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Business Plan - 2 part series - 101 & 201

Larimer SBDC training series are designed to give you topic-specific content from a variety of our Instructors over the course of a few weeks. Each month we focus on one or two business topics to delve into. Classes will vary between a live, virtual event or an On-demand recording. Location of in person workshops are listed below.

You can sign up for both workshops individually ($20 each) or together for a discounted price of $30

Topics being covered in this series will include:

Business Plan 101:

Whether your business is still a dream or well underway, a thoughtful business plan can add significantly to your success. Preparing the plan helps identify critical business elements, answers essential questions about profitability and provides a continuing roadmap for both today’s management and tomorrow’s growth. Lastly, a business plan sends a clear message to customers, investors and competitors that you understand your business, its challenges and its opportunities.

ANSWERING ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS THAT DETERMINE SUCCESS…OR FAILURE

     • What is your value proposition?
     • Who are your customers? Why?
     • Are YOU the right person for the business? Why?
     • Where is the CASH needed for you to start?
     • Where is the REVENUE needed for you to prosper?

An effective, dynamic business plan provides both the foundation and the roadmap for your business. It doesn’t need to be long. It doesn’t need to be pretty. It does need to be honest and realistic.

Business Plan 201:

Business Plan 201 will help participants present their business idea to lenders, investors and customers while providing a roadmap for its successful operation and management.

ADDRESSING QUESTIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE BUSINESS STARTUP

     • Why do customers NEED or WANT the products or services you offer?
     • How can you convince others YOU’RE the right person for this business?
     • Is there a viable MARKET for your offerings?
     • What CASH is needed and where can you get it?
     • Where can you find the RESOURCES needed to help you succeed?

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested in advance.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The registration form asks pertinent information on your business and will take 2-3 minutes to complete. Since we are a federally funded program and offer this conference at a reduced rate, we ask these business and demographic questions so we can continue to offer you this conference at a subsidized cost. If you have any issues with registering or receiving a confirmation code, please email info@larimersbdc.org or call 970-204-8600.

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