Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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100 Middle Street
East Tower, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04101

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Nancy Strojny 
SCORE Portland Maine 





Writing a Business Plan - Narrative

This is a FREE Workshop sponsored by DECD.  Preregistration is required.

What is a Business Plan?

A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals and serves as your company's resume.

In this this workshop learn how to prepare the narrative portion of a business plan, including understanding each section that should be included, and identifying resources for gathering information to support the business plan.

Why do I need a Business Plan?

The real value of creating a business plan is not simply having the finished product in hand. The value lies in the process of researching and analyzing your business is a systematic way. The act of planning helps you question your assumptions as you develop the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • General Company Description
  • Products and Services
  • Marketing Plan
  • Operational Plan
  • Management, professional and advisory support

Your Presenter - Josh Saunders

Josh Saunders currently works with a variety of businesses, utilizing his experiences in operations and executive level management to help them to identify, explore and capitalize on new opportunities, while optimizing current processes.  Josh has served as the Senior Operations Director for a national engineering firm, led the sales and marketing efforts of a regional modular home builder and served as President of a multi-million dollar wood products manufacturer.  Josh has also counseled small business and entrepreneurs both as a SCORE volunteer and a full-time counselor with the Maine Small Business Development Centers. 

Josh received his AB in Engineering from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Josh loves to ski, having learned to do so at the age of 3, at the end of a dog leash, and is very happy that his two children are now learning to ski as well, as he will have a valid excuse to ski on a more regular basis. Josh, his wife and their two children live in Cumberland, Maine.