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The Successful Business: Planning and Funding


Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9 p.m.


MSU's Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...


Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, preparation is the key. Learn how to utilize several tools in the process of developing a plan for your business. Whether formal or informal, translating your ideas into a working plan will increase the odds in your favor. This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans. Also, a special emphasis will be placed how to fund the business once the plan has been developed. In addition to the course instruction, support material is provided which includes a workbook, software, and other documents. Topics Include: Discuss business success factors Critical steps to a great business plan Understand the Business Model Canvas for an informal plan Explore the planning process Identify the critical components of a formal Business Plan Review funding options How to research the feasibility Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition How to develop basic financial projections for financing Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors Using the plan to manage your business
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Tara Horton,
Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University (MSU)
phone: 417-837-2617

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