This is a 7-session program for entrepreneurs to complete their business plans with a blend of core curriculum and personalized assistance. Each seminar session is a 3-hour workshop, and will focus on a comprehensive topical discussion, as well as researching and drafting the applicable sections of their business plans. Students will be assigned breakout rooms for small group discussion once or twice per session. Students will complete the course with a comprehensive business plan draft that focuses on sustainability and profitability, with a mapping of their business processes, as well as with a practical understanding of their day-to-day business activities. The topics and issues addressed include: The Entrepreneurial Objective; The Value Proposition; Sales & Revenue Streams; Budgeting & Margin Analysis; Product/Service Development & Pricing; Strategic Partnerships & Customer Relations; Marketing Media & Advertising Platforms; Business Entities & Formation; Business Accounting & Record-keeping; Credit Policies & Cash Management; and more.
Students get several electronic workbooks and spreadsheets, “office hours” between sessions, and will leave with a working template for launching a successful business.