WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Plan for Profit is WBDC's newest and most comprehensive training program for people learning to work on their business whether they are start up or emerging businesses. Comprised of 3 modules of 4 sessions, 3 hours each, the program takes you through a hands-on approach to drafting your business plan.
Each session focuses on a critical aspect of business development, shows you the ropes and then allows time for you to draft that part. To strengthen your skills, you get feedback from each other on the part your researched and developed. Moreover, a vast array of online tools help you research questions related to developing your business plan. Upon completion of the 12-session program and a solid business plan you will receive a Business Plan Development Program Certificate.
Module 1: (June 18, 20, 25, 27) Foundation and Vision
bolts you into your business concept through
writing the first draft of your executive summary
determining market needs at the industry level
identifying your target market
building a company overview
briefly pitching to your peers about your business
prior to acceptance into the program you must:
be committed to only one business idea that you plan to develop
make an appointment with our Director of Entrepreneurial Services to help you assess your readiness for this rigorous program
attend WBDC Starting a Business in IL
attend the Take the Mystery out of Finance workshop
submit your feasible business concept to the Director of Entrepreneurial Services for program readiness assessment.
strongly encouraged: bring your laptop/ tablet device.