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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Plan for Profit | Professional Services

February 22, 2022


Looking to Start Your Own Practice?

The world of professional services is changing fast. And, as new business models, new cost pressures, new technologies, and new ways of doing business emerge, more and more people are taking the plunge and starting new practices. So, if you’re thinking of doing the same, you can take the first steps needed to launch your professional practice.  
Start Your Journey with Plan for Profit!
The Illinois SBDC at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) provides a comprehensive training program for entrepreneurs learning to work on their business, whether they are start-up or emerging businesses.
If you’re in a professional services field (e.g. licensed attorney, CPA, medical professional, or a B2B management consultant) and you’re considering launching a practice, this course provides you with the skill set necessary to achieve your aims. 
This course will cover the key areas of:

  1. Business model development
  2. Unique value proposition creation – defining your niche
  3. Business hypotheses testing – completing customer discovery
  4. Product-market fit assessment
  5. Competitive analysis
  6. Marketing strategy development
  7. Financial viability analysis


  1. Schedule a Plan for Profit phone interview here or call (312) 853-3477
  2. Complete application

Things to Know
Program Overview

  1. Module 1: Foundation and Vision outlines your business concept as you determine market needs and identify your target market. 
  2. Module 2: Marketing and Exposure invites you to continue your customer discovery, develop marketing strategies, and strengthen your brand.
  3. Module 3: Financials and Finesse helps you acquire the language of business and learn more about financial projections.

Program Benefits

  1. Create a business model canvas that includes your target market(s) and your unique value propositions
  2. Test your idea in the marketplace
  3. Narrow down the areas in which you’ll be practicing
  4. Pitch your idea to panelists
  5. Engage in a one-on-one advising session

When: Every Thursday from March 3 – April 28, 2022, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, CST
Cost: $99.00
Where: Via Zoom
Click Here to Apply Now!

The Illinois SBDC at WBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance, please contact (312) 853-3477 ext. 100.


February 22, 2022
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