The Rutgers Newark SBDC offers a 4 week - 20 hour Business Plan Writing Workshop. This workshop cycle is offered on Saturdays and will be conducted in a computer lab facility. At the completion of the workshop, clients who need additional assistance with fine-tuning their business plans will have an opportunity to have a Business & Financial Plan Review. A draft business plan is required in order to be schueded for an appointment. A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION is issued after participating in all 20 hours of the Smart Business Plan Writing Workshop. Costs include training manual, 4 writing classes with hands on computer access to MS Word, Excel & the Internet. Individualized attention with experienced trainers/presenters; step by step tutoring with in-class counseling. SPRING CYCLE: APRIL 21, 2018 - MAY 12, 2018 Week 1 - Saturday, April 21, 2018 Executive Summary & the Organization Plan Business Description, Mission; Goals & Objectives; Keys to Success; Company Ownership; Ownership & Legal Structuring; Company Location & Facilities; Management Summary; Organizational Struture; Management Team; Management Team Gaps; Personnel Plan Week 2 - Saturday, April 28, 2018 Understanding Market Research & Developing a Marketing Plan Market Analysis Summary; Customer Description; Market Segmentation; Industry Analysis; Industry Participants; Distribution Patterns; Competition and Buying Patterns; Main Competitors; Strategies & Implementation Summary; Marketing Strategy; Pricing Strategy; Promotion Strategy; Sales Strategy; Sales Forecast; Sales Programs; Milestones Week 3 - Saturday, May 5, 2018 Business Plan Financials (Part I) Financial Plan; Introduction; Start up Financial Summary; Important Assumption Key Financial Indicators; Break-even Analysis; Balance Sheet; Cash Flow Statements; Profit & Loss Statements; Income Statement; Business Ratios Week 4 - Saturday, May 12, 2018 Business Plan Financial (Part II) Financial Reporting; Preparation & Interpreting Business Financial Statements; Financial projections; Supporting documents requirements. REGISTRATION PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Cost to attend: $100 Sorry, no cash will be accepted for registration for this event Advanced payment on Eventbrite will guarantee your SEAT. First come, first served policy applied. REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY You can cancel your ticket(s) to our event within 1 week of the scheduled date by requesting in writing to email@example.com. Cancelations received less than 1 week before the scheduled event WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. An internal credit will be given to you to attend the event at a later date and you will be offered 1 year to redeem this credit. We will require a 2 week advance notice to schedule you for the next available event. Any tickets purchased tickets that results in a "No Show" to the event will not be refunded. By not showing up for the event you have forfeited money paid and previous internal credit offered.