This hands on class will walk you through writing your own business plan and aim you to your $4,500 business grant from Mercy Corps NW.
Each week, you will complete one of four sections of the business plan. You will pull together any of the strategic marketing planning, research, costing, sourcing, branding, communications and other work you may have done. You will write the narrative of your business and back it up with detailed facts and figures. You will work from a spreadsheet template for your profit & loss and cash flow statements — the very thing lenders want to see.
You will think through your business thoroughly, research facts you are unsure of and examine your ideas critically. Come prepared with your laptops and all the relevant info you’ve collected. Roll up your sleeves and leave class with a viable plan that could get you financing and on the path to your dreams.
About the Instructor
As a trainer and counselor, Spencer consults and works hands-on with start-ups, non-profits and established businesses on business strategy, business development, marketing and legal strategy. She formed and led Nike Intellectual Property Transactions & Licensing function. She has worked in and been partner for several silicon valley companies and law firms.
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Instructor:Karen Spencer, business counselor, Mercy Corps NW
Dates/Times:Monday, April 12-May 17, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:18 clock hours @ $22/clock hour
Supply List:CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Supply list: All you need to bring to the first class is a pen/pencil and a notepad. A laptop or tablet will help you in your research. The instructor will suggest other supplies to bring throughout the class.