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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Classroom
Online
Starting at $765.00
As few as 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.

Winter 2019 Schedule

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

Available
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Instructor: C. Scott Hindell
364534
Fee:
$765.00
55 days left. Enroll by Jan 7, 2019
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Enrollment deadline: January 11, 2019. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 11, 2019
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

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

Available
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Wednesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: Frank Blair
364533
Fee:
$765.00
57 days left. Enroll by Jan 9, 2019
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment recommended. Enrollment deadline: January 22. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 22, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required.
Course syllabus not yet available
Schedule
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Location
Lecture
Wed Jan 9, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Jan 16, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Jan 23, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Jan 30, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Feb 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Feb 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Feb 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Feb 27, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Mar 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Mar 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211
Lecture
Wed Mar 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 211

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