A business plan is your road map. Putting pen to paper will help make sure that you have thought through the details before you invest your time and money into a business. You need to know that your business can cover its’ costs and pay you for your time, otherwise, why do it?
Business plans are an essential business document for start-ups and for existing businesses thinking of expanding or adding new products or services. The plan helps to assure funders that you have a clear path to making your business profitable.
In this workshop, you will have the support of your peers and a professional business coach to guide you through the process of writing your own business plan.
Students are assumed to have an active understanding of the business plan components:
Designed as a follow on to Business Foundations I, students will have a refresh of the business plan components, focus on writing their final business plans, and receive coaching where needed. The class is primarily reserved for writing and coaching with some time saved to review business concepts.
At the end of four weeks, you will have an opportunity to have the plan reviewed by business financiers and professionals.
This class is for early-stage business-builders who either have a solid business idea or an existing product or service. Following the fundamentals taught in Business Foundations 1, this class reviews the concepts at a higher level and then provides the space and time to apply this knowledge to your own business.
Times: The course consists of five, three-hour sessions. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm on the following dates:
*Scholarship Option 1 – Income Based: Partial scholarships are available from Mercy Corps Northwest to low-income individuals with proper documentation. Applications must be received one week before the start of class to be considered. Link to Online Application.
*Scholarship Option 2 – Designated for People of Color: In partnership with the City of Portland, we are thrilled to be able to offer people of color scholarships to any training activity. Eligible clients need to have a home or business address within the city of Portland. Our goal is to make business education accessible to everyone in our community. Link to Online Application.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A TRAINING ACTIVITY IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied and then proceed with registration. You will be contacted via phone or email by Prosper Portland or Mercy Corps Northwest (depending on which scholarship you apply for) after we receive your application. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to one week prior to the start of the class. If you are unable to continue attending class we do our best to accommodate your situation. Registration is not complete without payment.