Larry Elle 
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. 


Tuesday January 31, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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Career Source Career Center 
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Create An Effective Business Plan 

WHEN:     Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHERE:     Career Source Career Center
                    186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                    Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

In the Fresh Pond Shopping Ctr., near the Alewife T Station.

Free parking available. 

Cost: $60.00  ($54.00 plus $6.00 Materials fee)

Today, more people than ever are interested in starting or running a small business. Younger people want to avoid the corporate rat race and Boomers want to strike a different life balance in the “third age”. Running a small business can be very rewarding, but it can also be very risky unless well planned. This workshop imparts the savvy you’ll need to create a business plan that provides your new or existing business with a solid chance to succeed.

Paul Jermain has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch successful businesses.  His workshop will help you think through your business idea and develop an effective plan to reach your goal. Workshop topics include: market analysis and sizing; competition; products/services; marketing; management; and location. Also covered are financial statements such as balance sheets, sales forecasts, cash flow and income statements.

Participants in this interactive workshop will learn how to research a business plan and write it in a format that presents a cohesive picture of the new business. You’ll also learn how to analyze situations and financial statements so that you can make sound decisions. Finally, through workshop involvement, you’ll have a chance to think through your business concept and leave with a firm foundation for your business success.

    PRESENTER:  Paul Jermain is an experienced professional with a diverse background. He served in senior industrial sales and telecommunications marketing roles in companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to global corporations for over 20 years. And, as a small business consultant and business plan program instructor, he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs think and through plans launch successful new businesses from the inception of his private consulting practice in 1986.

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 25.  Registration ends 1:00pm January 31, 2017 or when workshop is full. If paying by check, your check must be received by January 24, 2017.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.  Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal. 

Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. 

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

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The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.


 “Training Today’s Professionals For Tomorrow’s Workplace”