Developing a Business Plan

MGMT X 497.610

The foundation of a successful business is a solid business plan. This comprehensive course dives into the details of developing a plan, and students emerge with a first draft of a sound business plan.

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Fall
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Online
Starting at $765.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn the key components for creating a business plan
  • Identify existing customers and future customers
  • Understand revenue forecasting methodologies, competitor analysis, small business finance, and how to transition from personal guarantees and credit lines to a self-financing business model
  • Effectively plan, hire, and train staff with high potential
  • Examine the legal aspects of organizing and managing a small business

About this course:

Learn all aspects of creating a solid first draft of your own business plan. This course begins with a comprehensive "situation analysis" of your (or your employer's) small business (or case study, if more applicable). You then learn the key components for creating an effective business plan: knowing your existing customers, targeting future customers, customer value formulation, income statement and balance sheet forecasting, revenue forecasting methodologies, competitor assessment and emerging company/product/service competitors, and understanding the pitfalls of small business development. In addition, you look at building and planning an efficient business infrastructure (systems, technology, third-party software); small business finance, cash flow, debt, and financing alternatives; transitioning from personal guarantees and credit lines to a self-financing business model; effectively planning, hiring, and training staff with high potential; the legal aspects of organizing and managing a small business; negotiating skills; and setting day-to-day priorities with the business plan in mind. With these skills, you can build a solid first draft of your business plan.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Available
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Matthew Richter-Sand
375614
Fee:
$765.00
3 days left. Enroll by Sep 28, 2020
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 02, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: The Agile Startup: Quick and Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know by Jeff Scheinrock and Matt Richter-Sand

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