Announcing the Business Planning Series

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You are invited to attend:

Business Planning Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:00 AM until Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:00 PM

Can’t seem to get your business off the ground?

Do you feel stuck and need a creative boost?

”Thinking big is still just thinking!”

 

A well written business plan takes time, patience, detail, research, and a right approach to presentation. Learn the ins and outs of how to create and implement a solid business plan.

This series is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their business ideas in class and begin the writing process with guidance from a global expert in management and marketing.

*You can choose to attend only one session or attend all 6, depending on your unique needs.*

Session 1: Introduction to Business Planning – Aug. 14, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Defining the Purpose
  • Identifying Customers and Markets
  • Describing Products and Services
  • Setting Strategies and Tactics
  • Relating Numbers to Text
  • Developing the Plan

Session 2: Defining the Business – Aug. 21, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Describing the Company
  • Structuring the organization
  • Building a Management Team
  • Refining the Business Proposition
  • Conducting Feasibility Analyses
  • Outlining Implementation

Session 3. Strategic Planning – Aug. 28, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Targeting Customers• Characterizing the Market
  • Forecasting Sales
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Understanding the Financials
  • Defining Business Goals

Session 4. Tactical Planning – Sept. 4, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Planning operations
  • Setting Milestones
  • Assigning Responsibility
  • Allocating Resources
  • Maintaining Timelines
  • Assessing Results

Session 5. Completing the Plan – Sept. 11, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Writing the Plan• Providing Financial Details
  • Using Charts and Graphs
  • Linking Dollars and Sense
  • Summarizing Sections
  • Preparing an Executive Summary

Session 6. Submitting the Plan – Sept. 18, 2018 10am-12pm

  • Using the Plan
  • Building Consensus
  • Persuading Lenders
  • Convincing Investors
  • Locating other Funding

LOCATION

WeWork Apollo

810 7th Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

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How to Make a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

Goals

After determining that your goal is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) you have to say to yourself, “How am I going to make it happen.”

No matter what goal you are trying to achieve, you will have to determine what your objectives are, and what activities you will engage in to help you meet those objectives. You will also have to determine what outcomes you expect to measure alongside those activities as you move towards your target date. Continue reading “How to Make a Plan to Achieve Your Goals”

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Personal Goals

SWOT Analysis

Before you attempt to take on any goal, you must ask yourself do you have what you need to be successful in achieving that goal. A SWOT Analysis is a tool that helps you do just that.

SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT Analysis a valuable tool that will give you a thorough lay of the land in which you operate. It will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you can properly lay out your goal game plan. Continue reading “How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Personal Goals”

How to Set SMART Goals for Your Life

SMART Goals

Have you ever said that there was something that you wanted to do, something that you wanted to have, or somewhere you wanted to go but never saw anything come of it? It’s nice to have dreams. To envision yourself in a better place, doing better things, or just being better, is wonderful.

Our dreams help us lay the foundation for where we want to go. However, if you never take the time to create a plan of action around your dreams, you aren’t setting goals, and goals are what you need if you want to turn your dreams into reality. Continue reading “How to Set SMART Goals for Your Life”

Happy New Year! Let’s Rock 2018. ?

Happy New Year

Here’s to a glorious 2018!

Now that 2017 is coming to an end, it’s time to get ready for winning in 2018.

I’m thankful for those of you who have attended my previous workshops and I’m looking forward to seeing new faces in these upcoming sessions.

Based on survey responses, I’m offering these workshops focused around helping you accomplish your goals and helping you to be more productive.

Workshops Continue reading “Happy New Year! Let’s Rock 2018. ?”

The Sweetness of Social Entrepreneurship

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This yummy confection has been driving us mad for eons and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Chocolate is so yummy that when you meet someone who doesn’t like it, it’s enough to make you wonder if you should like them. It’s serious business both culturally and economically.

Source: Oxfam International

Few of us probably know that 90% of the chocolate we consume comes from cocoa grown in African countries. However, when we think about chocolate most of us think about European countries. Swiss, Dutch, and German chocolates are considered by many to be the best. It’s very easy for many Westerners to shell out $2 for a good chocolate bar and not even realize that $2 is far less than many people involved in growing and harvesting cocoa earn per day. As a matter of fact, many are living below $1 a day. To make matters worse, the chocolate industry has historically been wrought with human rights abuses, including child labor, and indentured servitude. (See Sackett, Marjie. “Forced Child Labor and Cocoa Production in West Africa.” Human Rights & Human Welfare. 1 March 2014) Continue reading “The Sweetness of Social Entrepreneurship”