This workshop is designed for those who are ready to start their business plan or who are in business but need to build a business plan. It covers all aspects of building a business plan including: how to get yourself organized, avoiding writers block, required content, focusing on what is important and tips on how to make your plan represent you in the best light.
Although there is no one way to write a business plan, attendees will be taken through a simple structure for building their plan. In addition, participants will be exposed to business planning software that will assist them in completing the financial portions of the plan.
* The need for a business plan
* The elements of a business plan
* Steps in basic financial planning
* Organization and management strategies
* Using your plan to measure progress and obtain financing
* How your marketing plan fits into your business plan
This workshop also features break-out sessions for exploring specific topics in more detail.
James M. Smith
Jim Smith, who began his career at IBM in sales and marketing, has over thirty years of experience mentoring entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized. Jim brings a deep background of executive management experience.
In 1993 Jim founded and remains the managing partner of YCHANGE International, a turnaround consultancy specializing in small to medium sized new businesses or existing companies looking to expand or needing a turnaround strategy. In 2005 he also started counseling clients and teaching workshops for SCORE, including business planning and internet marketing.
Len Van Regenmorter, Accredited SCORE Counselor and Business Financial Consultant
Len worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell, concentrating in the areas of inertial guidance systems, visual displays for astronauts, and hand controls for the Command Capsule and Lunar Excursion Module.
Len moved to Control Data in 1969 as a program manager for large computer systems. In 1977 he moved to Oregon to work for Floating Point Systems, a supercomputer company, where he became Director of Engineering. From 1991 to 1998 he ran his own consulting business working with small growing hi-tech firms. Len retired in 1998 and immediately began volunteering for SCORE where he has helped numerous clients, especially in the area of detailed financial planning.
To RSVP, register through SCORE's Portland website.
Click on Workshops on the left panel; then register for a workshop here; then Thr Oct 30, 8:30a-4:30p, Business Plan – Your Roadmap to Success.
Official Website: http://scorepdx.org/workshops.php
Added by Eva Schweber on October 24, 2008