Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 
565 Metro Place South
1st floor Networking Room
Dublin, OH 43017

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Jim Allen 
SCORE Columbus 

How to Research and Write a Successful Business Plan

A business plan is a tool that helps you carefully think through every step of starting and running your company. It ensures your business decisions are backed by trusted and relevant information. Writing a business plan is not difficult, especially if you have an easy to follow, step-by-step template

In this workshop, we’ll explain each step of the writing a business plan. You’ll get a business plan template that includes straightforward instructions for completing each section of the business plan, questions to help you think through each aspect, and corresponding fillable worksheets for key sections

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Determine the best plan template & format for your business
  • Discover any weaknesses in your business idea so you can address them before you open for business
  • Use free online research & business planning tools.
  • Write plans for each functional area of your business: operations, marketing & finance
  • Analyze the market and competition to strengthen your idea
  • Set specific & measurable business objectives
  • Calculate when your business will make a profit and how much money you need to reach that point, so you can be prepared with adequate startup capital

FREE Workshop Tools

  • Business Plan Templates
  • List of dozens of research & planning tools
  • Financial spreadsheets
  • Links to 500 sample business plans


Our Speaker:  John Rhind


John is a creative marketing communications leader with over 35 years of experience. He’s helped dozens of Fortune 500 companies  build strategic marketing programs that combine digital and traditional marketing approaches to deliver measurable results.  John is a Certified Inbound Marketing Professional, has a Bachelor of Science from the Scripps School of Journalism / Public Relations at Ohio University, is an active community volunteer, and is one of our Columbus SCORE volunteer mentors.

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Parking is free.  Pre registration is required with a $20.00 fee for refreshments and presentation materials. You may bring one guest for free. Select the PayPal payment option to pay with regular credit card or PayPal account.

All Veterans recieve a $10.00 discount.  When registering enter the discount code VETERAN.  A valid ID will be required at the door.

Columbus OH SCORE Chapter provides FREE Counseling and Low Cost Workshops to new and existing businesses in the Franklin, Delaware, Union, and Madison and Central Ohio counties.  Visit us today to learn more.