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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Summer
Remote Instruction
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.

Spring 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
372386
Fee:
$765.00
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 03, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Canceled
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Tuesday 6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Nader Zargarpour
372385
Fee:
$765.00
See Details
Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 9, 2020
6:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT
Online

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