Ready to write your Business Plan? The most important parts of the Business Plan are the Competitive Analysis and the Sales Forecast. These are also the parts that entrepreneurs have the most trouble with.
Get some help with proven and practical techniques by attending Competitive Analysis and Sales Forecast in Lisle, Illinois on September 17, or at Governors State University on September 30, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
You Will Learn and Practice These Techniques:
- Imagining Excellence: a technique to create a multi-aspect Vision for focusing yourself and team efforts
- The Business Plan format
- Describing The Market, including Competitive Analysis, your differentiation and positioning
- Sizing your target market
- Some techniques for Marketing Tactics – the 4Ps
- Sizing the sales effort
- How to develop the Sales Forecast
- How to describe Organization and Operations
- Format of the Financials section
- 30 mistakes to avoid in your Business Plan
The workshop provides slides and a workbook to apply the techniques to your own business problem during the workshop, and uses a booklet as its text. Order the low-cost PDF booklet download at Purchase Books | BUSINESS TECHNIQUES BOOKS
Why Attend a Workshop?
For many of us, the written word is not enough. We want to be shown, then practice, and then chat in person about how to do it better. To meet these needs, veteran consultant and author Tom Gray created Business Techniques Institute – Chicagoland, a group of 12 face-to-face half-day workshops, partnering with local organizations like Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and local colleges.
Small business owners and managers can attend one workshop or several, depending on the topics they want to explore and the problems they seek to solve. The first series begins in September at the College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle, Illinois. The second series begins two weeks later at the Illinois SBDC at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, Room C3300, University Park, Illinois.
To register, visit Business Techniques Institute | Get Better @ Business
Why Not Try It Out?
Want to grow your business? Do you know how? Is there something you could learn about writing a Business Plan, finding your competitive edge, and forecasting sales, or do you know all that already? Why not invest in a booklet and a workshop? For a few dollars and hours, your business could take off to a new level!
Tom Gray helps owners save and grow their companies. He is a management consultant focused on small business, certified as a Turnaround Professional (CTP), Business Development Advisor, and SCORE Mentor. He can be reached at 630-512-0406 or email@example.com. See www.tom-gray.com. For Tom’s new book Business Techniques for Growth: More Tools for Small Business Success, and its predecessor Business Techniques in Troubled Times: A Toolbox for Small Business Success, see http://www.businesstechniquesbooks.com/