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 Tuesdays from 5:15pm-8:15pm on the following dates:
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact [email protected]
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to one week prior to the start of the class. If you are unable to attend, we will do our best to accommodate your situation. Registration is not complete without payment.
*Scholarship Option 1 – COVID-19: Due to the impact of COVID-19 Mercy Corps Northwest is providing partial scholarships to all individuals who apply. Documentation requirements have been waived for the time being. Applications must be received one week before the start of class to be considered. 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 Mercy Corps Northwest after we receive your application. Questions? Email [email protected]
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration Administration