Real business planning is hard work.
Yes you can grab a template offline and fill in the blanks but that kind of business planning will not give you the results you’re looking for.
Real business planning takes hours of research, writing, reviewing and studying.
You’re running a real business so you deserve more than a business plan template and a “see you have a good day!”
According to The SBA, 50% of new businesses will survive to year 5. That means this gives you a 50-50 chance at survival let alone success.
Top reasons for failure are issues like not knowing your customers and what they need, no clear value proposition, under pricing yourself and cash flow problems.
You address all these issues in your business plan.
So what’s keeping you from writing your business plan?
Writing your business plan will save you time and money but best of all, you’ll increase your chances of success.
To test the feasibility of your business idea
To plan ahead for a smoother startup experience
To establish business goals and a course of action
To understand your numbers and how to become profitable
To figure out which products to bring to market and which ones you should not
To figure out who you need on your team
To secure funding from a bank or attract investors
10 weekly video lessons explaining goal setting, marketing, pricing, operations and financial forecasting
LIVE Q&A sessions to answer your most challenging questions
Worksheets and handouts to simplify the business planning process
FREE business plan review with personal feedback and a business plan score to help polish your work
Recommendation for financing when applicable
Deonna Barnett has worked with entrepreneurs in business planning for over 10 years. She has expertise in ideation, business model design, financial management, operations management and marketing strategy development. She has started two businesses of her own and served as Director of a non-profit organization for 4 years. Her connection with financial institutions and expertise in business management provides a unique advantage to helping other small businesses reach their financial and business goals. She's a graduate of The Ohio State University, wife and mother of four and loves, loves, loves small business everything.
Be Whole Financial Enterprise, LLC
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- A message from the instructor
- Before we begin...
- Introduction to Business Planning
- Write Your Business Description
- Business Plan Scoring Rubric
- Resource Guide - Starting Your Business in Ohio
- The Marketing Plan
- Test your learning
- Write Your Marketing Plan
- Determine Your Pricing Through a Breakeven Analysis
- Pricing Strategies
- Breakeven Analysis Calculator
- The Operations Plan
- Legal Structures & Taxes
- Write Your Operations Plan
- Complete Your Sales Forecast
- Complete Your Cash Flow Statement
- Sources & Uses of Funds Worksheet
- Write Your Financial Summary
- Finalizing the Plan
- Submit Your Business Plan for Review
- More resources for you
- Before you go...
Why should I pay for this course when I can get a business template online for free?
Templates are just templates. They don’t talk back. They don’t analyze nor rationalize. This course questions you’re every move. This course offers step-by-step guidance (hand-holding, if you will) and feedback that a template can’t give you.
How long is the process?
The process is 6 weeks long which is a good amount of time for research, writing, revisions, and reviews. You may find that you’ll still be writing and adding finishing touches to your plan after the end of the course.
Will I have a business plan after this course?
Yes! This course is all about writing and completing your own personalized business plan. Be sure to submit your draft and your final business plan for review and feedback.
Can I take this course for two businesses?
This is highly not recommended. You will be swamped with so much info that trying to do two businesses at once will become overwhelming and confusing. Stick to one for now and the information you get from writing one plan can help you write another plan later.
Can my business partner take the course with me?
Yes! You both can take the course together under one enrollment and submit one business plan for review.
How do I get a recommendation for financing?
You must submit your final business plan and it must score over 70% or above to get a professional recommendation and reference for financing at an institution of your choice or with a suggested financial partner. Such recommendation does not guarantee financing but increases your chances.
For questions or help with enrollment, contact Aventi Enterprises at 614-528-4138.