SBDC Master Plan Course

May 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Karim Dure

10 weeks – deep dive into all of the essential elements of an effective business plan by presenters who are subject matter experts. Documents and PowerPoint presentations will be shared with the participating students. Students will come away with a better understanding of how to draft a dynamic, eye-catching and effective business plan for any aspiring entrepreneur. Each class will not only cover a particular section of the business plan, but will also include invaluable real world applications of the lessons being learned. Students will have an opportunity to network with fellow classmates as well as the subject matter experts that will be presenting. At the conclusion of the 10-weeks each student will have a solid business plan!

The course schedule and materials is as follows:

03/30/22 | Introductions/Starting a Business in Illinois

04/06/22 | Executive Summary/Purpose and Plan

04/13/22 | Company Description

04/20/22 | Market/Determine the Need

04/27/22 | Target Market and Intellectual Property

05/04/22 | Sales Introduction and Marketing

05/11/22 | Financials – Determining Costs, Expenses, and Use of Funds

05/18/22 | The Competition and Industry Trends

05/25/22 | Operations

06/01/22 | Management Structure/Business Plan Presentation