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The Successful Business: Planning & Funding

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


Thursday, Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Price: $139
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Missouri State University
405 N. Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MO 65806

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