Business Planning 101

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Planning simply helps pinpoint your destination and outlines the best road to get you where you wish to go. More specifically, a business plan is essentially a blueprint and can be used as a communication tool for investors, suppliers, employees, and others that may be interested in your business. It is important to remember that if you don't plan for the success of your business, you will likely fail.

This training program is designed to present students with an overview of the concept of business planning and expound upon its significance in a successful business. The course material defines and describes the components of a business plan, as well as provides access to sample plans and other resources to help entrepreneurs navigate through the world of business.

*This course uses Microsoft Excel for its financial templates. Users are required to have access to the appropriate software in order to view and utilize these templates.*

Course Goals/Objectives

  • Explain the importance of business planning
  • Define and describe the components of a business plan
  • Provide access to sample plans and resources

Publisher Website: www.sba.gov