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
Winter
Spring
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In Person
Online
Starting at $855.00
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 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
399036
Fee:
$855.00
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Location: UCLA
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 07, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Sep 24, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Oct 1, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Oct 8, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Oct 15, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Oct 22, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Oct 29, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Nov 5, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Nov 12, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Nov 19, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Nov 26, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
Lecture
Tue Dec 3, 2024
6:30PM PT - 9:30PM PT
UCLA
Bunche Hall 2178
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This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens July 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Matthew Sand
399037
Fee:
$855.00
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Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
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