Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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Economic Alliance of Snohomish
808 134th St SW - Suite 101
Everett, WA 98204



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Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours 

You are operating your business but you have no plan. A good business plan can be your guide to keeping your business on track. Your business plan can keep you focused on your goals and keep you moving forward when faced with obstacles.  As a management tool, your business plan will help you evaluate your progress and provide insight into aspects of your business that need attention.

If you are just starting or looking to expand, lenders will evaluate your business plan when deciding whether to approve your loan application. Your plan can show the profit potential of your business and demonstrate that you are prepared to handle whatever problems may arise.

Join other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop in which you will first write your "Unique Value Statement" that concisely describes your product or service and its value. Then using the "Lean Canvas," write a draft one-page business plan - all in three hours!



You will begin by writing a "Unique Value Statement" for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service directed at your customer. As part of the workshop, you will receive real-time feedback from a SCORE mentor to help you fine tune your Value Statement.

In the second part of the workshop you will use the “Lean Canvas” to begin the process of turning your product/service into a business.  In this interactive session, you use the canvas to help guide you in expanding the information in the Unique Value Statement by capturing key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business in the canvas.  This creates a basic framework that you can use to complete YOUR full, detailed business plan.

NOTE: Bring your laptop, a pencil or a pen as the goal of this workshop is for all participants to leave with a draft of their “Unique Value Statement” and “Lean Canvas.”


Chuck Botsford

This workshop is presented by SCORE Business Mentor, Chuck Botsford.  Chuck has worked with both small and large businesses in marketing, finance and operations. He spent the first 15 years of his career managing restaurants and, during that time, was a financial controller in a regional restaurant chain. He then became an author and educator as he transitioned to the technology industry. For the past 17 years he was at Microsoft in areas of marketing planning and strategy with both retail customers and enterprise businesses.  He has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  You can learn more about Chuck at his LinkedIn profile here:  Chuck Botsford