Her face scrunched as she expelled all the contents of her lungs. Her mouth wide, tears in her eyes, and the hanging, pink epiglottis danced violently at the back of her throat. Her stance said she was ready for war, but my mind said I was too as it raged and raced at the child before me. I understood her position, but I thought it no excuse. My temper flared. Hers sprouted wings and soared.(more…)
What Is A Business Plan & Why Are They Important?
A business plan is a strategic planning tool for entrepreneurs. A properly structured business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary act on business ideas but also functions as a roadmap them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives. A business plan is imperative for a business to attract funding. Banks and other investors want to clearly make the connection between how the entrepreneur will be using capital and how that will translate into a return on their investment.
Although many entrepreneurs know the importance of a business plan, for most startups, funding is a challenge and business consultants are not cheap. The average cost for a business plan ranges between US$500-US$3000. This range is wide, however, it reflects the true variant levels of the needs entrepreneurs and businesses. Additionally, business plans are not static documents and should be reviewed and updated at least annually.
For serial entrepreneurs, these costs add up quickly.
Learn A Skill
By being equipped to write business plans, an entrepreneur positions their business and themselves to take advantage of more opportunities. In a competitive marketplace, self-development and learning are crucial.
For this reason, I have decided to offer a workshop. Repeatedly requested by clients of mine and other business professionals within my network, it’ scheduled to take place at the Council of Voluntary Services, 2D Camp Road Kingston 5, Jamaica on March 23, 2019.
This full-day Business Plan Writing workshop is a pre-registered event designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to acquire the necessary skills requires to create a business plan. The process is simplified and broken down into digestible sections. All the essential steps are covered, including drafting the original document; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms. Participants will come away from the workshop confident and prepared to write a business plan.
The workshop aims to teach participants how to:
- – Research and analyze the individual components needed for a business plan
- – Apply skills to create a business plan for different audiences, including investors, banks, and other stakeholders
- – Explain the purpose and future of their business in easy to understand terms
- – Use accounting terms to describe the future for their business
- – Describe their marketing, sales, and planning strategies
– Business Plan Writing Guide (Book)
The workshop will cover problem areas, such as cash flow projections and designing the plan as needed for specific types of funding.
The workshop offers a total value of over J$70,000.00. You can’t afford to miss it! Register with a business partner or friend for $12,000 each!
Business Plan Consultant & Author
As this year comes to a close, I am reminded of everything that I have been able to accomplish, both individually and as a part of an amazing and supportive behind-the-scenes team. We sincerely would like to thank you, our clients, suppliers, supporters and partners who have made 2018 an incredible year of growth, successes and realized opportunities for us, and by extension my brand.
Each project was a challenge and a phenomenal success – thanks to your vision and commitment, often requiring clarity and an extension of skills that has served as a catalyst for improvement, change and innovation. I will treasure the experience as well as the lessons.
I am especially grateful for your flexibility, patience and the opportunity to have served you in the past year and towards continued partnerships in 2019.
Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can improve on your service experience.
With that, my team and I wish for you a wonderful holiday season filled with good feelings and a prosperous and successful 2019!.
Yours in good spirits,
Business Plan Consultant & Author
Have you ever tried to write a business plan? It’s not the easiest task for someone with no experience in business (despite what the draft articles on the internet say). If it were, business plan consultant wouldn’t come with a US$2,000 – US$15,000. (Don’t worry, I don’t charge that much for simple, standard plans.). Most entrepreneurs taking the time to write a complete business plan understands the usefulness of same.(more…)
I’ve mentioned before, however, passively that I’m writing a book. Well, it’s true! It’s one of those fanciful somethings I’ve always wanted to do but never given any serious thought to (Much like having a cozy reading nook with a library and a view in my dream house) until last year. I realized there was nothing stopping me from doing exactly that, so rather than another short story, I started. We are about six (6) months and 20,000 words deep at this point and I think it’s going well. Some days, it’s spitting out the ideas and other days it’s fleshing, moulding, editing and shaping those ideas. I’m thriving on the encouragement of those close to me right now. It’s very much needed. All of a sudden, I think my storytelling skills suck. The unwavering support of my loved ones is unmatched. I’m grateful for it.(more…)