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
Summer
Classroom
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.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: C. Scott Hindell
370755
Fee:
$765.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2020
Course Requirements
Course syllabus not yet available.
Internet access required.
(Optional) Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens November 04, 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Frank Blair
370754
Fee:
$765.00
See Details
Notes

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required.
Course syllabus not yet available.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 8, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Jan 15, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Jan 22, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Jan 29, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Feb 5, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Feb 12, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Feb 19, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Feb 26, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Mar 4, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Mar 11, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212
Lecture
Wed Mar 18, 2020
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 212

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