Business Planning, Module 1 of 3 - 09/28/2019 - C0028 September 28, 2019, 9:00am CDT September 28, 2019, 12:00pm CDT
Ottawa University
Ottawa University
245 S. Executive Drive
Suite 110
Brookfield, WI, 53005

This three module workshop program is spread over several weeks to allow you to finalize a solid business plan. The format includes lectures, discussions and breakout sessions with several mentors, and "hands on" coaching during the workshops. Mentors will continue one-on-one coaching between and after workshops until completion of your business plan.

  • Module 1 (Sept 28, 2019): Business plan overview; market research; defining your product and services; and preparing a SWOT analysis.
  • Module 2 (Oct 12, 2019): Marketing & sales strategy; mission, vision & objectives; and legal structure & ownership.
  • Module 3 (Oct 26, 2019): Financial statements; financing; and supporting info.

While all are welcome to attend, this workshop is directed to entrepreneurs who are ready to start a new business or for existing small business owners who lack a formal plan to grow or obtain financing.

Our Presenter

Frank Sherman retired in 2012 after a 35-year career with Akzo Nobel, the world's largest coatings and specialty chemical company. He successfully turned around the $1.3 billion global surface chemistry division through customer insights, innovation, and a high performing organization. He has experience in business start-ups as well as mergers and acquisitions. Frank now volunteers at SCORE by mentoring and through teaching workshops such as this one.