course, your business plan will have written itself.

Who is the target audience?
  • Startups and Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone interested in launching a new business or project
  • An existing company looking to develop a new direction
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:24:41
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Welcome! Let's Get Started Turning Your Dream into Your Plan!
2 Lectures 04:10

Welcome to Day One of Launching Your NEW CAREER! This is an introduction to "The 7 Step Business Plan...That Writes Itself" course.

Preview 02:32

This lecture give your a brief run down of what you can expect from this course.

Preview 01:38
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The Beginning of a Fresh Start with a Clean Slate
2 Lectures 03:12

EVERYONE deserves a fresh start...a clean slate. This lecture is to cheer you on as you select a journal for this course. You will need a place to craft your ideas and brainstorm as we build your business plan together. Included here is a link to our Amazon store to give you a bit of inspiration in selecting your personal notebook.

Preview 01:16

This lecture explores the value and power of brainstorming...letting your ideas flow and work FOR you.

Preview 01:56
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The Anatomy of A Business Plan
1 Lecture 03:26

This lecture introduces you to the SEVEN basic elements of a business plan. This lecture will give you an idea of the seven units to come. 

Preview 03:26
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STEP 1: Executive Summary
1 Lecture 02:45

This lecture will help you develop your "elevator pitch", the abbreviated way you can describe who you are and what you do. This sentence is the most important sentence of your entire business plan. It will determine if there is an interest to read further. 

Preview 02:45
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STEP 2: Business Description
1 Lecture 02:28

This lecture will help you elaborate on who you are and what you do by developing bios for your company, your product and yourself. 

Tell Us About YOU: Writing Your Bio
02:28
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STEP 3: Marketing Strategies
2 Lectures 07:25

This lecture will give you the tools to help you determine who your targeted customer base may be by determining your target demographics. 

Understanding Target Demographics
03:32

This lecture will help you determine how to balance your marketing campaign between print media and digital media. 

Social Media vs. Print Media
03:53
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STEP 4: Competitive Analysis
1 Lecture 04:24

This lecture will help you identify your competitors and determine how are you similar, how are you different and how you can benefit by knowing that information. 

Competition Drives Markets: Get Behind the Wheel!
04:24
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STEP 5: Design & Development
1 Lecture 09:30

This lecture will focus on font, shape and color as it applies to your logo and brand marketing needs.

The Power of Symbols, Logos, Color and Sound
09:30
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STEP 6: Operations & Management
2 Lectures 16:58

This lecture will help you determine what resources, inventory and other items you will need to launch your business.

Resources: What Do You Have? What Do You Need? What Do You Want?
11:28

This lecture will help you determine what type of staffing you will need to launch your business. 

Staffing: Building Your Team and The Power of Delegation
05:30
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STEP 7: Financial Factors
2 Lectures 12:01

This lecture will get you to use your lists from Operations and Management, monetize the items to create a budget for your business plan.

Build Your Budget from Your Operations and Management Resources
02:29

This lecture will show you a 'bite size' approach to fundraising. 

The Elements of Fundraising
09:32
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About the Instructor
Teresa Dowell-Vest
4.7 Average rating
15 Reviews
126 Students
1 Course
Writer | Professor

Terésa Dowell-Vest is a three time Geoffrey Award (Santa Monica Theatre Guild) winning director and a NAACP Theater Award nominee. She is the owner and CEO of Diva Blue Productions, Publications and Photography. Her credits include directing, writing, acting (stage and film), production design (film). She has worked on stages in New York City, Virginia and Los Angeles. In film, Terésa is a production designer, writer, director, and producer. Terésa has directed a number of short films including Stuck (2010), Shirts vs. Skins (2013) and Master Piece (2013).

In 1999, she wrote Vinegar Hill, a play commissioned by Live Arts Theatre in her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Terésa published the coffee table book, "The Box 69: My Photographic Chronicle in Verse, Song, and Crayons" a look at crayons but from an adult's perspective. “Passage Home is Terésa’s third published book and her first novel. Terésa currently resides in Houston, TX.