Business Plan Basics Training

Hands-on exploratory sessions designed for small business owners

A business plan will give lenders and financial backers a full picture, give a "road map" for a future direction, help anticipate capital and equipment needs, and help you measure progress and anticipate problem areas.

Primary topics covered in the training include:

1. Marketing

  • Define your trade area.
  • Identify customers and competitors.
  • Identify new products/services and the demand for these products/services.

 

2. Customer Relations

  • Learn how to increase your customer base.
  • Learn how to work with all personalities.
  • Learn how to use word-of-mouth as part of your advertising plan.

 

3. Financial Management

  • Review bookkeeping systems that will work for you.
  • Learn to understand what the numbers are telling you.
  • Learn to understand balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.

 

4. Advertising/Promotion

  • Explore options for affordable advertising.
  • Learn how to schedule advertising for the greatest impact.
  • Review what works for other businesses.
  • Design promotional activities.

 

5. Goal Setting

  • Learn the benefits of goal setting.
  • Develop goals for your business and personal life.
  • Find more time in your schedule.
  • Turn your goals into reality.

 

See what trainings are currently scheduled.

To arrange for a training to come to your community, contact Monica Braun, REAP Women's Business Center Director at monicab@cfra.org.

REAP and the Women's Business Center use the NxLevel Business Plan Basics for MicroEntrepreneurs curriculum and work in collaboration with the Nebraska EDGE program on curriculum delivery.

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