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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Online
Classroom
Starting at $765.00
11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 2018 Schedule

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

Available
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Instructor: Matthew Richter-Sand
363288
Fee:
$765.00
40 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: October 5, 2018. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2018
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
Write Your Business Plan: Get Your Plan in Place and Your Business off the Ground by Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Staff
UCLA Bookstore discount code for free shipping: XSP18

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

Available
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Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: John Thrasher
363287
Fee:
$765.00
40 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 12, 2018. One meeting to be arranged.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: October 7, 2018.  Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 7, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) UCLA Bookstore discount code for free shipping: XSP18
Schedule
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Lecture
Mon Sep 24, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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Lecture
Mon Oct 1, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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Lecture
Mon Oct 8, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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Lecture
Mon Oct 15, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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Lecture
Mon Oct 22, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106
Lecture
Mon Oct 29, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106
Lecture
Mon Nov 5, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106
Lecture
Mon Nov 12, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106
Lecture
Mon Nov 19, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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Lecture
Mon Dec 3, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
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UCLA Extension DTLA 106

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